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Metro Magazine
3520 Challenger Street
Torrance, CA 90503

Founded in 1904, METRO Magazine has served the bus and passenger rail industries for more than a century. METRO's coverage includes both public transit systems and private bus operators, addressing topics such as funding mechanisms, procurement, rolling stock maintenance, privatization, risk management and sustainability.


Annually, METRO recognizes a motorcoach operator of the year and publishes the top 50 rail projects in North America, top 100 transit systems, top 50 motorcoach operators and Fact Book, METRO's annual directory. In addition to the print publication, METRO has an award-winning Website,, and a several e-mail newsletters, such as the weekly METRO Express. METRO also sponsors BusCon, North America's largest bus show.


Frank Di Giacomo (Publisher)
Frank has been involved with METRO since 1981. He has served on a variety of APTA committees including its prestigious Business Member Board of Governors. In 2002, Frank was presented APTA's Outstanding Public Transportation Business Award for his contributions to the industry. In 1992, Frank conceived and launched the Motorcoach Industry Achievement Award, given annually at UMA’s Bus Expo to the industry figure who has served the industry with distinction.

Mark Hollenbeck (Associate Publisher)
Mark has been involved in the bus industry since 1996. He serves as sales manager for METRO and School Bus Fleet magazines and their accompanying Websites.

Janna Starcic (Executive Editor)
Janna is a graduate in art from California State University, Long Beach. She began her career at Bobit in 2000 as an editorial assistant.

Alex Roman (Managing Editor)
Alex is a graduate in journalism from California State University, Long Beach. He has previously written for various trade, local and independent magazines and newspapers in the Southern California area.

Nicole Schlosser (Senior Editor)
Nicole is a graduate in creative writing from St. Mary's College-California. Before joining Bobit in August 2007, she worked for an environmental nonprofit, editing educational materials.

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METRO Magazine - June 2013

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