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Metro Magazine
3520 Challenger Street
Torrance, CA 90503

METRO Magazine'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 publishes exclusive content, including Top Rail Projects Survey, Top Transit Bus Fleets and the Top 50 Motorcoach Operators listings. In addition to print, METRO publishes several E-newsletters and timely blogs. 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.

Mark Hollenbeck

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.

White Papers

Factors in Transit Bus Ramp Slope and Wheelchair-Seated Passenger Safety Nearly 3 million U.S. adults are wheelchair or scooter users1, and as the population ages this number is expected to rise. Many wheelchair users rely upon public transportation to access work, medical care, school and social activities.

Mass Transit Capital Planning An overview of the world-class best practices for assessing, prioritizing, and funding capital projects to optimize resources and align with the organization’s most critical immediate and long-term goals.

The Benefits of Door-to-Door Service in ADA Complementary Paratransit Many U.S. transit agencies continue to struggle with the quality of ADA service, the costs, and the difficulties encountered in contracting the service, which is the method of choice for a significant majority of agencies. One of the most basic policy decisions an agency must make involves whether to provide door-to-door, or only curb-to-curb service.

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