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TTC plan puts ‘customer at center of all it does’

Government Issues| October 11, 2017

The Toronto Transit Commission developed a five-year plan that put the customer at the center of all that it does, from service planning to service delivery, including a new station management model, customer charter, fleet and infrastructure renewal, and how it manages its people.

Knoxville Area Transit bolsters service, safety and outreach efforts

Government Issues| October 11, 2017

KAT has increased service levels on 14 of 23 regular fixed routes, along with restructuring three downtown trolley routes following extensive public input. During this same period, KAT has continued to emphasize the importance of safety throughout the organization, adding pedestrian awareness stickers to driver work stations, and limiting speeds in high-pedestrian areas, resulting in a 20% reduction in preventable accidents over three years.

Management & Operations| October 10, 2017

Transit GM Q&A: How are you attracting talent?

Metro asked some top industry executives how they are attracting the next generation of talent.

Management & Operations| October 9, 2017

Managing Change in a Multimodal World Key Topic to Kickoff APTA EXPO

Incoming APTA CEO Nat Ford outlined five priorities and new committees to address the drastic changes happening in public transit.

Management & Operations| October 6, 2017

APTA study finds rural, small town public transit ridership up 8% since 2007

Authors of “Public Transit's Impact on Rural and Small Towns” show that public transit's affordability and the demographic makeup of these areas combine to make public transit desirable for rural and small town populations.

Rail| October 5, 2017

New APTA study provides framework for measuring high-speed, intercity rail ROI

This seminal report, called "Framework for Assessing the ROI for High-Speed and Intercity Rail Projects," goes beyond the confines of the classic "benefit cost analysis" — which focuses on travel time and cost efficiency impacts.

Technology| September 29, 2017

Stertil-Koni set to debut VR at APTA EXPO

Will display heavy duty vehicle lifts that are all fully Buy America-Compliant. There, visitors can see a real Skylift, Diamond, Ecolift, and wireless mobile column lifts in action.

Management & Operations| September 28, 2017

First Transit names Varner to regional VP post

He was most recently the executive director of Rock Region METRO in Little Rock, Ark.

September 20, 2017

The Transit Industry's Workforce Challenge is Still Real

Where are we today with the great anticipated retirement wave? It looks like it may finally be starting, if not fully underway. It seems at least a couple times each month we here of a transit CEO who is retiring, technical staff who are leaving, and the difficulty in filling maintenance and operations positions with skilled workers for those who have retired.

Management & Operations| September 14, 2017

Transportation options could lure Amazon to Denver, report says

The New York Times recently published an analysis of roughly fifty American metro areas and used guidance that Amazon included in its request for proposals to narrow down the field.

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