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Transit Facility Center Gives Help, Hope to Those 'With Nowhere to Go'

| April 17, 2018

Transit facilities — train stations, bus depots and transportation centers — are often the shelter of choice for people experiencing homelessness, especially when weather conditions make it too dangerous to stay outside.

Sydney residents given headphones to reduce rail construction noise

Rail| December 20, 2017

Several residents and government officials have criticized the headphones, mainly because they are difficult to wear to bed, when construction work is the most disruptive.

Government Issues| October 11, 2017

Knoxville Area Transit bolsters service, safety and outreach efforts

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| September 26, 2017

Las Vegas RTC bus hits the road to get public opinion on future transit plans

The air-conditioned bus includes a kids zone play area, seating, and countertops to accommodate iPad workstations for residents to take a short survey (in English and Spanish) and two wide-screen monitors for presentations.

Management & Operations| August 22, 2017

Best Practices for Long-Term Transit Project Communication

If well managed, the political, public and stakeholder engagement process — where all of the key people involved are vested in the vision and goals of the project — can form the groundwork for timely project delivery.

Q&A: Reno, Nev. transit agency CEO talks customer service, collaboration

Lee Gibson also discusses reducing agency operating costs, as well using alternative project and program delivery methods.

Management & Operations| December 19, 2014

Mich. RTA's chief talks transit agency's website, goals

New CEO of the RTA, Michael Ford says the organization is in the process of creating policies and procedures, and finalizing its vision and mission.

Accessibility| June 26, 2014

Hampton Roads launches site to improve commute options

Residents can share their ideas, criticisms and other thoughts at the Connect Hampton Roads website, which goes live on Thursday.
Management & Operations| June 24, 2014

D.C. Metro unveils Silver Line TV spots

The 15-second commercials, which will begin airing later this week, encourage the region to “look alive, good times are ahead,” while creatively highlighting the benefits of the new line: access to employment, entertainment, and shopping without the hassles of traffic or the expense of gas and parking.
Bus| February 21, 2014

Five Questions: Keith Parker, GM/CEO MARTA

When taking over as GM/CEO of MARTA in Dec. 2012, Parker, who has a large array of both public and private sector experience in diverse communities around the country, said he’d like to change the perception of the agency.
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