Topic : Heather Redfern

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'AIM-ing' High for Succession Planning in the Transportation Industry

| June 15, 2016

How do you replace the institutional knowledge and subject expertise of a 40-year employee? You do it through succession planning, which is especially necessary in the transportation industry where senior level managers often have well over 25 years’ experience.

Transportation Funding a Win for All

| January 20, 2016

With more money from the federal level, transit agencies will be able to make crucial infrastructure fixes, replace vehicles and possibly dust off “wish list” improvements projects long-shelved due to lack of capital. The Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority knows what a difference government support of public transportation can make.

May 20, 2015

Catenary Replacement Plan Leads to 150 Miles of Success

The Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority’s Regional (commuter) Rail system was inherited from the Pennsylvania and Reading Railroads and the infrastructure in many sections of the system has been serving the Philadelphia area for more than 100 years. Fifteen years ago, overhead catenary system (OCS) failures were a common occurrence on SEPTA Regional Rail, a result of fatigue cracks and wear. The all too common OCS failures were frustrating for SEPTA customers who occasionally found it difficult to depend on train service for their travels and for SEPTA, whose crews were constantly working to repair and maintain the system.

Bus| October 13, 2014

At SEPTA, Internal Support Helps Roadeo Team Thrive

Before employees get to the international level, SEPTA hosts its own annual roadeos — the authority’s Bus Roadeo just celebrated its 30th anniversary — where operators and maintenance staff compete for company bragging rights, in front of their colleagues and families.

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