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Laketran expands propane fleet to improve efficiency

Shuttle| January 25, 2018

One of those strategies is transitioning the 85-bus Dial-a-Ride fleet from diesel fuel to propane.

Laketran receives funds for 8 Dial-a-Ride buses

Bus| October 27, 2017

The $970,536 comes from the Ohio DOT's Ohio Transit Preservation Partnership Program.

Management & Operations| July 27, 2017

Laketran promotes Capelle to GM post

Ben Capelle will succeed Ray Jurkowski, who announced his retirement earlier this year and has served Laketran as GM since 2003.

Sustainability| May 18, 2017

Laketran opens $1.6M propane autogas fueling station, new buses

The three-phase capital project included engineering, construction of the fueling station, and installation of indoor propane detectors for safety inside Laketran’s 122,000 square foot vehicle storage and maintenance area.

Public Transit GM Q&A: What has been the impact of new technology?

We asked top transit officials from around the nation what was the last tech they implemented and what was its impact.


Accessibility| May 3, 2017

How Transit Agencies are Alleviating Demand for Paratransit Services

With ridership and costs up on systems around the nation, many are looking for ways to not only eliminate some of those costs, but also, in many cases, expand mobility for seniors and people with disabilities.

Laketran GM honored by state association for 'Transit Excellence'

Jurkowski was honored for his dedicated 43-year career in public transportation that started in Westchester County, N.Y., leading him to work in Philadelphia and St. Louis, before serving Lake County as the GM of Laketran in 2003.

Accessibility| March 21, 2017

Senior population growth impacts Laketran demand on Dial-a-Ride

Ridership has increased 14 percent over the last three years and has no sign of slowing down. The January 2017 ridership is up 12% over January 2016.

Management & Operations| January 30, 2017

Laketran GM Jurkowski announces plan to retire

Under his tenure, Laketran passed two local sales tax levies in 2003 and 2013, which safeguarded the future of the agency through the passage of a permanent levy.  

Bus| June 10, 2016

Ohio's Laketran debuts clean diesel MCI Commuters

The agency invested in 10 new clean-diesel MCI Commuter Coaches to replace 1998 MCI workhorse models about to go into retirement, plus four additional coaches are due to arrive in 2017.


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