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Transit Agencies' Mobility-Enhancing Partnerships with TNCs on the Rise

Management & Operations| September 17, 2018

Transit officials are forming partnerships rather than standing back and watching technological advances buffet their ridership and financial goals.

Seattle Mayor announces free transit passes for high school students

Management & Operations| February 22, 2018

The program will cost the city $3.8 million from the Transportation Benefit District, with $1 million from King County Metro. Officials plan for the program to launch in Fall 2018.

Rail| December 20, 2017

Two train enthusiasts killed in Wash. Amtrak crash

Jim Hamre and Zack Willhoite both worked in the transportation industry.

Management & Operations| October 10, 2017

CEOs Discuss Focusing on Behaviors for Better Results

Culture isn’t about results, it’s about behaviors — leadership behaviors, employee behaviors, and customer behaviors. That was the takeaway at the Monday session “Executive Roundtable: Creating World Class Organizations – Leadership, Culture, Trust, Empowerment.”

Management & Operations| February 28, 2017

How open-source platforms helped 2 agencies manage real-time info

Many agencies still rely on expensive proprietary software for trip planning and real-time customer information, which present such issues as lack of user-friendly interfaces and a concomitant price structure in which license renewals and software modifications generally cost in the thousands annually.

Security and Safety | January 24, 2017

Pierce Transit secures grant to expand Rosco/Mobileye tech usage

Data collected by Pierce Transit on the efficacy of the new equipment will be used to determine whether the technology should be used nationwide, by transit agencies and school districts.

Government Issues| October 17, 2016

Pierce Transit awarded grant to partner with TNCs, taxis

The agency will coordinate with Transportation Networking Companies and/or taxi companies to coordinate on-demand rides within certain areas though the use of app-based technology.

Bus| September 22, 2016

METRO, PERC honor innovation, clean fleets at BusCon 2016

Arrow Stage Lines, L.A. Metro and Pierce Transit and their supplier partners, as well as fleets in San Diego and Detroit were among the honorees.

Management & Operations| September 15, 2016

2016 Women in Transportation: Susan Dreier

Sue Dreier began her transit career on the ground floor as a part-time bus operator for Lane Transit District (LTD) in 1990 in Eugene, Ore., as she went back to school to earn her BA in public administration while also raising her two daughters.

Management & Operations| September 11, 2016

Question of the Day: New Initiatives

We asked top public transit officials Joe Calabrese, Sue Dreier, Peter Varga, Gary Thomas, Dan Boehm, Jeffrey C. Arndt, Len Engel, Nathaniel P. Ford Sr. and Kevin Kane what new initiatives they've implemented since last year's APTA Annual.

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