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Palm Tran's executive director spends day working customer service

Management & Operations| March 8, 2018

Clinton B. Forbes spent hours on the phone assisting fixed-route riders with questions, directions, and other transit needs.

N.C. Durham-Orange light rail project plans reports, vote for April

Rail| March 8, 2017

The FTA told GoTriangle in a recent email that the two counties involved must be committed to paying at least 30% of the project’s local cost, or $371.1 million, before the project can be approved for engineering work.

Management & Operations| February 15, 2017

New mobility website to track Washington, D.C. traffic congestion

The dynamic web tool shows the District’s state of mobility for surface transportation modes and outlines DDOT’s recommendations for managing and operating built infrastructure to meet growing demand.

December 7, 2016

How Using One-Third Rule Helps Bus Operators Manage Intersections

I’ve been noticing a rising number of folks — driving vehicles of all types — rushing through intersections after the signal has reached a full and solid red. There is one particular intersection in town where motorists continue to plow through the red signal as if stopping has somehow become optional. Rushing through intersections is not a safe practice and proceeding through a red signal still happens to be a traffic violation. This should be a secret to no one. Yet, it seems to happen all the time.

Management & Operations| March 3, 2016

Therese McMillan named chief planning officer for L.A. Metro

During her years as acting FTA adminstrator, McMillan has led reform in transit safety, capital planning and oversight, civil rights, Disadvantaged Business Enterprise programs and efforts related to the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Management & Operations| January 19, 2016

Porcari named president of U.S. Advisory Services at WSP | PB

Will direct the firm’s strategic consulting services across all market sectors, including buildings, transportation and infrastructure, industrial and energy, and environment. 

Rail| June 17, 2015

Mayor, transit officials discuss plans for Pope Francis visit to Philadelphia

With as many as two million people expected to hit the city during the event, Mayor Nutter said Philadelphians should be prepared to walk a few miles or more, since private vehicles will not be a viable option and public transportation routes and schedules will be altered for efficiency and capacity purposes.

University| March 30, 2015

What to Consider When Planning Campus Transportation

BusOps spoke with consultant Bob Bourne of Bourne Transit Consulting LLC about some things colleges and universities should consider when building routes, as well as some of the issues they may experience when embarking on the process of creating a transportation network on campus.

Bus| October 15, 2014

Growing ridership, service keys to UTA success

By all indications, 2013 was quite a year for UTA, leading to the agency being named APTA’s 2014 Outstanding Public Transportation System for a transit agency providing 20 million or more passenger trips.
Bus| August 27, 2014

Study: Hillsborough must expand bus service before seeking rail grants

The study, which was conducted by AECOM, has reportedly dismayed advocates of a plan to put a tax-for-transportation referendum on an upcoming ballot, perhaps by 2016.
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