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Publisher's Perspective: A good year for new service openings, but not funding certainty

Management & Operations| February 22, 2018

The New Year that just began should be a good one for the launching of new rail and bus rapid transit lines and extensions to existing networks, with the project schedules we’ll look at below.

New York drops 'ladies and gentlemen' for more inclusive announcements

Management & Operations| November 14, 2017

Effective immediately, subway conductors and bus drivers have been instructed to use gender-neutral language when communicating, such as "passengers," "riders," and "everyone."

Accessibility| May 8, 2017

How to Write Effective Mass Transit System Policies

Solid policies — whether for employees or riders — are the backbone of any transportation agency’s operations.

Management & Operations| April 11, 2017

ITS America set public policy mission, senior leadership team

The move follows an extensive re-visioning process across the ITS America membership — which represent interests and expertise from private companies, leading public research, and academic institutions, as well as state and city DOT leaders.

Management & Operations| February 24, 2017

L.A. Metro reconsidering selling naming rights for trains, stations

Since board approval in December, the staff received new information from the Los Angeles County Counsel’s Office saying corporate naming decisions by Metro could lead to free speech entanglements

Management & Operations| February 23, 2017

Cincinnati Metro examines weapons policy following incident on bus

Although Ohio is an “Open Carry” state, a license is needed to carry a concealed weapon, however, only concealed weapons are allowed on motor vehicles, including buses.

Management & Operations| November 14, 2016

Sacramento RT considers allowing alcohol ads on trains, buses

The transit agency’s proposed policy would allow more bars and restaurants to advertise on transit vehicles, which could be lucrative for the financially struggling bus agency.

Rail| September 26, 2016

Calif. SMART policy proposes cellphone ban onboard trains

The proposed ban highlights debate over the use of cellphones in public spaces for work or leisure purposes, and the annoyance many feel at being roped into someone else’s conversation.

Government Issues| September 22, 2016

U.S. DOT issues policy for testing, deployment of automated vehicles

Vehicle performance guidance uses a 15-point Safety Assessment to set clear expectations for manufacturers developing and deploying automated vehicle technologies.

University| January 25, 2016

U. of Nebraska-Lincoln policy prohibits electronic device use while driving

New distracted driving policy prohibits drivers from “creating, sending or reviewing text messages or email, accessing the Internet for any purpose, electronic gaming and reading any printed material on an electronic device or in paper form while operating a university motor vehicle.


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