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January 2002 Issue

Riding the Airwaves of Satellite Radio

Leslie Davis, managing editor

XM and Sirius radio allow operators to change music without changing tapes.

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Management & Operations| January 1, 2002

Riding the Airwaves of Satellite Radio

XM and Sirius radio allow operators to change music without changing tapes.
Minneapolis Rides High on Light Rail Revolution
Rail| January 1, 2002

Minneapolis Rides High on Light Rail Revolution

A booming population and a desire to rein in congestion led to the dawning of the Hiawatha light rail line, the first to be built in Minnesota. Plans to integrate the light rail project with a multimodal transportation system in Minneapolis are also on the horizon.
How the Motorcoach Industry Can Meet the Challenge of 2002
Management & Operations| January 1, 2002

How the Motorcoach Industry Can Meet the Challenge of 2002

Keys to survival will be the ability to target new customers, creating a solid contingency plan and the courage to try something new, like Dale Bunce’s five marketing strategies.
Management & Operations| January 1, 2002

Despite Challenges, BRT Continues to Shine

As it slides toward a respectable mode of U.S. public transportation, bus rapid transit still faces budgetary, political and community-related problems.
Management & Operations| January 1, 2002

5 Ways to Keep Your Shop Accident Free

Preventing accidents means involving supervisors, adjusting attitudes and getting feedback from shop personnel.
Coach USA Reclaims No. 1 Spot in Top 50 Fleet Survey
Management & Operations| January 1, 2002

Coach USA Reclaims No. 1 Spot in Top 50 Fleet Survey

After five years, Coach USA once again claims the top spot in METRO’s 16th Annual Survey, where 40-foot buses remain the dominant presence in fleet composition.
Management & Operations| January 1, 2002

Optimism about 2002 recovery should be backed by action

For many reasons, including, of course, the events of Sept. 11, I’m glad 2001 is behind us. But there is much work ahead this year.
Management & Operations| January 1, 2002

Insurance premium crunch created by the ‘perfect storm’

Today, the bus insurance industry is in a peculiar situation: It can’t defend rising premiums without admitting to playing a large contributing role in creating the foundation for today’s “crisis” by underpricing its product for years.
Management & Operations| January 1, 2002

L.A. bus company thinks way outside the box

Golden State Transportation is accused of conspiring to transport tens of thousands of illegal immigrants from U.S. towns along the Mexican border to cities in California, Colorado and Washington state.
Management & Operations| January 1, 2002

Driver fatigue not a significant factor in crashes

Driver fatigue was a reported factor in fewer than one motorcoach accident every 21/2 years, reported the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute.
Rail| January 1, 2002

Bombardier files suit against Amtrak

Bombardier Corp. in November filed suit against Amtrak, claiming Amtrak disrupted its ability to produce and deliver the high-speed trainsets and locomotives for the Northeast Corridor in a timely and efficient manner.
Rail| January 1, 2002

Automated peoplemover built without public funding in Indianapolis

Under a franchise agreement with the city of Indianapolis, Jakes Associates Inc. in San Jose, Calif., is developing a privately funded urban public transit system on a public right-of-way.
Management & Operations| January 1, 2002

CBA meeting offers help to struggling motorcoach operators

Tips for helping operators recover their business.
Management & Operations| January 1, 2002

L.A. bus company indicted on smuggling charges

Thirty-two employees of a Los Angeles-based bus company called Golden State Transportation have been indicted on charges of transporting thousands of illegal immigrants already in the United States to destinations across the country.
Management & Operations| January 1, 2002

Butler County in limbo over transit future

The Butler County (Ohio) Regional Transit Authority (BCRTA) will shut down in January unless county commissioners levy a proposed sales tax and local emergency funding is made available.
Rail| January 1, 2002

$1.5 billion light rail project back on track in Orange County, Calif.

After years of delays, the Orange County (Calif.) Transportation Authority (OCTA) Board of Directors unanimously agreed to move forward with the CenterLine project, a 17.9-mile light rail system costing an estimated $1.49 billion.

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