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June 2002 Issue

5 Ways to Improve Your Paratransit Service

Steve Hirano, editor

Refining and improving demand-response service is a never-ending challenge. Advances in vehicle tracking have helped, but other areas to scrutinize include staffing, eligibility screening, driver recruitment and customer amenities.

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5 Ways to Improve Your Paratransit Service

5 Ways to Improve Your Paratransit Service

Refining and improving demand-response service is a never-ending challenge. Advances in vehicle tracking have helped, but other areas to scrutinize include staffing, eligibility screening, driver recruitment and customer amenities.

Women in Transit: 4 Top Execs Reveal the Secrets of Their Success

Historically, transit management has been the domain of men, but gender barriers are falling fast. Four top transit managers discuss their rise through the ranks.
New York Claims Top Spot at $10 Billion
Rail| May 1, 2002

New York Claims Top Spot at $10 Billion

METRO’s 8th annual rail study shows slight growth, with project costs up $1 billion from the previous year.
Midlands LRT Embodies Britain's Push for a Rail Revival
Rail| May 1, 2002

Midlands LRT Embodies Britain's Push for a Rail Revival

With a coalition of political and financial support, the Midland Metro project has brought LRT back to Birmingham and the Black Country. Integrated feeder bus service from an ally has been key.

It’s too early to define a distinct BRT strategy

After several years of moving in fits and starts, bus rapid transit is beginning to generate some momentum — well, if not momentum, at least serious discussion.

Living the paratransit experience

Walking a mile in someone else’s shoes is a well-worn aphorism that makes good sense nonetheless. The same could be said about riding a mile on your local paratransit system — using someone else’s wheelchair or walker or cane.
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ALSTOM Transport

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Proposed U.K. rail safety system ‘not good enough’

In an industry report, rail chiefs recommended that Britain should wait for a more advanced system.
Rail| May 1, 2002

Orbiting railway starts to take shape

At the International Space Station, the first track of what will eventually be a 360-foot space railway has been laid.

Driver training a top priority at bus safety symposium

The International Truck and Bus Safety Research and Policy Symposium was held in April in Knoxville, Tenn.

Washington transit agencies promote yielding to buses

The campaign targets the issue of buses being allowed to pull back into traffic.

CARB study measures CNG, diesel bus emissions

Buses running on both compressed natural gas and ultra-low-sulfur diesel fuel, with the proper emission controls in place, can attain significant reductions in toxic emissions.

Public transportation ridership up 2% in 2001

For the sixth consecutive year, ridership on public transportation reached a record high.

Senate panel approves $400 million for bus security

Security implementations that would be provided for include hiring security officers and installing video surveillance and communications equipment.

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