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April 2003 Issue

Real-Time Information: Now Arriving

Caroline Casey, freelancer

To expand customer service and ridership, transit properties are investing in high-tech methods of providing passengers with real-time information via displays, annunciator systems, the Internet and e-mail.

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Real-Time Information: Now Arriving
Management & Operations| March 1, 2003

Real-Time Information: Now Arriving

To expand customer service and ridership, transit properties are investing in high-tech methods of providing passengers with real-time information via displays, annunciator systems, the Internet and e-mail.
Management & Operations| March 1, 2003

Why Zurich is a Model for Public Transportation

Reason, common sense and a variety of modal choices combine to form one of the finest examples of networked mobility in the world.
Merging Private and Public Bus Operations
Management & Operations| March 1, 2003

Merging Private and Public Bus Operations

Turning a typically competitive relationship into a partnership means revenue for both private and public bus operators. See how some operations do it.
How and When to Use DBOMs
Rail| March 1, 2003

How and When to Use DBOMs

For transit projects, finding the right fit for design/build/ operate/maintain contracts is essential. Complex factors, including risk assessment and oversight tasking, need to be carefully weighed.
How to Fill Those Empty Seats
Management & Operations| March 1, 2003

How to Fill Those Empty Seats

Faced with service cuts and a lack of choice riders, transit agencies across North America are doing their best to boost ridership numbers.
Management & Operations| March 1, 2003

Caught in a squeeze, you should take a deep breath

For the public transportation industry, challenges are filing in from all directions.
Management & Operations| March 1, 2003

What’s wrong with this picture?

Setting up a photo session for a cover shot can be a difficult proposition, especially if you’re talking about shooting the photo aboard a transit bus.
Management & Operations| March 1, 2003

Pursuing the New Paradigm in Public Transportation

The U.S. transit industry is clearly not in the same place that it was when the search for a new paradigm for transit agencies was launched by concerned industry leaders in 1997.
Management & Operations| March 1, 2003

Silent Witness

Management & Operations| March 1, 2003

Q’Straint

Management & Operations| March 1, 2003

North American Bus Industries Inc.

Management & Operations| March 1, 2003

John Holdsworth & Co. Ltd.

Management & Operations| March 1, 2003

GFI-Genfare

Management & Operations| March 1, 2003

Columbia Equipment Co.

Rail| March 1, 2003

Bombardier Transportation

Management & Operations| March 1, 2003

BAE Systems Controls

Management & Operations| March 1, 2003

Keeping it simple with frames, suspensions

Two of the most important components of a roadworthy vehicle are the frame and suspension systems, which exist independently but work together.
Management & Operations| March 1, 2003

Build a business plan, learn from it

Developing a business plan is not only a requirement for a bank loan — it’s also a prerequisite for achieving long-term goals and success.
Management & Operations| March 1, 2003

Briefs From Around the Globe

News from Israel, Korea and East Africa
Management & Operations| March 1, 2003

Belfast to get rapid transit system by 2009

Rather than a true bus or rail system, Belfast’s transportation would be more along the lines of bus rapid transit (BRT).

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