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May 2003 Issue

Yosemite Pining for Hybrid Electric Buses?

By David Mori and Steve Attardo

The National Park Service is hoping that hybrid electric buses will erase concerns about tailpipe emissions and noise pollution created by shuttle buses at Yosemite National Park.

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Management & Operations| April 1, 2003

Yosemite Pining for Hybrid Electric Buses?

The National Park Service is hoping that hybrid electric buses will erase concerns about tailpipe emissions and noise pollution created by shuttle buses at Yosemite National Park.
Taking a Page From  Transit’s Revenue Playbook
Management & Operations| April 1, 2003

Taking a Page From Transit’s Revenue Playbook

Bus wraps and advertising may mean up to 50% more revenue for motorcoach operators. Learn the practice and how to go after this money-making source.
Maglev Trains Are the Swiftest, But Will They Win the Race?
Rail| April 1, 2003

Maglev Trains Are the Swiftest, But Will They Win the Race?

As Shanghai prepares to launch the first commercial maglev train service, hopes are high that a U.S. maglev project will get off the ground soon. Will Shanghai fuel a maglev revolution?
Tips for Design and Layout of a  First-Class Bus 
Maintenance Facility
Management & Operations| April 1, 2003

Tips for Design and Layout of a First-Class Bus Maintenance Facility

No site is perfect, but every proposal should be viewed from all angles. Key considerations: cost of acquisition, room for expansion, topography, environmental factors — and your future neighbors.
Targeting Non-English Speaking Riders
Management & Operations| April 1, 2003

Targeting Non-English Speaking Riders

Reaching out to different cultures means creating literature in different languages, offering translation services and hiring employees who help bridge the communication gap.
Management & Operations| April 1, 2003

BART’s virtual university meets real needs of employees

Online training has helped to prepare BART’s employees in subject areas as diverse as terrorism and general yard operations.
Management & Operations| April 1, 2003

Plugging every security gap is an impossible mission

I’m generally not an anxious traveler, which is a good thing since I log so many business miles each year, but I couldn’t fail to notice that Amtrak didn’t check my baggage or my person before letting me get on the train.
Management & Operations| April 1, 2003

It takes a rider to know a rider

The best way to understand unfamiliar transit is to find out what you can and then ask those familiar with it.
Management & Operations| April 1, 2003

Vansco Electronics Ltd.

Management & Operations| April 1, 2003

Trillium USA

Management & Operations| April 1, 2003

Ricon Corp.

Management & Operations| April 1, 2003

Luminator

Management & Operations| April 1, 2003

Digital Recorders

Management & Operations| April 1, 2003

Daytech Mfg. Inc.

Management & Operations| April 1, 2003

Heightened security involves transit facilities, too

The events of Sept. 11 brought about many changes in our country, perhaps most notably a heightened awareness of safety issues at home and at the office.
Management & Operations| April 1, 2003

Briefs from around the globe

News from Melbourne, Jordan and Romania
Management & Operations| April 1, 2003

Ecuador to expand busway to Guayaquil, Cuenca

Ecuador is turning the success of its current bus rapid transit (BRT) system in Quito to similar busways in other cities.
Rail| April 1, 2003

Subways to become cell phone accessible

Chicago and San Francisco work to implement the technology.
Management & Operations| April 1, 2003

‘Creeps’ campaign spurs protest in Vancouver, B.C.

A General Motors Canada advertising campaign in Vancouver, Canada, that bashes transit buses and their passengers was scrapped after complaints whistled in from all directions.
Management & Operations| April 1, 2003

National strategy plan addresses protection of rail and bus lines

The report is a step toward fulfilling the missions identified in the president’s National Strategy for Homeland Security.

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