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November 2003 Issue

Talk Isn't Cheap — It's Invaluable

By Arthur Schurr

The peer-review process is an important tool for transit agencies to acquire information, best practices and constructive criticism on projects or programs.

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Management & Operations| August 1, 2003

Talk Isn't Cheap — It's Invaluable

The peer-review process is an important tool for transit agencies to acquire information, best practices and constructive criticism on projects or programs.
Management & Operations| August 1, 2003

All Eyes on Transit Security

Recognizing employees and passengers as the "eyes and ears" of the transit system, the FTA has conceived the Transit Watch campaign to raise awareness and bolster safety in public transportation.
Management & Operations| August 1, 2003

Meeting Transit Goals Through Smart IT Planning

The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority has developed a systematic approach to modernizing its transit information systems. Planning includes evaluating current processes, replacing existing software and consulting with systems integration professionals.
N.Y. Subway Always Ready for its Close-up
Rail| August 1, 2003

N.Y. Subway Always Ready for its Close-up

An abundance of locations and a gritty urban atmosphere make New York City's subway systems a popular location for film shoots. How the transit agency prepares for a starring role.
Management & Operations| August 1, 2003

The Road to Standardizing Fare Collection

How fare collection standards can lower costs, simplify procurements and create regional interoperability for transit agencies.
Management & Operations| August 1, 2003

Manage Risk...or Risk Big Losses

Plaintiff attorneys understand the benefits to be reaped from injury claims against motorcoach and bus operators. It's up to motorcoach operators to implement and maintain policies that help eliminate unnecessary risk.
What's Driving the Growing Popularity of Video Surveillance?
Management & Operations| August 1, 2003

What's Driving the Growing Popularity of Video Surveillance?

Heightened concerns about security are only part of the reason that the transit industry has embraced surveillance cameras on buses. Battling fraudulent claims and assisting in accident investigations are also cited.
DMU: Fast Track to the Future of Rail?
Rail| August 1, 2003

DMU: Fast Track to the Future of Rail?

Everything old is new again as the RDC is reinvented as a clean, quiet, self-propelled railcar.
Un-Wired for Success: The Benefits of Multiplexing in Buses
Management & Operations| August 1, 2003

Un-Wired for Success: The Benefits of Multiplexing in Buses

The wiring harness of old is giving way to highly sophisticated signal-distributing systems that can pinpoint electrical problems, reduce current loads and increase system reliability. Only the name is a hindrance.
Management & Operations| August 1, 2003

Meeting ADA maintenance challenges at transit facilities

Maintaining new equipment and establishing training programs have been important keys to complying with the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Management & Operations| August 1, 2003

Let the good times roll

The economy is showing signs of turning around but now is no time to rest.
Management & Operations| August 1, 2003

OCTA improves bus service by 'Putting Customers First'

Transportation agency implements comprehensive cutomer service-oriented plan to overhaul public image.
Management & Operations| August 1, 2003

Transit agencies peddle used vehicles, parts online

New York City Transit and Milwaukee County Transit System are two of the first public transportation authorities to increase revenue by selling used vehicles and equipment to buyers on the Internet.
Management & Operations| August 1, 2003

Leaving unruly teens behind

In cities where large numbers of students ride the transit bus to school, transportation agencies and schools need to work together to ensure the safety of bus stops.
Management & Operations| August 1, 2003

Vansco Electronics Ltd.

Management & Operations| August 1, 2003

Thermo King Corp.

Management & Operations| August 1, 2003

Safety Vision

Management & Operations| August 1, 2003

Luminator

Management & Operations| August 1, 2003

Freedman Seating

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