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January 2004 Issue

Top 10 Ways to Extend Tire Life

Drew Ryder

Good tire maintenance, which includes keeping proper inflations levels, checking vehicle alignment and rotating tires, can keep your tires lasting longer, saving your operation time and money.

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Management & Operations| January 1, 2004

Top 10 Ways to Extend Tire Life

Good tire maintenance, which includes keeping proper inflations levels, checking vehicle alignment and rotating tires, can keep your tires lasting longer, saving your operation time and money.
80 Years of Creativity and Innovation at Prevost Car
Management & Operations| January 1, 2004

80 Years of Creativity and Innovation at Prevost Car

As part of our 100th anniversary, METRO will run several in-depth features on some of the companies that have made significant contributions to the industry over the years. From wooden-body bus shells to computer-equipped luxury touring coaches, Prevost Car Inc. has been a prolific North American bus manufacturer since 1924.
Strike Pushes Big Blue Bus Into High Gear
Management & Operations| January 1, 2004

Strike Pushes Big Blue Bus Into High Gear

How the Santa Monica, Calif., operation modified routes and bolstered communications to pick up the slack during the Los Angeles MTA mechanic's strike.
Management & Operations| January 1, 2004

Raising Light Rail in Arizona

Phoenix, Tempe and Mesa have combined forces in an ambitious plan to bring light rail to the Arizona desert. Groundbreaking on the 20-mile route is expected later this year.
How Transit Satisfies a Big Need in Small Towns
Management & Operations| January 1, 2004

How Transit Satisfies a Big Need in Small Towns

From Clarksburg, W.Va., to Mitchell, S.D., to Presque Isle, Maine, public transit fills a key transportation niche, especially for the elderly and low income. For operators, small buses are the best fit.
Management & Operations| January 1, 2004

Insurance Crisis: How Much Longer?

With profits climbing, insurers will likely reduce their pricing pressure on bus operators. How you can prepare for a return to a soft market.
Management & Operations| January 1, 2004

5 Keys to Post-Crash Preparedness

Crashes happen, even to good drivers. Coach operators need to have a game plan in place long before the squeal of tires, crunch of metal and shattered glass lead them to the courtroom.
Robust Interest in Bus Buying Seen at BusCon 2003
Management & Operations| January 1, 2004

Robust Interest in Bus Buying Seen at BusCon 2003

Attendees show considerable interest in identifying bus models for replenishment and elargement of fleets. Educational sessions focus on safety and security as well as maintenance and bus specifications.
Management & Operations| January 1, 2004

Sifting 100 years of history

METRO and other industry contributors will celebrate the past 100 years of public transportation in 2004.
Management & Operations| January 1, 2004

Keeping our commitment to public transit

Head administrator of the Federal Transit Administration speaks out.
Management & Operations| January 1, 2004

10 milestones in public-private partnerships

Each issue in 2004, Cliff Henke, contributing editor and former associate publisher of METRO, will deliver a Top 10 list on a particular area of public transportation.
Management & Operations| January 1, 2004

Father and sons ride the bus

Diary of a casual weekend bus ride to the mall.
Management & Operations| January 1, 2004

Upgrading the transit workforce

Technology courses created by NYCT's Training and Upgrading Fund have experienced great popularity among transit workers.
Management & Operations| January 1, 2004

Trim-Lok Inc.

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Setra of North America Inc.

Management & Operations| January 1, 2004

Radio Engineering Industries Inc.

Management & Operations| January 1, 2004

Q'Straint

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Optima Bus Corp.

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Motor Coach Industries

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Krystal Enterprises

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