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May 2004 Issue

Advances Seen in Wheelchair Lifts, Ramps and Tiedowns

Caroline Casey

Improvements in ease of use, safety and training are helping transit agencies meet the needs of mobility-impaired passengers.

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Advances Seen in Wheelchair Lifts, Ramps and Tiedowns
Management & Operations| April 1, 2004

Advances Seen in Wheelchair Lifts, Ramps and Tiedowns

Improvements in ease of use, safety and training are helping transit agencies meet the needs of mobility-impaired passengers.
NABI Head Balances Production Challenges, Looks to Future of New Vehicle Markets
Management & Operations| April 1, 2004

NABI Head Balances Production Challenges, Looks to Future of New Vehicle Markets

Patrick Rona, CEO of North American Bus Industries, reflects on Buy America waivers, manufacturing strategies, CompoBus durability and bus rapid transit, among other things.
Management & Operations| April 1, 2004

Selling Against Price? Learn to Create Urgency

Motorcoach operators often have to compete against other operators offering the same services at a lower price. Using a clear-cut sales process, learn to engage customers in conversations that allow them to decide based on total value and not just the bottom line.
U.S. High-Speed Prospects Hit Rough Terrain
Management & Operations| April 1, 2004

U.S. High-Speed Prospects Hit Rough Terrain

Constricted by funding problems and local politics, high-speed rail projects across the United States face uncertain futures. Federal funding is key to success, proponents say.
Why BRT is Pushing the Envelope of Rapid Growth
Management & Operations| April 1, 2004

Why BRT is Pushing the Envelope of Rapid Growth

Bus rapid transit appeals to cities looking for a cost-effective method of reducing congestion, mitigating environmental concerns and providing new mobility options. Today, more than 50 cities are looking at it — and the list grows monthly.
Management & Operations| April 1, 2004

Final act of TEA 21 Sequel

Reauthorization of TEA 21 enters the most crucial and probably final stage.
Management & Operations| April 1, 2004

Bus changes that mattered

Another top 10 list in our 100th anniversary special section.
Management & Operations| April 1, 2004

Momentous days for transit?

Passenger transport lands in the center of debates on terrorism, environment and economy.
Management & Operations| April 1, 2004

Pennsylvania labor, management join forces in training partnership

The Keystone partnership provides bus maintenance courses in electronics, brakes, air conditioning and more.
Management & Operations| April 1, 2004

Securement system lauded by West Virginia transit agency

Sure-Lok's Rapid Transit Tiedown system is ADA-compliant and discourages vandalism.
Management & Operations| April 1, 2004

EPA reaches $1.4 million environmental settlement with MBTA

Settlement aims to bring cleaner air and water to the Boston region.
Management & Operations| April 1, 2004

New rapid transit system emphasizes major improvements in York Region

The York Region Rapid Transit plan calls for four new rapid transit corridors, employing express bus services.
Rail| April 1, 2004

What Goes on Inside a Rail Control Center?

An interview with a rail center assistant manager.

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