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August 2004 Issue

User's Guide to the World of Vehicle Lifts

Thuy Chu, Editorial Assistant

With transit agencies using lifts more than ever before, learn how to wade through dozens of options to find the right model for you.

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User's Guide to the World of Vehicle Lifts
Management & Operations| June 1, 2004

User's Guide to the World of Vehicle Lifts

With transit agencies using lifts more than ever before, learn how to wade through dozens of options to find the right model for you.
Keeping Your Coach Clean Puts a Gloss on Your Bottom Line
Management & Operations| June 1, 2004

Keeping Your Coach Clean Puts a Gloss on Your Bottom Line

Your customers form impressions about your service based on several factors — including the cleanliness of the interior. How and why coach operators can take great pains to keep their equipment in mint condition.
Management & Operations| June 1, 2004

How to Reduce the Pain of Workers' Comp Costs

Is your budget smarting because of uncontrolled workers' comp costs? Cost-cutting solutions include creating an in-house physical therapy clinic, adding an on-call physicians program and using physical testing to screen prospective employees.
Public Transit 101: Effective Planning for College Campuses
Management & Operations| June 1, 2004

Public Transit 101: Effective Planning for College Campuses

Like city operators, university transit systems deal with extensive funding and ridership dilemmas. Partnerships, universal access programs and student incentives are potential remedies.
On the Alert: Rail Security in the Age of Terrorism
Management & Operations| June 1, 2004

On the Alert: Rail Security in the Age of Terrorism

Explosive detection equipment, increased station and railcar sweeps and public awareness programs are some of the strategies being employed by transportation agencies to combat terrorism.
Management & Operations| June 1, 2004

BusCon's 10th meeting promises to be memorable

BusCon is coming to the Windy City for it's 10th anniversary.
Management & Operations| June 1, 2004

10 technology themes that still shape transit

Cliff Henke, contributing editor and former associate publisher/editor of METRO delivers a list of 10 tehcnological advances that shaped the last 100 years of transit.
Management & Operations| June 1, 2004

Putting challenges into perspective

Running a large transit agency is sometimes challenging, often rewarding and always eventful.
Management & Operations| June 1, 2004

Tokyo subway debuts moving picture tunnel ads

Passengers on Tokyo's subway can now view moving picture ads.
Management & Operations| June 1, 2004

Portugese rail projects begin service, continue construction

Lisbon and Oporto invest in metro extensions.
Management & Operations| June 1, 2004

Iraq conflict creates driver shortage

Deployment of marines leaves Oceanside, Calif., operation shorthanded.
Management & Operations| June 1, 2004

Inspection tool has security advantages

A handhled inspection tool is being used by a Chicago motorcoach operator to safeguard against tampering or other security breaches.
Management & Operations| June 1, 2004

After a 65-year hiatus, a trolley car returns to Charlotte

Refurbished trolley brings the service back to Charlotte.
Management & Operations| June 1, 2004

Bush, Kerry campaigns moved by motorcoaches

Motorcoaches are the transportation of choice for presidential candidates.
Management & Operations| June 1, 2004

Military bus program offers charter work for operators

Motorcoaches used for military service.
Management & Operations| June 1, 2004

BRT and CompoBus the right combination for Phoenix

New RAPID routes get Phoenix drivers onto BRT.
Management & Operations| June 1, 2004

Renovated bus enriches historic accuracy of Rosa Parks' anniversary

Bus restored to commemmorate Rosa Parks' historic disobedience.
Management & Operations| June 1, 2004

Monterey-Salinas Transit launches new trolleys

New Monterey-Salinas trolleys attract more riders than old shuttle buses.

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