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September 2004 Issue

Let There Be Lighting Systems

Teresa Basich, Editorial Assistant

Interior lighting systems are consistently evolving, both aesthetically and technically. What transit systems need to know to stay ahead of the curve.

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Management & Operations| July 1, 2004

Let There Be Lighting Systems

Interior lighting systems are consistently evolving, both aesthetically and technically. What transit systems need to know to stay ahead of the curve.
Breathing Life Back Into a Customer Dead List
Management & Operations| July 1, 2004

Breathing Life Back Into a Customer Dead List

Bring back lost tour and charter customers by acting early and instituting an effective win-back strategy.
Transit Center Design for a Post-9/11 World
Management & Operations| July 1, 2004

Transit Center Design for a Post-9/11 World

In the wake of the 9/11 attacks, transit station architects must respect the need for greater security without compromising design elements, local character and customer satisfaction.
Management & Operations| July 1, 2004

How NYCT Is Meeting the Challenge of Hybrid Bus Deployment

Chief Maintenance Officer John Walsh discusses the challenges his staff has faced in maintaining a 50-bus fleet of hybrid diesel-electric vehicles.
DMUs Gain Traction in U.S. Rail Market
Management & Operations| July 1, 2004

DMUs Gain Traction in U.S. Rail Market

Projects in Raleigh, N.C., and Oceanside, Calif., signal potential of diesel-powered, self-propelled rail vehicles. Reduced startup costs and operational flexibility are cited.
Money Isn't Everything, Is It?
Management & Operations| July 1, 2004

Money Isn't Everything, Is It?

What draws and retains transit's top-level executives? In comparision with other industries, the equity of income levels is debatable, but other attractions exist.
Management & Operations| July 1, 2004

A question of ethics

With public transit operators and private suppliers, a seemingly beneficial relationship can blur the lines of ethics in business.
Management & Operations| July 1, 2004

Bush, Kerry and transit's campaign

METRO Publisher Frank Di Giacomo wants transit agencies to campaign for their own sake.
Management & Operations| July 1, 2004

10 crossroads transit continues to face

Year after year, it is almost a guarantee that public transit agencies will wrestle with the same issues.
Management & Operations| July 1, 2004

Transportation lessons from abroad

METRO Managing Editor Joey Campbell describes his trip Down Under.
Management & Operations| July 1, 2004

Moonlighting troopers make excellent tour directors

In order to alleviate parent concerns on student tours, one company in South Carolina looks to state troopers to ease the worrying.
Management & Operations| July 1, 2004

Transportation for Athens Olympics deemed success

After earlier concerns, Athens officials declared public transit during the Olympics a success, as ridership increased 90% over the same period last year.
Management & Operations| July 1, 2004

MCI commuter coaches prove their merit for New Jersey Transit

As part of a landmark $500 million deal, NJ Transit purchased 1,371 commuter coaches from MCI.
Management & Operations| July 1, 2004

Bicycle parking stations could boost transit use

Bikestations hope to lure motorists out of their cars by providing bike-parking facilities strategically located near transit buses.
Management & Operations| July 1, 2004

Houston light rail simulator to aid in curtailing accidents

Houston Metro tests a new light rail training simulator that the agency hopes will curtail a high incidence of crashes.
Management & Operations| July 1, 2004

APTA set to honor GM's Wagoner as outstanding business executive

Richard Wagoner, chairman and CEO of General Motors, will receive the first-ever Outstanding Business Executive of the Year Award from APTA at its annual show in Atlanta.
Management & Operations| July 1, 2004

Hurricane prompts community outreach by public, private operators

Lee County Transit (Fla.) operated four designated evacuation routes before Hurricane Charley and transported emergency crews after the storm.

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