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November 2004 Issue

What You Need to Know About Door Systems

Thuy Chu, Assistant Editor

Though often unappreciated, door systems on transit vehicles play an integral role in safety and rider satisfaction.

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What You Need to Know About Door Systems
Management & Operations| August 1, 2004

What You Need to Know About Door Systems

Though often unappreciated, door systems on transit vehicles play an integral role in safety and rider satisfaction.
Early Returns: Hybrid Artics Ideal for Seattle
Management & Operations| August 1, 2004

Early Returns: Hybrid Artics Ideal for Seattle

After only a few months of revenue service, King County Metro Transit and Sound Transit give high marks to their new fleet of New Flyer 60-foot hybrid buses.
Management & Operations| August 1, 2004

Finding a Niche for Transit Bus Contracting

Once all but dead, the privatization of fixed-route transit service has been on a steady incline since the mid-'80s. Will the trend of steady growth continue?
Management & Operations| August 1, 2004

Controlling Injury Insurance Costs the Right Way

Sound management, education and common sense can help your fleet operation control costs related to on-the-job injuries.
Community Outreach Strategies Reduce Friction in Rail Projects
Management & Operations| August 1, 2004

Community Outreach Strategies Reduce Friction in Rail Projects

Public involvement is critical. Advisory committees can identify problems before they occur. Providing marketing support of merchants along the corridor can reduce their burden.
Awake at the Wheel: Preventing Motorcoach Driver Fatigue
Management & Operations| August 1, 2004

Awake at the Wheel: Preventing Motorcoach Driver Fatigue

While some say driver fatigue is not a major problem, motorcoach accidents do occur, and when they do the whole industry pays the price. See how operators are taking preventative steps by promoting good sleep habits, staffing relief drivers and using good judgement when planning trips.
Management & Operations| August 1, 2004

A laundry list of challenges

The challenges of paratransit providers in the U.S. and Canada, as taken from METRO's paratransit survey, are diverse.
Management & Operations| August 1, 2004

Transit agency gives riders something to watch

TVs on UTA buses run local news and weather clips, ads and old TV shows, while one side of the screen shows a real-time travel bar that lets passengers know of the buses' progress and upcoming stops.
Management & Operations| August 1, 2004

10 challenges transit faces in this century

Despite great strides in transit over the last century, the best may be yet to come.
Management & Operations| August 1, 2004

Bush wasn't the only winner

The transit industry was the "other" victorious party on Election Day.
Management & Operations| August 1, 2004

Casino charter didn't beat the odds

The motorcoach industry can learn from recent tragedy.
Management & Operations| August 1, 2004

Tilting trains debut regular service in United Kingdom

Virgin Trains' new tilting train service has cut travel time between London and Manchester to just more than two hours, a time reduction of 22%.
Management & Operations| August 1, 2004

Contributions of Specialty Mfg.'s Greg Bridgeman remembered

Specialty Mfg. Co. loses a valuable member of its company family.
Management & Operations| August 1, 2004

BusCon 2004 highlighted by security talks, product debuts

More than 60 commercial buses competed for attention on the BusCon show floor. Next year's event, its 10th anniversary, will take place in Las Vegas, Nov. 8 to 10.
Management & Operations| August 1, 2004

FMCSA listening session elicits barbed comments

The FMCSA looks to change its program as the 21st century brings new challenges.
Management & Operations| August 1, 2004

Los Angeles' new transit corridor mixes rail with NABI BRT vehicle

The new "Metro Liners" are 60-foot, low-floor articulated buses that will use a converted railway as an excutive bus lane.
Management & Operations| August 1, 2004

ABC, Van Hool event showcases Caterpillar engine-upgraded coach

ABC's Fast Track Weekend at its Florida facility included vendor presentations, panel discussions, facility tours and test-drives of the featured CAT-upgraded coach.
Management & Operations| August 1, 2004

Community concerns, funding addressed at Rail-Volution

Paul Jablonski, Janette Sadhik-Khan and Beverly Scott discussed ways to deal with transit critics during a mock radio talk show at a Rail-Volution symposium.
Management & Operations| August 1, 2004

The passing of a motorcoach mainstay

Peter Picknelly served Peter Pan Bus Lines for more than 50 years.
Management & Operations| August 1, 2004

APTA sets strategic initiatives at annual meeting in Atlanta

Asa Hutchinson, undersecretary of borders and transportation at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, told APTA attendees that it's critical to strike the right balance with transit security measures.

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