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May 2005 Issue

First Transit Establishes Partnership for the Long Haul

Janna Starcic, Senior Editor

See how the Merrimack Valley, Mass., region uses a law requiring contracted service to its advantage by benefiting from cost savings and ease of oversight.

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First Transit Establishes Partnership for the Long Haul
Management & Operations| April 1, 2005

First Transit Establishes Partnership for the Long Haul

See how the Merrimack Valley, Mass., region uses a law requiring contracted service to its advantage by benefiting from cost savings and ease of oversight.
Reaching Your Target Market Using Radio and TV
Management & Operations| April 1, 2005

Reaching Your Target Market Using Radio and TV

Get a glimpse of how motorcoach operators develop ads for their core audience to help rejuvenate brands and grow business.
Strategies to Find and Nurture Transit Bus Technicians
Management & Operations| April 1, 2005

Strategies to Find and Nurture Transit Bus Technicians

It's getting harder and harder to find promising transit bus technicians. Transit experts explain how to find and train good people. Apprenticeship programs help — so do competitive wages.
Management & Operations| April 1, 2005

The Death of a Radical Idea

How the industry's most prominent development program in decades — NABI's lightweight composite bus — rose and fell, and its lessons for the rest. Part 1 of a two-part article.
Is Amtrak Riding Off Into the Sunset?
Management & Operations| April 1, 2005

Is Amtrak Riding Off Into the Sunset?

After a history of political battles and nearly $30 billion in federal subsidies, America's intercity passenger railroad faces the very realistic threat of a system breakup, despite support from key areas.
Advocacy Groups Tackle Transit
Management & Operations| April 1, 2005

Advocacy Groups Tackle Transit

Coalitions of citizens are banding together to improve transit in their regions. As more of these organizations pop up, national networks are forming.
Management & Operations| April 1, 2005

Buy America, hanging in the balance

Now is the time to ensure that Buy America legislation lives up to its name.
Management & Operations| April 1, 2005

Dedicated state funding is critical need

CEO of Pittsburgh's Port Authority of Allegheny County weighs in on state funding issues.
Management & Operations| April 1, 2005

A new approach to connecting with riders, increasing Web traffic

The Tri-County Metropolitan Transportation District in Portland, Ore., sends alerts and information to an e-mail subscriber list of 20,000.
Management & Operations| April 1, 2005

Adding flexibility to BRT

FlexBRT combines elements of BRT and demand response to form a new transit concept.
Management & Operations| April 1, 2005

Too busy to think?

Finding time to plan ahead has become a difficult prospect.
Management & Operations| April 1, 2005

Scotland revives rail line to promote growth

Scotland will revive a 35-mile section of its historic Waverley Line, torn up at the end of the 1960s.
Management & Operations| April 1, 2005

APTA legislative meeting focuses on conservative message

Attendees at the annual meeting in D.C. were treated to a lineup of politically significant speakers.
Management & Operations| April 1, 2005

ABA, UMA discuss policy, unification

Staffs of the American Bus Association and the United Motorcoach Association met last March in Washington, D.C.
Management & Operations| April 1, 2005

Helping college kids get home

Home Ride of Virginia is a service that provides discounted rides to students at four in-state universities.
Management & Operations| April 1, 2005

Amtrak's shortcomings accentuated in 'End of the Line'

New book by former Amtrak employee Joe Vranich makes the case for reforming national railroad.
Management & Operations| April 1, 2005

TTC offers unclaimed items on eBay

44,000 items are left on trains, buses and in stations each year, says Toronto agency.
Management & Operations| April 1, 2005

Opus tabbed as key to Austin plans

The acquisition of 30 Optima buses goes towards agency's 'All Systems Go' plans.
Management & Operations| April 1, 2005

Translink's new security approach includes armed officers

The Greater Vancouver Transportation Authority has revamped its effortst to fighting crime in its transit system.

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