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November 2005 Issue

Renovating While the Wheels Are Still Turning

Arthur Schurr

How an extensive redesign was performed on New York's Grand Central Terminal without interfering with operations or sullying a historical landmark.

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Renovating While the Wheels Are Still Turning
Management & Operations| August 1, 2005

Renovating While the Wheels Are Still Turning

How an extensive redesign was performed on New York's Grand Central Terminal without interfering with operations or sullying a historical landmark.
Charlotte's Light Rail Line Draws Closer to Finish Line
Management & Operations| August 1, 2005

Charlotte's Light Rail Line Draws Closer to Finish Line

But rising cost of construction materials and shortage of skilled laborers are making it hard for CATS to stay within its $427 million budget for the 10-mile line.
Take Steps Now to Prevent Another Tragic Bus Fire
Management & Operations| August 1, 2005

Take Steps Now to Prevent Another Tragic Bus Fire

The Sept. 23 motorcoach conflagration that claimed 23 lives on a crowded highway near Dallas compels us to take a closer look at fire dangers. Driver training and fire-suppression equipment can make a critical difference in a bus fire.
Management & Operations| August 1, 2005

Cleveland's Euclid Corridor Rests Its Hopes on BRT

Working closely with New Flyer, city transit officials customized a sleek, articulated hybrid vehicle for the Euclid Corridor, representing the state of Ohio's first venture into the world of BRT.
Have Hybrid Buses Turned the Corner?
Management & Operations| August 1, 2005

Have Hybrid Buses Turned the Corner?

Hybrid-electric systems are becoming an increasingly popular propulsion option for transit buses. However, myriad challenges must be addressed, including high capital costs, battery life and clean air certification concerns.
APTA's International EXPO Delivers the Goods in Dallas
Management & Operations| August 1, 2005

APTA's International EXPO Delivers the Goods in Dallas

Despite an ominous weather forecast, an estimated 15,000 journeyed to Dallas, including more than 1,000 international attendees from 60 countries, to view hundreds of new product and service offerings on the trade show floor, where security technology was the focus.
Management & Operations| August 1, 2005

Beyond SAFETA-LU

Public transit still needs billions of dollars of additional funding from federal, state and local governments.
Management & Operations| August 1, 2005

Las Vegas raises the stakes with Deuce double-decker service

With a capacity of about 100 passengers, double-decker buses made by Alexander Dennis are expected to help meet heavy transit demand.
Management & Operations| August 1, 2005

Taken for a ride

METRO's editor tries his hand at driving a $3 million hydrogen fuel cell transit bus.
Management & Operations| August 1, 2005

Briefs from around the globe

Late-breaking news tidbits on international transportation.
Management & Operations| August 1, 2005

Japanese airports offer bus tours between connections

A new alternative to sleeping in airport lounges.
Management & Operations| August 1, 2005

Cedar Rapids buses go wireless

Mobile mesh networking technology provides advanced features to bus riders, including wi-fi.
Management & Operations| August 1, 2005

Miami-Dade bus deal hits wall after appeal wins approval

Hearing examiner ruled that Miami-Dade Transit unfairly disqualified Blue Bird Coachworks from competing for a contract.
Management & Operations| August 1, 2005

Greyhound revamps brand image

Updated logo, new advertising strategy and refurbished buses part of campaign.
Management & Operations| August 1, 2005

Coney Island station becomes solar powered

Subway station features the largest photovoltaic solar electricity system in New York state.
Management & Operations| August 1, 2005

MTA police prepare for the worst with 'Operation Zeus' drills

Police perform safety inspections of transit system during large-scale security exercise.
Management & Operations| August 1, 2005

ASE to debut new transit bus tests in 2006

Series will debut during May 2006 test administration with two new tests.
Management & Operations| August 1, 2005

L.A. Metro launches Orange Line BRT

Los Angeles County officials, politicians and city leaders dedicated new BRT line in San Fernando Valley.
Management & Operations| August 1, 2005

Rising fuel prices pinch agencies, spur creative measures

Agencies consider surcharges, tax credits and fixed-price contracts to offset surging costs.

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