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September 2006 Issue

Women in Transportation

Editorial Staff

Whether it is building components for railcars or managing construction of a transit project, women are continuing to play a major role in the transportation industry. This year we highlight the achievements of five women who draw from their backgrounds in law, journalism, drafting, marketing and education to help them succeed.

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Bus| October 18, 2006

Women in Transportation

Whether it is building components for railcars or managing construction of a transit project, women are continuing to play a major role in the transportation industry. This year we highlight the achievements of five women who draw from their backgrounds in law, journalism, drafting, marketing and education to help them succeed.
Management & Operations| October 18, 2006

Get the money flowing

Transit systems, manufacturers must team up to get public transit money flowing.
Management & Operations| October 18, 2006

Embracing the new normal

The transit industry post 9/11
Management & Operations| October 18, 2006

GM Survey: Funding Shortfalls Are Key Concern

Second annual survey of chief transit executives finds that inadequate funding is biggest challenge. Meanwhile, the average GM salary is $113,104, about 4.0% higher than last year.
Management & Operations| October 18, 2006

Top 100 Transit Bus Fleets: Fleet Ridership Surges with Gas Prices

New York City Transit is still on top with 4,520 buses. In Katrina's wake, ridership and buses decrease significantly in New Orleans.
Management & Operations| October 18, 2006

Ohio fleet is soy happy with biodiesel

COTA utilizes its states natural resources by implementing the use of soy-based biodiesel in its bus fleet.
Denver on Track with Light Rail, Highway Expansion
Management & Operations| October 18, 2006

Denver on Track with Light Rail, Highway Expansion

The highly anticipated opening of its light rail service, part of a unique design-build project, spurred several distinctive partnerships and planted the seeds for transit-oriented development to flourish.
Five Years Later: Securing Public Transit Post 9/11
Accessibility| October 18, 2006

Five Years Later: Securing Public Transit Post 9/11

Combined with recent attacks abroad, the events of 9/11 have forced many transit agencies to adjust the ways they protect their system. CCTV systems, bomb-sniffing dogs and agency-wide training programs are part of their solutions.
10 Must-Have Web Features to Boost Tour and Charter Business
Management & Operations| October 18, 2006

10 Must-Have Web Features to Boost Tour and Charter Business

Businesses can no longer afford to rely on conventional tools of communication. New Website features such as content management systems and Adobe Flash technology lead motorcoach operators into the next generation of online marketing.
Key Strategies to Building, Retaining Transit Ridership
Management & Operations| October 18, 2006

Key Strategies to Building, Retaining Transit Ridership

Increasing service frequency, restructuring fares and fare collection, and partnering with local entities to develop new market opportunities are some methods being used by U.S. transit operations to appeal to customers.
Management & Operations| October 18, 2006

Greensboro, N.C., rolls out campus service

HEAT buses to serve more than 60,000 students at 8 major colleges and universities
Management & Operations| October 18, 2006

Fed oversight questioned during NTSB bus fire hearings

NTSB officials told by investigators that U.S. government has failed to make charter buses safe
Management & Operations| October 18, 2006

NCTD unveils DMU trains

First of 12 Siemens Desiro Classic DMUs unveiled during ceremony in Oceanside, Calif.

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