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May 2007 Issue

Leadership Gap Threatens Future of Transit Industry

Steve Hirano, Editor

With ridership surging, transit systems are poised to expand their influence in the larger transportation scheme. However, demographics suggest that many top executives will be retiring in the next 10 years. Will their replacements be ready for the challenge?

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Leadership Gap Threatens Future of Transit Industry
Management & Operations| May 11, 2007

Leadership Gap Threatens Future of Transit Industry

With ridership surging, transit systems are poised to expand their influence in the larger transportation scheme. However, demographics suggest that many top executives will be retiring in the next 10 years. Will their replacements be ready for the challenge?
Management & Operations| May 11, 2007

100-Bus Coalition pushes for legislation against funding limits

Transit systems with fewer than 100 peak-service buses are rallying to get legislation introduced that would prevent them from having their federal funding restricted.
Rail| May 11, 2007

Wireless CCTV feed improves engineer's view

New streaming video technology may help engineers prevent railway accidents.
Management & Operations| May 11, 2007

Loud and clear

Government leaders made bold statements at APTA's Legislative Conference in March.
Setting a Green Standard for Rail Facilities
Management & Operations| May 11, 2007

Setting a Green Standard for Rail Facilities

The design of NYCT's $165M rail maintenance shop and car wash facility incorporates pollution prevention initiatives, waste avoidance and materials recycling, and helps the agency achieve an energy savings of 36%.
San Joaquin RTD Making Strides in Revitalizing Transit
Management & Operations| May 11, 2007

San Joaquin RTD Making Strides in Revitalizing Transit

With its newly launched BRT service and the opening of its downtown transit center, the Stockon, Calif.-based agency is seeing some long-term goals realized.
Management & Operations| May 11, 2007

Changing of the guard

With current leaders in the transit industry heading towards retirement, where will their replacements come from?
Using Metrics to Manage Motorcoach Operations
Management & Operations| May 11, 2007

Using Metrics to Manage Motorcoach Operations

Keeping track of the numbers at a motorcoach company creates data that managers can use to better assess their programs and employees in order to make informed decisions.
Management & Operations| May 11, 2007

Pennsylvania may tax oil companies to fund transit

Gov. Edward Rendell has proposed a 6% profit tax on oil companies to help fill the funding gap for transit in the state.
Management & Operations| May 11, 2007

Widespread use of heavy-duty hybrid plug-in buses predicted by 2020

Panelists at the Alternative Fuel Vehicle Institute's National Conference and Expo 2007 discussed the path to commercialization for heavy-duty plug-in hybrids.

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