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APTA Expo, the Place to Be

The 2008 APTA Expo, held in San Diego from Oct. 6 to 8, will highlight public transit's vital role in dealing with global warming and sustainable growth.

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Management & Operations| April 28, 2008

APTA Expo, the Place to Be

The 2008 APTA Expo, held in San Diego from Oct. 6 to 8, will highlight public transit's vital role in dealing with global warming and sustainable growth.
Industry Fuels Up for Environmental, Economic Benefits of Natural Gas
Management & Operations| April 28, 2008

Industry Fuels Up for Environmental, Economic Benefits of Natural Gas

Natural gas providers design, build and maintain fueling stations and cover the capital costs up front. Fuels offered include CNG, LNG and a blend of hydrogen and CNG.
Bus Depot Sets Standard for Urban Facility Design
Management & Operations| April 28, 2008

Bus Depot Sets Standard for Urban Facility Design

Built in accordance to state requirements for energy efficient, eco-friendly design, the Grand Avenue Bus Depot and Maintenance Facility in Queens, N.Y., includes a bus washing system, four paint-spray booths and storage space for 200 buses.
Is the Motorcoach Industry Ready to Ride Out the Recession?
Management & Operations| April 28, 2008

Is the Motorcoach Industry Ready to Ride Out the Recession?

Whether the U.S. is truly in a recession is debatable, but motorcoach operators should be prepared during this time of economic uncertainty. Instituting fuel surcharges, cutting costs and boosting advertising to foster more business are some tactics to take.
New York Mega-Rail Projects Update
Management & Operations| April 28, 2008

New York Mega-Rail Projects Update

Long Island Rail Road's East Side Access project, a 3.5-mile expansion, as well as New York City Transit's Second Avenue Subway, are expected to relieve severe overcrowding and cut commute times.
Getting Mechanics Plugged in with Training
Management & Operations| April 28, 2008

Getting Mechanics Plugged in with Training

With a severe electrical/electronic learning gap affecting mechanics, transit agencies and local and national groups are developing training programs to keep them up to speed. Efforts are also in place to increase the workforce in preparation of losing experienced, skilled mechanics due to retirement.
Management & Operations| April 28, 2008

Workforce Technology Investments Key to CDTA Success

Initiatives taken on by the Albany, N.Y.-based Capital District Transportation Authority include a system rebranding, biodiesel program and construction of a bus rapid transit project.
Management & Operations| April 28, 2008

Newly launched BoltBus offers non-stop service

BoltBus began non-stop service from New York to Washington, D.C. in March. Tickets are as low as one dollar.
Management & Operations| April 28, 2008

Community Transit to use double-decker buses

Community Transit will increase its ability to carry passengers by replacing its artiulated buses with double-deckers.
Management & Operations| April 28, 2008

Ground Zero exhibit highlights transit worker's efforts

Chief Regional Supervisor Fred Rubenstein is part of a current exhibit detailing heroes that came to the rescue during the tragic events of 9/11.
Management & Operations| April 28, 2008

Long Beach Transit unveils transit center plans

Long Beach Transit recently broke ground on a new $3.9 million Transit and Visitor Information Center that will become a cornerstone for transit in the southeastern region of Los Angeles County.
Management & Operations| April 28, 2008

Reauthorization talks omnipresent at APTA legislative conference

APTA held its annual legislative conference in Washington D.C. last March. Keynote speakers included Thomas J. Donahue, president of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and Pennsylvania Governor Edward G. Rendell.

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