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June 2008 Issue

High-Speed Rail Projects Remain Beyond U.S. Grasp

Alex Roman, Senior Editor

With many states predicting their populations to double in the next 30-plus years, many are looking for ways to ease traffic congestion and make getting around town as easy and environmentally friendly as possible. Adding freeway lanes, especially in metropolitan areas, is rarely an option, and even when viable, it is costly and could possibly increase traffic during the time the new lanes are being built. Some airports, likewise, would become even more overcrowded than they are now.

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High-Speed Rail Projects Remain Beyond U.S. Grasp
Rail| June 5, 2008

High-Speed Rail Projects Remain Beyond U.S. Grasp

With many states predicting their populations to double in the next 30-plus years, many are looking for ways to ease traffic congestion and make getting around town as easy and environmentally friendly as possible. Adding freeway lanes, especially in metropolitan areas, is rarely an option, and even when viable, it is costly and could possibly increase traffic during the time the new lanes are being built. Some airports, likewise, would become even more overcrowded than they are now.
Accessibility| June 6, 2008

Survey: Only 13.5% planned for career in transit

Only one of eight people who work in public transit planned for a career in this industry. In a job satisfaction survey recently conducted by TransitTalent.com, 13.5 percent of the respondents said they had transit career aspirations while still in school. About seven out of 10 (71.2 percent) said it was more or less an accident that they work in transit, and the remaining 15.3 percent said they ended up working in transit for “other” reasons.
Rail| June 6, 2008

WMATA to employ "mystery riders" to enhance customer service

The Washington, D.C.-based Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) plans to begin a “mystery rider” program, and the Board of Directors has approved awarding a five-year contract to a winning bidder.
Management & Operations| June 5, 2008

Vancouver Transit Police Under Fire for Taser Use on Fare Evaders

The Greater Vancouver Transit Authority (TransLink) Police Service (GVTAPS) has come under fire for the use of tasers on the agency’s Skytrain service, because they were allegedly used on persons evading fares.
Government Contracts Enhance Financial Footing
Management & Operations| June 5, 2008

Government Contracts Enhance Financial Footing

With several types of federal, state and local work available, from university and airport shuttle services to transporting military recruits, firefighters or those in need of medical services, government contract work is coveted by many motorcoach companies and is often used as a way to supplement day-to-day business.
All Systems Go for Austin Commuter Rail Service
Management & Operations| June 5, 2008

All Systems Go for Austin Commuter Rail Service

Situated on the Colorado River and the Balcones Fault in Central Texas is one of the fastest growing areas in the country. With a population of approximately 2.1 million, the Austin metropolitan area is the region’s core cultural and economic center. Twenty-one years ago, forward-thinking local officials felt the area’s rapid growth would necessitate a rail passenger service in the future.
Alstom Tram Technology Provides Ease of Integration
Rail| June 5, 2008

Alstom Tram Technology Provides Ease of Integration

When planning a transportation system, integration into its surroundings is key. ALSTOM Transport’s Citadis tram technology was developed to mesh easily with various environments. Its multiple propulsion options, low-noise factor and modular design allow the vehicle to fit in just about anywhere.
Transit Workforce: Building a Bridge over Troubled Waters
Accessibility| June 5, 2008

Transit Workforce: Building a Bridge over Troubled Waters

Managers who dread coming into the office because they have to deal with under-performing staff members are not alone. Their lament is common. Managers of all stripes are being challenged daily by the need to inspire and rehabilitate employees, who often seem like they’d prefer to be somewhere, almost anywhere else.
Transit Shelters: Not Just a Bus Stop Anymore
Bus| June 5, 2008

Transit Shelters: Not Just a Bus Stop Anymore

By way of developing technology, it is becoming clear that the bus shelter industry is changing. From the classic standbys to brave and bold new trends, transit shelter companies are offering products that run the gamut of both traditional design and technological breakthrough.
Management & Operations| June 5, 2008

How Transit Suppliers Can Help Make a Successful Reauthorization

Not only can business leaders help shape these arguments, they can make the case with their public sector colleagues together that will resonate better and with a much broader number of members of Congress than if operators go it alone on Capitol Hill.

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