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July 2008 Issue

Consultants Sound Off on Transit Funding Challenges, Trends

Alex Roman, Senior Editor

Despite record ridership numbers, establishing stable funding sources remains a major challenge for most transit agencies. Five top consultants give their take on the state of the industry, including financing options, sustainability and workforce development issues.

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Consultants Sound Off on Transit Funding Challenges, Trends
Management & Operations| June 26, 2008

Consultants Sound Off on Transit Funding Challenges, Trends

Despite record ridership numbers, establishing stable funding sources remains a major challenge for most transit agencies. Five top consultants give their take on the state of the industry, including financing options, sustainability and workforce development issues.
Transit Projects Seek Voter Approval for Financial Support
Management & Operations| June 26, 2008

Transit Projects Seek Voter Approval for Financial Support

More than a dozen transit financing related ballot measures have been confirmed for fall votes, with up to 30 more expected to join them. These proposals could generate $55 billion in transit investment.
Analysis of Service Targets Cost Efficiencies for Transit
Management & Operations| June 26, 2008

Analysis of Service Targets Cost Efficiencies for Transit

Agency-documented efficiency gains resulting from service efficiency analysis projects have ranged from 1 percent to 3.6 percent of annualized operator hours. When run time and layover calibration is included, documented on-time performance improvements were as large as 14 percent.
Optimizing Websites Opens Worlds of Opportunity for Motorcoach Operators
Management & Operations| June 26, 2008

Optimizing Websites Opens Worlds of Opportunity for Motorcoach Operators

While company Websites may still be a fairly new development in the motorcoach industry, those operators that do make the investment are reaping the benefits of high traffic and increased visibility.
Management & Operations| June 26, 2008

Changing the Course of History Via Transit

For too long, the transit industry has accepted the role of stepchild to the highway industry. That has to change in light of current events.
Management & Operations| June 26, 2008

L.A. Metro debuts digital subway advertising

First system in North America.
Management & Operations| June 26, 2008

Greyhound: Americans skip major landmarks during travel

Traveling to sunshine states favored.
Management & Operations| June 26, 2008

Eurostar, National Gallery launch interactive digital art gallery at St Pancras station

Allows users to explore art collection.

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