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December 2008 Issue

Transportation's Green Future on Display at APTA EXPO

Janna Starcic, Alex Roman and Nicole Schlosser

Previous EXPO themes of security took a back seat to issues such as fuel prices and global warming. Major evidence of this shift was the dominant presence of hybrid vehicles on the show floor, as well as other eco-friendly product offerings. Off the show floor, session topics focused on dealing with rising operational costs, federal reauthorization, public-private partnerships, customer service and sustainability.

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Accessibility| December 1, 2008

Transportation's Green Future on Display at APTA EXPO

Previous EXPO themes of security took a back seat to issues such as fuel prices and global warming. Major evidence of this shift was the dominant presence of hybrid vehicles on the show floor, as well as other eco-friendly product offerings. Off the show floor, session topics focused on dealing with rising operational costs, federal reauthorization, public-private partnerships, customer service and sustainability.
Cummins Engines Ready to Meet 2010 Standards
Motorcoach| December 1, 2008

Cummins Engines Ready to Meet 2010 Standards

The company has updated and customized its engines to meet the EPA's near-zero-emissions standards -- without losing fuel efficiency or performance -- by integrating subsystems.
Tailored Programs Educate Public on Transit Options
Accessibility| December 1, 2008

Tailored Programs Educate Public on Transit Options

Programs aimed at young children use field trips and visual effects-filled presentations to extol the benefits of using transportation, while others geared toward seniors use discussions and training to help them make the sometimes difficult transition from driving.
Bus| December 1, 2008

Over the Road: Searching for Good Customer Service

With bus travel, the primary impression of a trip is typically related to driver performance. Having a good attitude and sharing information on board are some of the best ways to build positive passenger relationships.
Oregon Ironworks builds first U.S.-built modern streetcar
Rail| December 1, 2008

Oregon Ironworks builds first U.S.-built modern streetcar

The first modern streetcar built in the U.S. should be in service in Portland by the beginning of 2009.
Streetcar Systems Ready for Resurgence and Hungry for Money
Bus| December 1, 2008

Streetcar Systems Ready for Resurgence and Hungry for Money

As numerous cities are looking to reap the benefits of implementing streetcar systems, such as urban redevelopment and enhancing pedestrian mobility, many face hurdles when it comes to qualifying for Small Starts funding. Portland and Seattle serve as models for other cities looking to build projects without federal help.
Bus| December 1, 2008

APTF: 20 years of giving back

The ultimate goal of the APTF is to increase and retain the number of young professionals entering the public transportation field as a career in order to sustain growth and improvement throughout the industry.
Accessibility| December 1, 2008

BusCon launches new products, boasts record turnout

Product launches — such as the Freightliner Custom Chassis Corp.’s new hybrid-electric chassis — drew significant attention from attendees.
Rail| December 1, 2008

Safety measures increased after crash

Following the Sept. 12 Metro­link rail accident in Chatsworth, Calif., the operation has taken steps to bolster its safety measures, including adding a crewmember in the lead cab and making equipment and track improvements.

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