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June 2009 Issue

New Jersey Transit Reaches No. 1 in Top Rail Projects

Alex Roman, Managing Editor

With $14.6 billion worth of projects in the works, New Jersey moves ahead. ARRA funds have big impact on transportation, with many dormant projects now ready to roll. This year's total purse reaches past $70 billion.

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Rail| June 4, 2009

New Jersey Transit Reaches No. 1 in Top Rail Projects

With $14.6 billion worth of projects in the works, New Jersey moves ahead. ARRA funds have big impact on transportation, with many dormant projects now ready to roll. This year's total purse reaches past $70 billion.
Track Inspection, Maintenance Ensures Safety and Comfort
Rail| June 4, 2009

Track Inspection, Maintenance Ensures Safety and Comfort

From preventive rail inspection to renewing damaged tracks, track maintenance is essential in keeping trains running safely and on time.
Recession Creates High Anxiety for Transit Workforce
Bus| June 4, 2009

Recession Creates High Anxiety for Transit Workforce

Layoffs, salary freezes and other cutbacks have battered morale at many transit systems. Open communication and investment in workforce development are key to keeping staff engaged and focused on the future.
Greyhound Leads the Way by Equipping Fleet with Seat Belts
Motorcoach| June 4, 2009

Greyhound Leads the Way by Equipping Fleet with Seat Belts

The North American carrier recently added advanced seating technology, which combines three-point lap-and-shoulder belts with compartmentalization, further enhancing the safety of their Northeastern fleets.
Locking in Today's Fuel Prices for Tomorrow: Is it Worth the Risk
Bus| June 4, 2009

Locking in Today's Fuel Prices for Tomorrow: Is it Worth the Risk

Although fuel prices have gone down after going through the roof last summer, many believe they will rise once the economy begins to level off. By using Energy Price Risk Management, transit agencies may be able to create budget certainty and protect themselves from market volatility.
Transit Taps Resources to Enhance Emergency Response Role
Bus| June 4, 2009

Transit Taps Resources to Enhance Emergency Response Role

The development and execution of a comprehensive transit emergency response plan can be optimized by training all levels of personnel, participating in practice exercises, and pursuing local and federal resources.
New Jersey Transit Digs Deep for Project Success
Bus| June 4, 2009

New Jersey Transit Digs Deep for Project Success

The agency is investing $420 million in ARRA funding on several capital projects including the Mass Transit Tunnel, a new transit center, signal improvements, rail line interlocking and bus shelters.
Rail| June 4, 2009

No quick bounce from TIGGER

TIGGER's energy reduction category can include various projects ranging from replacement of existing buses with more energy efficient buses, such as hybrids.
Rail| June 4, 2009

Getting out the vote for rail transit initiatives

There are numerous forms of identifying your voters, from door-to-door canvassing to paid phone banks.
Bus| June 4, 2009

Credit crisis impacting transit

If fear overtakes that trust, and we fail to deliver, then the wrath we will face will make the current crisis seem mild.
Rail| June 4, 2009

NBC installs mini-network on N.Y./N.J. Port Authority trains

PATH riders waiting for their trains will now be entertained by NBC Everywhere.
Motorcoach| June 4, 2009

Coach parking options shrink, rules increase

Many cities have made it difficult for motorcoaches to determine where they are able to park after dropping off its passengers.

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