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January 2010 Issue

Motorcoach Top 50 Tough Out Economy

Nicole Schlosser, Associate Editor

FirstGroup America tops the list in METRO’s annual motorcoach survey, with 8,326 vehicles. The recession had business down overall, but operators forged ahead with more contract work and acquired new technological tools.

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Motorcoach| January 13, 2010

Motorcoach Top 50 Tough Out Economy

FirstGroup America tops the list in METRO’s annual motorcoach survey, with 8,326 vehicles. The recession had business down overall, but operators forged ahead with more contract work and acquired new technological tools.
Tools for Hiring the Right Driver for Your Fleet
Motorcoach| January 13, 2010

Tools for Hiring the Right Driver for Your Fleet

Suggestions include providing a job description detailing what the position entails and creating a referral program, which rewards current employees for bringing in new recruits.
Innovative Motorcoach Operators-Sun Diego Charter Co., San Diego, Calif.
Motorcoach| January 13, 2010

Innovative Motorcoach Operators-Sun Diego Charter Co., San Diego, Calif.

Green efforts sprout new business
Innovative Motorcoach Operators-Premier Alaska Tours, Anchorage, Alaska
Motorcoach| January 13, 2010

Innovative Motorcoach Operators-Premier Alaska Tours, Anchorage, Alaska

Personal stories add to tour experience
Innovative Motorcoach Operators-Prairie Coach Trailways, Dell rapids, S.D.
Motorcoach| January 13, 2010

Innovative Motorcoach Operators-Prairie Coach Trailways, Dell rapids, S.D.

Taking established operation to new heights of success
Innovative Motorcoach Operators-Mountain View Tours Inc., Tucson, Ariz.
Motorcoach| January 13, 2010

Innovative Motorcoach Operators-Mountain View Tours Inc., Tucson, Ariz.

Safety record keeps operation on top
Innovative Motorcoach Operators-Le Bus, Salt Lake City, Utah
Motorcoach| January 13, 2010

Innovative Motorcoach Operators-Le Bus, Salt Lake City, Utah

Going online to streamline operations
Innovative Motorcoach Operators- AT&T Charter Service Inc., Louisburg, N.C.
Motorcoach| January 13, 2010

Innovative Motorcoach Operators- AT&T Charter Service Inc., Louisburg, N.C.

Family vacation turns into family business
Innovative Motorcoach Operators-Anchor Trailways & Tours, Nashville, Tenn.
Motorcoach| January 13, 2010

Innovative Motorcoach Operators-Anchor Trailways & Tours, Nashville, Tenn.

Riding high on intercity service success
Bus| January 13, 2010

Taking the distractions out of driving

Why do we allow ourselves to be distracted? Most often it's because we're impatient and lose focus on the road conditions around us. However, when we drive regularly (and some of us do it for a living), we also develop a trait called "muscle memory." Or in other words, our minds are simply driving on "auto pilot" and not actively concentrating on driving. The result is boredom.
Bus| January 13, 2010

Biggest issues of 2009 likely to dominate 2010

Unless enough consensus emerges to finally get a full, six-year bill, look for a series of short-term extensions — and more challenges — throughout 2010.
Daimler Begins New Era of Leadership, Innovation
Bus| January 13, 2010

Daimler Begins New Era of Leadership, Innovation

Continued success and innovation are on tap for new President/CEO Richard Ferguson’s regime, as the company prepares to roll out vehicles with engines that meet EPA 2010 standards and, down the road, looks to introduce new innovative vehicles.
Peter Pan debuts new look, targets younger demographic
Motorcoach| January 12, 2010

Peter Pan debuts new look, targets younger demographic

Peter Pan’s redesigned coach exterior creates a sleeker, updated look, while still featuring the company’s iconic green and white color scheme.
N.Y. to boost efforts to curb sexual harassment on subway
Rail| January 12, 2010

N.Y. to boost efforts to curb sexual harassment on subway

Although numbers reported reflect success combating sexual harassment on New York's subway system, advocates and police officials agree those numbers may not tell the whole story.
Freight and Passenger Rail: Friends or Foes?
Rail| January 12, 2010

Freight and Passenger Rail: Friends or Foes?

Freight and passenger rail operators share two goals: enhanced infrastructure and efficient transportation. Can they attain those goals while sharing tracks? Both sides emphasize the necessity of balancing needs and working together to receive funding.
Top 10 Most Viewed Stories in 2009
Bus| January 11, 2010

Top 10 Most Viewed Stories in 2009

Top viewed stories included "Is Enough Being Done to Stop the Assault on Bus Operators?,"Women In Transportation," and "Federal Transit Funding Key to Rebuilding Economy."

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