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April 2018 Issue

As Tech Matures, Transit Agency Usage of Electric Buses Evolves

Alex Roman

With many early pioneers now moving to larger implementation, advances are making it more possible for the vehicles to be used in a variety of service applications, although how to install the infrastructure necessary for large-scale operations is a task that needs to mastered.

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As Tech Matures, Transit Agency Usage of Electric Buses Evolves
Sustainability| March 20, 2018

As Tech Matures, Transit Agency Usage of Electric Buses Evolves

With many early pioneers now moving to larger implementation, advances are making it more possible for the vehicles to be used in a variety of service applications, although how to install the infrastructure necessary for large-scale operations is a task that needs to mastered.

Mobile Surveillance Systems Eye Safety, Accountability
Technology| March 27, 2018

Mobile Surveillance Systems Eye Safety, Accountability

The latest innovations in mobile surveillance units feature wide-angle cameras and automatic video retrieval, as well as hybrid options for transit agencies looking to transition from analog to digital.

Publisher's Perspective: More agencies commit to zero-emission buses
Technology| March 26, 2018

Publisher's Perspective: More agencies commit to zero-emission buses

A growing number of agencies are purchasing zero-emission buses, primarily involving batteries as the energy storage of choice. As with any procurement choice, the reasons for the growing trend vary by city, but the primary rationale has been a political commitment to the cleanest propulsion possible.

Creating a Social Media Strategy to Grow Your Coach Business
Technology| March 22, 2018

Creating a Social Media Strategy to Grow Your Coach Business

Creating content that people within your niche can reference or repost will help you gain organic and targeted followers who will engage with you and will result in new and recurring business, as well as establish your authority.

Rebuilt Rail Hub is 'Economic Catalyst' for Chicago Community
Rail| March 21, 2018

Rebuilt Rail Hub is 'Economic Catalyst' for Chicago Community

The $203 million reconstruction of the CTA’s Wilson Red Line station on the city’s North Side included replacing century-old track structure, building a brand new stationhouse, and creating a new rail transfer point.

9 Tips for Planning Your Bus Charging Infrastructure
Sustainability| March 20, 2018

9 Tips for Planning Your Bus Charging Infrastructure

While adding a few charging stations to support pilot projects is relatively straight forward, transit agencies will need to consider several factors when planning to implement infrastructure that can support hundreds of electric buses, or more.

Q&A with Lextran GM Carrie Butler
Management & Operations| March 19, 2018

Q&A with Lextran GM Carrie Butler

METRO Magazine’s Managing Editor Alex Roman spoke to Butler about Lextran’s day-to-day challenges, its alternative-fuels program, and how the lack of federal funding could impact the agency and the community it serves.

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