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May 2018 Issue

L.A. Metro 'Ups the Ante' with Zero-Emission Fleet Plan

Steve Hymon

The transition to electric buses, Metro believes, can be paired with workforce development programs to bolster the local economy and create jobs and a pathway to the middle class for Angelenos.

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L.A. Metro 'Ups the Ante' with Zero-Emission Fleet Plan
Sustainability| April 30, 2018

L.A. Metro 'Ups the Ante' with Zero-Emission Fleet Plan

The transition to electric buses, Metro believes, can be paired with workforce development programs to bolster the local economy and create jobs and a pathway to the middle class for Angelenos.

BusCon to Honor Top Maintenance Directors
Bus| May 21, 2018

BusCon to Honor Top Maintenance Directors

The event takes place Oct. 1 to 3 at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis.

Collins Relies on Safety Process as it Re-Enters Commercial Bus Market
Shuttle| May 7, 2018

Collins Relies on Safety Process as it Re-Enters Commercial Bus Market

The vehicles are ideal for an array of industries, including assisted-living facilities, churches, airports, and paratransit providers.

University of Arkansas' Razorback Transit Partners to fill Crucial Need
University| May 3, 2018

University of Arkansas' Razorback Transit Partners to fill Crucial Need

To combat a shortage in qualified maintenance technicians, Razorback Transit teamed with NWTI to create an internship-type program. 

Intercity Bus Lines Picking Up Speed with New Service Strategies
Motorcoach| May 1, 2018

Intercity Bus Lines Picking Up Speed with New Service Strategies

The most recent expansion of services has been more nuanced, generally spurred by a desire to fill gaps in the system, improve connectivity with Amtrak, and strengthen existing routes with new intermediate stops.

Cost-Cutting Strategies for Your Paratransit Program
Accessibility| April 26, 2018

Cost-Cutting Strategies for Your Paratransit Program

Transit agencies must provide a multimodal, door-to-door solution for all their riders. In doing this, they can reduce paratransit costs, improve ridership, and remove inefficient fixed routes.

Seattle's Floating Bridge is High-Tech Light Rail Link
Rail| April 25, 2018

Seattle's Floating Bridge is High-Tech Light Rail Link

The I-90 Track Bridge is part of the East Link project, a 14-mile extension of Sound Transit’s Link light rail system from downtown Seattle to Redmond scheduled to begin revenue service in 2023.

Key Steps to Finding a New Public Transit CEO
Management & Operations| April 24, 2018

Key Steps to Finding a New Public Transit CEO

While the basic requirements essentially remain the same, the changing face of public transportation’s role in communities is having an impact on transit boards when they are searching for a new leader.

Q&A with Palm Tran Executive Director Clinton B. Forbes
Management & Operations| April 23, 2018

Q&A with Palm Tran Executive Director Clinton B. Forbes

METRO Magazine Managing Editor Alex Roman talked to Forbes about the agency’s workforce development program, its route maximization project, and his plans for the future of Palm Tran.

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