Fifty-four percent plan to use hybrid-electric propulsion for their vehicles, while 36% plan on using CNG. One-third plan on tapping clean diesel for their fleet and only one operator plans to use trolleys.
In the process of a rebrand from the Motorcoach Marketing Council, the group is developing tools and training to help operators develop their own programs to grow and expand the services they provide in the communities they serve.
The 16-mile BRT line, which began passenger service in April 2014, includes over five miles of dedicated lanes, 16 station locations, and four park-and-ride lots. It serves major activity centers, including two hospitals, two universities, numerous trade schools, city and county government centers, and employment centers, along with major shopping, hospitality and entertainment venues.
From clearer and brighter screens that adapt upon light exposure to multi-functional devices that reduce cost and effort, innovative operational ideas for the transit industry have emerged.
Upon leaving the agency after six years, the outgoing CEO discusses his successes, including five new rail projects currently under construction and a sixth just recently approved by the feds, and his future plans.
Constructed at a cost of $135 million, the 67,000-square-foot ARTIC terminal allows 10,000 daily riders to move seamlessly between transit services that include Amtrak, Metrolink, OCTA and intercity buses.
A recent study, “Planning and Social Media: A Case Study of Public Transit and the Stigma on Twitter,” which analyzed an estimated 64,000 tweets about public transit agencies, police departments, parks and airlines, found that Twitter has been less than favorable to public transportation systems.