As decreased revenue continues to impact transit agencies' budgets, many are continuing to find ways to become more efficient and remain a part of the entire intermodal solution. New York City Transit remains in the top spot of this year's survey.
Three out of four agencies responding to the annual survey reported that their ridership numbers were down due to the economy and some were additionally impacted by raising their fares. The average transit executive salary totals $157,000, while the average time spent in the industry tops 25 years.
Although funding impacts businesses as much as high-speed rail authorities, many manufacturers are excited for the opportunity to provide services in the U.S. and optimistic their products have what it will take.
Recent advances in the world of mobile surveillance increase public safety while allowing transit agencies to improve incident response, reduce risk and save money.
When properly employed, such partnerships between government and the private sector can expedite projects, transfer development and operations risk, and provide better opportunities to leverage limited funds.
Anyone can submit a bid on a contract proposal, but what can coach operators do to make sure their name is at the top of the short list every time? METRO offers for tips on managing contracts with corporate, university and government clients.
As President/CEO of the Women's Transportation Seminar, Ferranto is bringing her passion for working with nonprofits and skillful fundraising abilities to grow the organization for the future.
Companies specializing in custom transportation materials are using large format printing, digital imaging, and durable, reusable materials — sometimes in conjunction with data-efficient bar coding — to benefit both passengers and operators.
Title: Vice President, Program Management & Educational Service
Organization: American Public Transportation Association
City: Washington, D.C.
The recent ESPA Talks Paratransit Online Dialogue provided a new opportunity for public and private transportation providers to discuss how they are meeting the needs of their customers in this challenging economic market.
Title: Vice President and Senior Planning Manager
Organization: Parsons Brinckerhoff
Title: Senior Advisor, Communications and Public Affairs, U.S.
Organization: Bombardier Transportation
City: Holland, Pa.
Title: Chief Information Officer
Organization: MV Transportation
City: Scottsdale, Ariz.
Title: General Manager
Organization: Alexandria Transit Company
City: Alexandria, Va.
Organization: Pro-Tran Luxury Motor Coaches
City: Fort Washington, Md.
City: Scottsdale, Ariz.
Title: Regional Sales Manager
Organization: ISE Corp.
While on the face of it the proposal sounds like a great idea, the changes miss the real solution to building the U.S. transit supply side and could worsen American companies' ability to compete overseas.
Cliff Henke, a contributing editor to METRO, is senior analyst at PB. His views herein are solely his own.
A new citywide strategic plan is playing a major role in changes being made at the Ontario-based Mississauga Transit. The transit system is rebranding its services, and adding a BRT line and 15 new hybrid vehicles to its fleet.
Elkhart, Ind.-based TMC Group Inc. has added the Delray Beach, Fla.-based Stallion Bus Industries' 30-passenger Pony and 40-passenger Stallion buses to its product offerings, company officials reported.
The Natural Gas Coalition will hold a meeting and reception at the American Public Transportation Association's (APTA) 2010 Annual Meeting in San Antonio, Texas, this October.
Following the death of a three-year-old boy at a C-Train platform in June, Calgary Transit sought a peer-reviewed safety audit from the American Public Transit Association (APTA), added signage to platforms in train interiors and plans to post a video with safety information on its Website.
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