NOVEMBER 2010

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Advocates Step Up Fight for Transit Services
By Nicole Schlosser, Associate Editor

Across the country, labor, environmental, school and community groups banded together to demand financial support to keep public transportation available to all citizens. Some won the public eye, but not more of the federal purse just yet.



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Brampton, Ontario 'Züms' toward boosting ridership with BRT service

The Züm service will be completely integrated into Brampton's existing transit system. Passengers will be able to ride the buses at no extra cost and transfer quickly and easily between lines.



SEPTA Chief Renovating Agency for the 21st Century

GM Joseph M. Casey, who has led the agency for the past three years, is implementing his vision in the form of improved customer service, sustainability programs and plans for technology upgrades.



Modular, Eco-Friendly Shelter Designs Can Reduce Costs

Modular, Eco-Friendly Shelter Designs Can Reduce CostsBy giving transit authorities several basic options that can be customized to suit the needs of any community, designers save time and cut expenditures.

Alstom Innovation on Display at Innotrans

Company predicts steady growth and continued expansion into new global markets. Products unveiled at the exhibit included a new high-speed rail platform.



UMA Expo: Providing Strong Guidance During Tough Times

UMA Expo: Providing Strong Guidance During Tough Times"Refocus, Redefine and Reinvent," is the theme of the United Motorcoach Association's annual event to be held January 19 to 23 in Tampa, Fla. In addition to new vehicle models, the expanded show floor will include used and refurbished buses.



How to Finance Your Motorcoach

Although business is still in the process of stabilizing and funds might still be tight, low interest rates and bonus depreciation make it a good time to purchase a new vehicle. According to lending experts, the single most important step to take is selling yourself on the idea first.

DEPARTMENTS

IC Bus unveils 'game changer' shuttle bus

IC Bus' "game changer," which was wrapped in support of the National Hockey League's Chicago Blackhawks, comes with comfort features that allow unique customization to meet a fleet's exact needs, from tour and charter operations, hotel or rental car shuttles, paratransit operations, daycare or public transportation.



High-speed rail event highlights projects, need for support

The Western High Speed Rail Alliance's inaugural conference, held in Las Vegas in mid-October, brought industry professionals together to tout the benefits of high-speed rail and highlight projects and the need for funding and support.

Federal grants make the business case for sustainability

Several studies have come out showing that both developers and their potential customers are increasingly demanding walkable transit-accessible neighborhoods.



Education, innovation featured at BusCon 2010 in Chicago

BusCon 2010 returned to Chicago's Navy Pier and featured a busload of new product innovations, educational programs and fun networking receptions.

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