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September 2017 Issue

Can Public Transportation Save the World from Climate Change?

Janna Starcic

How public transportation figures into cities’ and states’ climate change commitments, even after the U.S. announces its withdrawal from the Paris Climate Accord.

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Can Public Transportation Save the World from Climate Change?
Sustainability| September 26, 2017

Can Public Transportation Save the World from Climate Change?

How public transportation figures into cities’ and states’ climate change commitments, even after the U.S. announces its withdrawal from the Paris Climate Accord.

Women in Transportation: Bonnie Shepherd
Management & Operations| October 13, 2017

Women in Transportation: Bonnie Shepherd

She oversees 10 different areas of expertise within Michael Baker International, spanning from service transportation to tech and innovation.

Women in Transportation: Jodi Merritt
Management & Operations| October 12, 2017

Women in Transportation: Jodi Merritt

Jodi Merritt is the third generation of presidents to take over family-owned H & L Charter Co. Inc.

Women in Transportation: Diana Mendes
Management & Operations| October 11, 2017

Women in Transportation: Diana Mendes

With a master’s degree in urban planning from University of Pennsylvania, Diana Mendes was initially interested in natural resource preservation and urban environments.

Women in Transportation: Nadine Lee
Management & Operations| October 10, 2017

Women in Transportation: Nadine Lee

Nadine Lee came into her position with the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s Office of Extraordinary Innovation two years ago after learning about its mission.

Women in Transportation: Nuria Fernandez
Management & Operations| October 9, 2017

Women in Transportation: Nuria Fernandez

Growing up in Panama City, Panama, Nuria Fernandez’s earliest experience with transit was riding what she calls the “rather unorthodox bus system” of her hometown.

Women in Transportation: Dawn Distler
Management & Operations| October 6, 2017

Women in Transportation: Dawn Distler

Dawn Distler’s involvement in the transportation industry began serendipitously.

Women in Transportation: Ann Derby
Management & Operations| October 5, 2017

Women in Transportation: Ann Derby

Ann Derby, director of marketing and events for INIT Innovations in Transportation Inc., got her start in education.

Women in Transportation: Alice Bravo
Management & Operations| October 4, 2017

Women in Transportation: Alice Bravo

With a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering and a master’s in business administration, Alice Bravo graduated and hit the ground running. She began her professional career at design firm PBS&J (now called Atkins) in 1991 as a bridge designer and highway engineer.

Motorcoach Roundtable: Focused on Driver Shortage, Long-Term Business Growth
Motorcoach| October 3, 2017

Motorcoach Roundtable: Focused on Driver Shortage, Long-Term Business Growth

Despite the ongoing issues with attracting talent, business is still thriving and moving forward at a rapid pace. To deal with the growth, operators are taking a measured, more deliberate approach.

Simple Cyber Security Steps for Your Fleet Operation
Security and Safety | September 29, 2017

Simple Cyber Security Steps for Your Fleet Operation

The Department of Homeland Security provides a free, well-crafted tool-kit designed to fully inform your team about myriad cyber security issues ranging from social media and using public WiFi, to scam tactics and phishing.

How Transit Agencies Can Stay on Track with Cyber Security
Security and Safety | September 29, 2017

How Transit Agencies Can Stay on Track with Cyber Security

Cyber security is not a goal but a well-planned, well-executed, and never-ending journey that must include operations professionals and information professionals working together for the good of the entire transit system.

Smart Cities: Critical Opportunities for Transit Agencies
Technology| September 28, 2017

Smart Cities: Critical Opportunities for Transit Agencies

Improvements in communication and information technologies are especially valuable to public transportation agencies, which are frequently charged with optimizing a complex system with competing needs.

High-Speed Rail: At a Crossroads
Rail| September 27, 2017

High-Speed Rail: At a Crossroads

Major corridor programs — such as California High-Speed Rail and the Northeast Corridor — are actively advancing visionary futures for public transportation. Yet, future federal funding for HSR remains clouded in the complexities of the federal appropriations process.

Top 100 Bus Fleets Survey: Exploring New Options, Technologies to be Part of Multimodal Solution
Bus| September 25, 2017

Top 100 Bus Fleets Survey: Exploring New Options, Technologies to be Part of Multimodal Solution

From testing autonomous vehicles to piloting on-demand transportation, transit agencies are looking for new ways to complement their bus services. In conjunction, many are also adding technologies such as mobile apps that can help plan a complete trip using a host of transportation options.

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