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August 2013 Issue

Temsa Vehicles Bring Smoother, Quieter Rides to U.S. Market

Nicole Schlosser, Senior Editor

CH Bus Sales, the exclusive distributor of the Turkish vehicle manufacturer’s 30-foot and 35-foot models, is helping to accommodate the trend toward smaller charter and tour groups.

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Temsa Vehicles Bring Smoother, Quieter Rides to U.S. Market
Motorcoach| August 19, 2013

Temsa Vehicles Bring Smoother, Quieter Rides to U.S. Market

CH Bus Sales, the exclusive distributor of the Turkish vehicle manufacturer’s 30-foot and 35-foot models, is helping to accommodate the trend toward smaller charter and tour groups.
Safety for Operators and Pedestrians
Accessibility| August 20, 2013

Safety for Operators and Pedestrians

Operators can help make the streets safe for all by being more aware of pedestrians and proceeding with caution.
Not the Usual Suspects: Transit Expands Its List of Partners
Bus| August 20, 2013

Not the Usual Suspects: Transit Expands Its List of Partners

As funding from state and federal agencies continues to be more difficult to secure, local transit systems have found a variety of new partners that not only help pay for new hours of service, but can also provide opportunities for transit agencies to restructure service in parts of the community.
Today's Transit Shelters Include Modern Trends, Traditional Looks
Bus| August 19, 2013

Today's Transit Shelters Include Modern Trends, Traditional Looks

Some new products being incorporated into designs are security cameras and two-way audio, as well as improvement in custom branding glass and LED illuminations.
Enhancing Paratransit Operator Customer Service Skills
Accessibility| August 19, 2013

Enhancing Paratransit Operator Customer Service Skills

Providing good customer service in a paratransit environment is about understanding and respecting people with disabilities as people and customers first. Bringing in the customer’s perspective by including customers with disabilities on panels or advisory boards is a recommended practice.
5 Keys to Attracting, Hiring and Retaining Quality Motorcoach Drivers
Motorcoach| August 19, 2013

5 Keys to Attracting, Hiring and Retaining Quality Motorcoach Drivers

With the market picking up and the current workforce aging, many operators are looking to fill several positions at a time. Knowing the type of people you want to attract and having a thorough interview process are keys to landing the right candidate.
Q&A With Metro Transit GM Brian Lamb
Management & Operations| August 19, 2013

Q&A With Metro Transit GM Brian Lamb

Was named GM of Metro Transit in 2004. Today, Lamb oversees a bus and rail system with nearly 2,800 employees who operate two rail lines and nearly 900 buses on 125 routes.
Light Rail Ridership Growth Spurs Minneapolis' Metro Transit to Expand Services
Bus| August 19, 2013

Light Rail Ridership Growth Spurs Minneapolis' Metro Transit to Expand Services

The agency is set to move forward with several projects, including the recently opened BRT system, an 11-mile light rail system set to launch in mid-2014, and an ambitious decade-long project that will convert Metro’s highest ridership bus routes into rapid bus service corridors.
Toronto Transit Continues Award-Winning Suicide Prevention Program
Management & Operations| August 19, 2013

Toronto Transit Continues Award-Winning Suicide Prevention Program

The Crisis Link advertisement campaign in subway cars and on platforms aims to remove the stigma around mental health issues and encourages people contemplating suicide to reach out for help without feeling embarrassed or ashamed.

San Francisco Proposal Allows Muni, Private Carriers to Share Stops
Bus| August 19, 2013

San Francisco Proposal Allows Muni, Private Carriers to Share Stops

By creating a pre-approved network of shared bus stops, SFMTA would be allowed to prevent private carriers from using Muni stops that have high frequencies, as well as those that are simply not long enough to share without creating additional traffic congestion.

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