Management & Operations

METRO Briefs

Posted on October 18, 2007

Congress focuses on rail safety
WASHINGTON, D.C. — With lawmakers saying employee fatigue is a major factor in train accidents, the House passed a bill Wednesday that will reduce the working hours of railroad crews. For the full story, click here.
NYC uses compass decals to aid passengers
NEW YORK CITY — The New York Department of Transportation is placing temporary directional compass decals outside of four Midtown subway stations to help riders figure out where they are. For the full story, click here.
AC Transit, Chevron partner to test ‘cleaner’ fuels
OAKLAND, CALIF. — AC Transit and Chevron Corp. have partnered to test cleaner burning diesel fuels, such as biodiesel and natural gas, to see if the fuels are a viable alternative to conventional diesel. For the full story, click here.

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Denver RTD commuter rail campaign wins APTA AdWheel Grand Award

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Uber, Lyft reduces transit usage, increases vehicle miles, report finds

The author of the report, Regina Clewlow, said in a statement that although ridehailing is complementary to transit and helps reduce vehicle ownership, ridehailing services are facilitating a shift away from more sustainable modes of transportation.

Palm Tran Helps Transport Pets after Hurricane Irma

Palm Tran utilized four buses, included a 60-foot articulated bus, for transporting the pets. The effort involved multiple trips and took two days.

APTA GM Question of the Day: What are you doing to attract the next generation of talent to your agency?

METRO asked some of the top execs in the industry what they are doing to recruit the next generation of transportation leaders.

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