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New Flyer lands LA Metro contract for up to 100 60-foot electric buses

Sustainability| October 11, 2017

The decision was spurred by Metro’s commitment to all-electric transit buses by 2030, and was supported by the Federal Transit Administration Local Labor Hiring Pilot Program.

Transit App integrates Masabi’s Justride SDK

Technology| October 11, 2017

Users will be able to browse fare types, make payments, and receive mobile tickets — all within the same app they already use for real-time information and multimodal journey planning.

Management & Operations| October 11, 2017

Transit GM Q&A: 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.

Management & Operations| October 11, 2017

Transit GM Q&A: What are you doing to provide comprehensive training to both drivers and maintenance staff?

METRO asked some of the top execs in the industry what they are doing to provide comprehensive training to both driver and maintenance staff.

Rail| October 11, 2017

Design-build taking transit into the future

Design-build minimizes risk, reduces delivery time, keeps budgets in line, and mitigates funding partner concerns throughout project duration. With traditional design-bid-build, owners, designers, and contractors are segregated from design concept to final construction.

Security and Safety | October 11, 2017

Designing for the transit user experience: Enhancing safety and security at stations

By paying attention to how it feels to arrive at, pass through, and use a transit facility, focused design strategies can complement traditional approaches by enhancing user perception of safety. While a station may be safe, according to statistics and incident reporting, ridership and patron satisfaction will still suffer if the station doesn’t feel safe.

Management & Operations| October 11, 2017

Prince receives Hall of Fame distinction

Robert Prince is currently retired from AECOM where he served as VP, transit business development director. He continues work with Gannon Consult. In his past role as Chairman of the Conference of Minority Transportation Officials, Prince continues to give back to the industry.

Management & Operations| October 11, 2017

BCTA’s Ober named ‘Outstanding Board Member’

Ober’s nomination covered an outstanding career in the public transit industry. He began his career at the Port Authority of Allegheny County in the early 1970’s. In 1980, Ober was appointed by the Beaver County Commissioners as an inaugural member of the Beaver County Transit Authority (BCTA) Board of Directors. He has been appointed to seven consecutive five-year terms on the Board. Since 1985, the BCTA Board of Directors went on to elect him chairman 17 times.

Management & Operations| October 11, 2017

Dillard, Reed honored for ‘Distinguished Service’

Kirk Dillard and Kasim Reed were awarded for their public transportation work in Chicago and Atlanta, respectively.

Bus| October 11, 2017

Scully named ‘Outstanding’ Business Member

The award recognizes service to the organization, and particularly in Scully’s case, legislative advocacy on behalf of North American mass transit.

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