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Transit GM Q&A: What are you doing to attract the next generation of talent to your agency?

Management & Operations| October 11, 2017

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

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

Management & Operations| October 11, 2017

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.

Government Issues| October 11, 2017

Atlanta’s SRTA honored for innovation

The SRTA’s program also received the Toll Excellence Award for Customer Service and Marketing Outreach from the International Bridge, Tunnel, and Turnpike Assoc.

Management & Operations| October 11, 2017

Metrolink’s Leahy ‘navigates complex relationships’

One of the nation’s leading transit officials, Leahy served as CEO of the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) for six years. During that time, he guided implementation of one of the largest public works programs in U.S. history, securing billions in federal and state dollars to help finance construction of dozens of transit and highway projects.

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