2012 Women In Transportation: Lisa Farbstein

Public Affairs Manager – Strategic Communications/Public Affairs Transportation Security Administration Arlington, Va.

Pub Perspective: Begin next authorization preparation now

A lot will be dictated by the outcome of the election, which is also why we need to start making, or rather restating, the case for public transportation investment.

Transit Implements Control Tactics to Combat Fare Evasion

Los Angeles, Boston, San Francisco and Atlanta are putting an end to ‘free rides’ with fare inspection crackdowns. L.A. Metro, like Atlanta, is locking its fare gates, ending the unofficial honor system.

What Are The Real Costs, Value of High-Speed Rail?

With impacts including a shrinking number of vehicles and less road congestion currently being ignored when the financial feasibility of projects is being studied, a new economic value added model must be used to illustrate the total realizable benefits that can be obtained.

50 Traits of A Great Transit Manager

What traits and skill sets are important to becoming a great public transportation leader? METRO surveyed more than 200 transit executives to find out. Being a skilled communicator and listener were the most commonly cited attributes.

GM Survey: Budgets stabilize, revenue alts sought

The average transit executive spent 23 years in the industry, with an average annual salary of $113,000, according to METRO’s seventh annual survey.

MBTA taps Beverly Scott for GM

Board voted unanimously to appoint her as the new GM and chief executive. She has worked in the transportation industry for 30 years, and will be the agency’s first female GM.

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