Challenges of Positive Train Control Implementation
July 22, 2015
While PTC may have just recently entered the consciousness of the public at-large, it has been an issue for freight and commuter rail systems since...
[Blog] Keeping the Rails Running in Time of Tragedy
June 24, 2015
In times of disaster or tragedy, public transit agencies are frequently called upon to assist their communities and other transportation organizations....
Catenary Replacement Plan Leads to 150 Miles of Success
May 20, 2015
The Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority’s Regional (commuter) Rail system was inherited from the Pennsylvania and Reading Railroads...
Public Transit Companies Among Country’s Best Employers
April 27, 2015
What do transit authorities like SEPTA, MBTA, MTA and BART have in common other than transporting thousands, even millions of riders every day? All were...
Therapy Dogs are 'Well-Prepared' Passengers on Transit
March 24, 2015
Seeing a canine passenger on mass transit is not uncommon, but the reasons why a dog might catch the train or hop a bus are varied (remember
Transit Emergency: What Can You Do to Stay Safe?
February 25, 2015
Recent national incidents have put increased attention on safe commuting and what passengers can do to protect themselves during a transit emergency....
Tapping Transit Hubs as Inspirational Art Spaces
January 26, 2015
Around the world, artwork of all forms adorns transportation centers, stations and bus shelters. While many of these statues, paintings, mosaics and...
Lost and Found on Public Transit and Hopefully Reunited
December 15, 2014
One might think with the hustle and bustle of the holiday season and passengers carrying more packages than usual on buses, trains and trolleys, transit...
Engaging Young Riders is Key to Transit’s Continued Growth
November 20, 2014
The number of younger people getting drivers’ licenses has continually declined since 1996 and that adults between the ages of 20 to 30 are more likely to...
Emergency Plans: How Transit Prepares for the Worst
October 29, 2014
What constitutes a “normal” day in the transit industry? In an instant, regular service can be halted due to an accident, fire or unattended package. In...