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METRO's Top 50 Rail Survey Puts Project Costs at $52 Billion

Rail| May 1, 2001
Our seventh annual rail survey indicates growing interest in and funding of large-scale passenger rail projects in North America.

What You Need to Know About Facility Improvements for CNG, LNG Buses

The growth of compressed natural gas (CNG) and, to a lesser extent, liquefied natural gas (LNG) as alternatives to diesel fuel has forced many transit agencies to confront new maintenance challenges.

Impressive ridership numbers call for greater investment

Has America’s love affair with the car finally ended?
Rail| May 1, 2001

Taking a Fresh Look at Automated Peoplemovers

How do automated peoplemovers (APMs) fit into the larger world of public transportation? Not easily, according to the author. The APM Conference in San Francisco will examine this often-ignored transportation mode.
Rail| May 1, 2001

Rail Transit Projects Bolstered by Public-Private Partnerships

Melding public and private interests can help to provide launch funding for rail projects while reducing costs, streamlining development and shortening implementation schedules.

Build a Marketing Strategy that Focuses on Customers and Products

Too many motorcoach operators focus on their buses. Marketing plans should help to identify and attract new customers while building stronger ties with existing customers. The Internet is helping some companies reach new customers.
Management & Operations| April 1, 2001

Nevada’s CAT unveils new look

The Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC) unveiled a new color scheme and design on its Citizens Area Transit (CAT) bus system.
Rail| April 1, 2001

Train derailments on the rise

The number of train derailments—like the recent Amtrak accident in Iowa that killed one person and injured 96 others—increased by about 20% over the past four years.
Management & Operations| April 1, 2001

D.C. transit caters to students

A new pass that allows students to ride the Metrobus and Metrorail to get to school has been introduced in the nation’s capital.
Rail| April 1, 2001

Transit newspaper distributed at Montreal stations

The Montreal Urban Community Transit Corp. (MUCTC) began distributing a free transit-system newspaper at 65 of its stations.

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