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Cooling a Repowered Bus Presents Significant Challenges

Management & Operations| April 1, 2001
The design limitations of cooling systems on older buses have created plenty of hurdles as New York City Transit repowers a portion of its fleet to curtail emissions.

Clean-Fuel Technology Gains Ground at Urban Bus Fleets

Management & Operations| April 1, 2001
Some of the country’s largest transit fleets are accelerating their alternative-fuel programs, with CNG, clean diesel and hybrid buses leading the pack. Meanwhile, fuel-cell propulsion remains in development.
Management & Operations| April 1, 2001

Got Wheels?

Award-winning fixed-route service meets needs of California city’s younger population by improving access to community programs.
Management & Operations| April 1, 2001

Future Bus Engine Now in Politicians’ Hands, Says Koci

Vice chairman and CEO of Detroit Diesel looks at world trends in bus propulsion.
Management & Operations| April 1, 2001

Smooth Sailing for Oahu Transit Services, Despite Economic Slump

Hawaii’s recessionary economy hasn’t prevented Oahu’s transit system from delivering award-winning service and advancing in the areas of safety, efficiency and maintenance.
Management & Operations| April 1, 2001

Getting the Word Out About Motorcoach Travel

With the industry at a standstill, associations form plans to help revitalize business. Ideas for better marketing the industry.
Rail| April 1, 2001

DOT narrows maglev projects

Narrowed from seven projects nationwide, maglev projects in Maryland and Pennsylvania were chosen by the U.S. Department of Transportation for further evaluation to determine a final project for development.
Rail| April 1, 2001

Sharing Corridors Is Key in High-Speed Rail Planning

Convenience and cost savings are good reasons for high-speed rail construction along existing transit corridors, but design, engineering and operational considerations also need to be weighed.
Management & Operations| April 1, 2001

How to Sharpen Your Market Research Strategies

Ridership surveys, focus groups and in-depth interviews can help transit agencies improve customer service, target advertising and gain public support. Bus manufacturers can also profit from customer feedback.
Management & Operations| March 1, 2001

Economic, political climate spell chance for more public-private collaboration

The combination of what appears to be a strong outlook for public transit and the need for motorcoach operators to diversify should spell a unique opportunity for both segments of the public transport industry to work together.

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