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Smooth Sailing for Oahu Transit Services, Despite Economic Slump

Management & Operations| April 1, 2001
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.

Getting the Word Out About Motorcoach Travel

Management & Operations| April 1, 2001
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.
Rail| March 1, 2001

WMATA installs gap reducers on railcars

The Washington (D.C.) Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) retrofitted nearly 100% of its 758 revenue-service railcars with gap reducers to reduce the amount of space between the platform and the door.
Management & Operations| March 1, 2001

Court decision mandates paratransit upgrades for disabled

The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania last month ruled that the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) violated Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) by not attempting to provide rides to all disabled persons.
Rail| March 1, 2001

First accident in 87 years closes L.A. funicular

One person died and seven were seriously injured when an historic cable car ascending Los Angeles’ Angels Flight railway plummeted 200 feet down its own track, crashing into a second cable car and killing an 83-year-old New Jersey man.
Rail| March 1, 2001

Virginia, L.A. step up rail track safety

In two distinct projects, the Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation (VDRPT) and the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transit Authority (LACMTA) are tackling the issue of illegal pedestrian crossings at railroad tracks.

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