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Trieste busway nears completion

Management & Operations| February 1, 2001
The Azienda Consorziale Transporti, a two-mile busway nearly completed for the transit system in Trieste, Italy, is powered by a contact line embedded in the road.

No. 1 reason why TQM plans fail? No leadership

Management & Operations| February 1, 2001
The total quality management (TQM) revolution has now been entrenched in the public transport community for several years now, long enough for people to start evaluating its effects on product and service quality.
Management & Operations| February 1, 2001

Curitiba visit underscores FTA’s commitment to BRT

More than 50 federal, state and local transit officials representing 10 U.S. cities, including many members of the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) Consortium, traveled to Curitiba, Brazil, Dec. 10 to 13, 2000.
Management & Operations| February 1, 2001

Preventive maintenance tips for reducing bus costs

There is no doubt that preventive maintenance is the key to keeping buses road ready, reducing vehicle operating, maintenance and replacement costs and improving the bottom line.
Management & Operations| February 1, 2001

Feedback from new era good for transit—so far

The new presidential administration and congressional leaders are so far saying all the right things.
Management & Operations| February 1, 2001

Fortunes Change: Norm Mineta Returns to Transport

Republican George W. Bush’s new Democratic Secretary of Transportation has a distinguished record of bridging party differences to make public transport investments happen.
Management & Operations| February 1, 2001

Vigilance is Key to Motorcoach Safety

Paying close attention to the quality of drivers and vehicles can help eliminate accidents in this already secure industry.
Management & Operations| February 1, 2001

Training Drivers Without Using Manuals

Transit properties around the U.S. and Canada share training techniques that keep drivers interested.
Management & Operations| February 1, 2001

ISO 9001 Update: More Transit Suppliers Sign Up

Manufacturers, buyers alike must know the key differences between the earlier editions and the 2000 edition of the quality standards. Suppliers directory can be found online under Resources.
Management & Operations| February 1, 2001

Stations Invigorate Intermodal Transportation

Investments in new station construction encourage and regulate the flow of passengers through a system, and contribute to public transit’s importance to regional transportation networks.

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