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New Japanese metro technologies cut costs

Rail| February 1, 2001
It seems that subway projects are only being implemented these days in developing countries in Eastern Europe and Asia, as the Western world says it can no longer afford them.

High-speed train premieres in Scandinavia

Rail| February 1, 2001
The X2000 high-speed train between Gothenburg, Sweden, and Copenhagen, Denmark, began service in January.
Management & Operations| February 1, 2001

Trieste busway nears completion

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.
Management & Operations| February 1, 2001

Trieste busway nears completion

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.
Management & Operations| February 1, 2001

No. 1 reason why TQM plans fail? No leadership

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.

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