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San Joaquin, Calif. agency takes control of local Amtrak line

Management & Operations| August 12, 2015

Caltrans formerly ran the San Joaquin line from Sacramento, with local agencies frequently complaining that they lacked a strong voice at the table.

Transit management expert to inspire at BusCon 2015 keynote address

Bus| July 28, 2015

The keynote address, “Driving Excellence” will be delivered on Tuesday, Sept. 29, at 11 a.m. by Mark Aesch, CEO of TransPro, a management consultancy that guides transit systems.

Rail| September 10, 2014

NJ Transit to add first deputy executive director in 12 years

Executive Director Veronique Hakim will continue to oversee rail and bus transportation instead of passing it to a subordinate, according to the report. Neil S. Yellin would oversee "non-operating" departments, such as customer service, communications and corporate affairs.
June 5, 2014

Keeping your drivers on the bus from ‘hire to retire’

All too often what was taught during the initial training period can get diluted by what other operators may be saying or doing. Well-meaning veterans sometimes offer advice in an effort to “help” new operators that might be inconsistent with what was just taught to them on the training bus. Would you even recognize your past students by their driving performance? Do they resemble the student that you personally qualified into passenger service?

Management & Operations| April 30, 2014

D.C. rail project chief tapped to lead Long Island Rail Road

Patrick A. Nowakowski is a career railroad professional with broad experience in operations, engineering, infrastructure and planning. He replaces Helena Williams, who served as LIRR president for almost seven years, making her the railroad’s longest-serving president in decades.
Bus| August 1, 2013

Chicago transit absenteeism drops 22% over last 2 years

Reduction is due to CTA making better efforts to manage frequent causes of absenteeism such as sick leave and job-related injuries. The changes are set to save the transit system more than $10 million compared to 2011.
Rail| December 24, 2012

Metrolinx/GO Transit extends Bombardier contract

Has provided fleet maintenance services to GO Transit since 1997 and operations since 2008 and has also supplied more than 600 Bombardier BiLevel rail coaches that make up the transit authority's commuter rail fleet.
Rail| October 31, 2012

Denver RTD’s FasTracks honored for management, improvement

Presented with Rocky Mountain Performance Excellence’s Timberline Award for its demonstration of a fact-based, systematic evaluation and improvement process, and organizational learning, including innovation that results in improving the effectiveness and efficiency of key processes.
Bus| June 15, 2012

Vendor Managed Inventory: Benefits of a Transit Supply Chain Network Realized

Working with a partner with similar goals and interests has been a rewarding experience for the eight transit system members of the VMI partnership, with parts price savings averaging around 15% to date. Part 3 of 3 in a series.
Rail| March 26, 2012

PB partners for Phoenix light rail expansion contract

As the PM/CM consultant, the joint venture will provide support personnel to Valley Metro in a wide range of program management, construction management, and management consulting services.

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