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Mayor, transit officials discuss plans for Pope Francis visit to Philadelphia

Rail| June 17, 2015

With as many as two million people expected to hit the city during the event, Mayor Nutter said Philadelphians should be prepared to walk a few miles or more, since private vehicles will not be a viable option and public transportation routes and schedules will be altered for efficiency and capacity purposes.

What to Consider When Planning Campus Transportation

University| March 30, 2015

BusOps spoke with consultant Bob Bourne of Bourne Transit Consulting LLC about some things colleges and universities should consider when building routes, as well as some of the issues they may experience when embarking on the process of creating a transportation network on campus.

Bus| October 15, 2014

Growing ridership, service keys to UTA success

By all indications, 2013 was quite a year for UTA, leading to the agency being named APTA’s 2014 Outstanding Public Transportation System for a transit agency providing 20 million or more passenger trips.
Bus| August 27, 2014

Study: Hillsborough must expand bus service before seeking rail grants

The study, which was conducted by AECOM, has reportedly dismayed advocates of a plan to put a tax-for-transportation referendum on an upcoming ballot, perhaps by 2016.
Management & Operations| September 3, 2013

Chicago RTA proposes merging agency planning depts.

Combined planners of the RTA, Chicago Transit Authority, Metra, Pace and the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning cost the region up to $20 million.
Bus| October 13, 2011

Conn. awards $5M for transit planning, development

Hartford is receiving $730,000 for site plan and development analysis and the creation of a public-private partnership to facilitate "transit-oriented development" around its downtown Union Station.
Bus| August 30, 2011

N.Y. MTA response to hurricane shows lessons learned

Service was up and running in time for the Monday morning commute. The agency planned days in advance, secured subways and buses, and de-energized the system. Actions taken were based on what staff learned from last year’s blizzard.
Bus| May 16, 2011

Wichita to hire advisor to gather transit feedback

Last year, University of Kansas urban planning graduate students prepared a regional plan for Wichita Transit, which recommends north-south, east-west grid routes spaced about every half-mile.
Motorcoach| May 11, 2010

If you have to ask, 'What do we do now?' it's way too late

Joseph Osterman is former NTSB managing director and currently president of J S Eastman Enterprises LLC.
Accessibility| March 15, 2010

Mineta Institute publishes emergency management handbook

Specific guidance and management techniques are provided to aid emergency planning staff to create DHS-compliant systems.

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