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August 2019 Issue

Maintenance Forum to Focus on Safety, Technology

Alex Roman, Managing Editor

The show returns in conjunction with BusCon 2019 at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianpolis from Sept. 23 to 25.

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Maintenance Forum to Focus on Safety, Technology
Bus| August 13, 2019

Maintenance Forum to Focus on Safety, Technology

The show returns in conjunction with BusCon 2019 at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianpolis from Sept. 23 to 25.

Addressing Health, Wellness Critical for Driver Workforce
Security and Safety | August 13, 2019

Addressing Health, Wellness Critical for Driver Workforce

It’s never been easy to stay fit or healthy on the road, but it’s no longer possible to ignore the impact on the health of those behind the wheel.

From mobile apps to microtransit, MetroLINK charges ahead
Zero Emissions| July 30, 2019

From mobile apps to microtransit, MetroLINK charges ahead

The Rock Island County, Ill.-based transit agency continues to explore ways to better serve its communities.

Micro Bird Looks Toward the Future with its Commercial Line
Shuttle| August 15, 2019

Micro Bird Looks Toward the Future with its Commercial Line

The company’s commercial manager James Mansell explains how the company stays ahead of the curve by creating purposeful and innovative vehicles.  

BusCon 2019 to showcase tech, mobility, and more
Bus| August 12, 2019

BusCon 2019 to showcase tech, mobility, and more

The show returns to the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis Sept. 23 to 25.

The Benefits and Pitfalls of Serving Multiple Missions
Management & Operations| August 12, 2019

The Benefits and Pitfalls of Serving Multiple Missions

GM James Blue discusses issues agencies face when trying to serve ridership with "quality" services. 

Q&A with Proterra CEO Ryan Popple
Zero Emissions| August 8, 2019

Q&A with Proterra CEO Ryan Popple

Talks growth of the battery-electric bus industry, the electrification of small fleets, and if suppliers will be prepared for sales boost.

Rail Service Planning, Prep for High-Profile Events
Security and Safety | August 7, 2019

Rail Service Planning, Prep for High-Profile Events

The service plan is only successful if all departments collaborate early and often in meetings, table tops, and live dry runs to fine-tune it.

Rock Region METRO exec. dir. talks transit, community service
Management & Operations| August 5, 2019

Rock Region METRO exec. dir. talks transit, community service

Charles D. Frazier joined the North Little Rock, Ark.-based agency in June 2018.

Committee creates value for small, disadvantaged business in transit
Management & Operations| July 31, 2019

Committee creates value for small, disadvantaged business in transit

Jose Bustamante, chair of APTA's Small Business Committee, discuses his role, and how he is trying to help businesses succeed.

Retrofitting Garages for Zero-Emissions Buses
Zero Emissions| July 29, 2019

Retrofitting Garages for Zero-Emissions Buses

Existing maintenance garages can be retrofit to handle electrics, but the infrastructure upgrades required can be significant.

What happens after you sell your motorcoach business?
Motorcoach| July 16, 2019

What happens after you sell your motorcoach business?

Most people immediately focus on how much they can put in their pocket so they often miss out on how they might improve their financial position after the sale.

OCTA's microtransit fills customer need to help boost ridership
Mobility| June 27, 2019

OCTA's microtransit fills customer need to help boost ridership

OC Flex provides on-demand service that takes passengers curb-to-curb within two designated zones.

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