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Copper wire thefts hinder rail services

Copper wire thefts hinder rail services

Metal scavengers have stolen copper wires from SEPTA's tracks. The agency is spending up to $500,000 yearly to repair and replace the damaged equipment.

June 15, 2012

Women in leadership share advice

Women in leadership share advice

We asked a few successful women in top positions in transportation to give advice to other women — and men — who are trying to move up in their careers. Here are their responses.

December 6, 2013

Light Rail Openings Boon to Ridership, Growth

Light Rail Openings Boon to Ridership, Growth

This past summer saw three new light rail lines open in Dallas, Portland, Ore. and Seattle. With significant community support each city had successful rollouts, greater ridership than originally anticipated and voters are asking for more.

November 10, 2009

Government Contracts Enhance Financial Footing

Government Contracts Enhance Financial Footing

With several types of federal, state and local work available, from university and airport shuttle services to transporting military recruits, firefighters or those in need of medical services, government contract work is coveted by many motorcoach companies and is often used as a way to supplement day-to-day business.

June 5, 2008

Valley Metro music video campaign educates, entertains riders

Valley Metro music video campaign educates, entertains riders

Valley Metro's online music video campaign, "Valley Metro Notes," consists of 11 songs from six local bands, showing in an entertaining way how to use the transit system. The campaign is geared toward high school, college students and older, with the caveat of not alienating any other demographic.

April 26, 2011

Bentech pilots driver’s door designs in N.J., N.Y.
Millennials weigh in on transit's future

Millennials weigh in on transit's future

Two of APTA’s Early Career Program participants discuss their experiences with transit and what the industry needs to do to replenish its workforce and draw young talent to its ranks.

December 6, 2013

Transit partners to offer first-, last-mile options

Transit partners to offer first-, last-mile options

In January, Portland, Ore.’s TriMet began offering another transportation option after creating a new joint program with car sharing company Zipcar Inc., while the Fort Worth Transportation Authority (The T) started a nonprofit, Fort Worth Bike Sharing, to make cycling an easy way for riders to fill in the gaps of a trip.

February 21, 2014

Minneapolis' Metro Brings Wind-Powered Rail Travel

Minneapolis' Metro Brings Wind-Powered Rail Travel

Metro Transit bought approximately 71,000 kilowatt hours of wind-generated electricity from energy supplier Xcel Energy’s Windsource program as part of an Earth Day event. This was just one of many components of its Go Greener initiative.

May 22, 2013

Transit to rescue city from ‘Carmageddon’

An absolute horror is about to descend on car-dependent Los Angeles: a 10-mile freeway shutdown. L.A. Public transit is stepping up its game to help Angelenos get around. Could this “car-tastophe” work out in public transit’s favor?

July 14, 2011

Transit Contractors Bring Efficiencies, Share Success Stories
Apps Helping to Enhance Riders' Experience

Apps Helping to Enhance Riders' Experience

For the increasing number of customers with smartphones and tablets, safety is enhanced. New features, such as mobile ticketing, crowd-sourced information and even shopping, further improve the ride.

May 22, 2013

Washington State enhances transit driver safety monitoring

Washington State enhances transit driver safety monitoring

If all 132 drivers become involved — including the 25 Dial-a-Ride, 60 vanpool and 47 bus drivers — the cost would be anywhere from $132 per month for the basic plan to $462 per month for the more detailed plan.

August 8, 2011

Utah creates Google Glass transit tracking app
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