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What You Need to Know About Passenger Wi-FI

Internet connectivity is expected everywhere as people are increasingly becoming more and more used to being connected wherever they are. The latest figures from Ericsson show global mobile data consumption has increased by 55% over the past 12 months. As the demand for Wi-Fi services on public or private transportation systems continues to grow, it’s important for operators to consider essential elements, including equipment, bandwidth and future integration, before equipping their fleets.

Transit Systems: Allowing and optimizing advertising programs

Transit systems are facing shrinking budgets and rising costs. Many are looking for different ways to raise revenue. An option is either to create or optimize revenue from an advertising program (allowing interior, exterior, shelter or transit book advertising).

Hazard Analysis: The Practice of Using Cell Phones While Operating a Transit Vehicle

The purpose of this white paper is to analyze the hazard of cell phone use while operating a transit vehicle, by examining system safety principles, available information in the public domain, recent transit incidents and policies. By Michael J. Conlon, Director of Rail and Bus Safety, Metro Transit.

Performance Beyond Words: Are Employees Most Important?

This paper will focus on the creation of a strategic intent that involves our employees and how the words alone don't solve our industry's people and performance initiatives. Moreover, it will demonstrate that the motivational elements our transit industry must endure - are directly in front of us - namely our workers.

Growing Customers by Growing Employees

Growing customers can be an exciting adventure. So often, we don't think about the approaches to good customer programs that enhance our business. We also don't think hard enough about the value of growing our workforce too - which results in customer growth. However, timing in our industry couldn't be better to make this effort a priority and make our customers more aware of the benefits of public transportation.

Making a World-Class Transit System a Reality

Leaders in the transportation industry have long recognized that success depends on how well one can communicate their vision into a reality. Managing a multi-million dollar public transit operation is a serious venture. Many leaders underestimate the importance of designing an organization's future. Detailed planning and seamless communication is essential to reaching a vision. Having a goal to be world-class is hard work.

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