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September 18, 2014
Green tech major feature at BusCon 2014

At least six electric vehicles, ranging from passenger vans to cutaway buses to a mid-sized transit bus and a trolley bus, were featured both on the show floor and at a special ride along held in conjunction with the show.



Video: BusCon 2014 in Indianapolis Review

What a great week it has been at the BusCon 2014 show in Indianapolis, Indiana! With over 70 vehicles on the floor, BusCon is the largest bus show in North America. BusCon is presented by METRO and LCT magazines.



Cars Will Cook the Planet Absent Shift to Public Transportation

If the world's cities focused their investments on expanding public transportation, walking and cycling, they could save more than $100 trillion in public and private capital and urban transportation operating costs between now and 2050, according to a new report.



6 fleets receive eco award at BusCon for propane usage

PERC presented the “Top User of Clean-Burning Propane Autogas” awards to attending representatives at a ceremony Wednesday morning at Indiana Convention Center. The fleets were individually recognized for recent adoptions of propane-autogas-powered vehicles.



Keolis Commuter Services cleaning program improves stations, railcars

The train-cleaning program has involved more than 100 people working over 8,000 hours scrubbing over 1 million square feet of equipment as Keolis aims to clean all 422 commuter rail passenger cars. Seats have been thoroughly wiped down, the stainless steel doors and windows shined, vents cleared of grime, and floor thoroughly mopped.


New report reveals what Americans want from public transit

Riders of all ages and in all regions place the greatest value on factors like travel time, proximity, cost, and reliability above safety, frequency, and perks like Wi-Fi when choosing whether or not to take public transportation.


Selling Naming Rights Helps Transit Stay in the Game

Across the country, limited capital budgets are forcing transit agencies to find creative ways generate revenue to address their perpetually growing list of needs. Every dollar counts. Selling naming rights for properties (and routes, like Cleveland’s HealthLine) is one option for generating new income. In Philadelphia, SEPTA just announced its second station renaming — Jefferson Station, which serves SEPTA’s Regional (commuter) Rail in downtown Philadelphia.


Mobile app replaces subway ads with art

Once the app is running, simply pointing your device at any of the 100 most widely circulating subway platform advertisements will cause the device to overlay curated digital art content, creating an augmented experience that blocks unwanted advertising.


Gondola linking Brooklyn and Manhattan proposed

Plan estimates the gondola would transport 5,000 people per hour in both directions and says it could move commuters from Brooklyn to Manhattan in less than four minutes, with each phase costing between $75 million and $125 million.

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Selling Naming Rights Helps Transit Stay in the Game

Across the country, limited capital budgets are forcing transit agencies to find creative ways generate revenue to address their perpetually growing list of needs. Every dollar counts. Selling naming rights for properties (and routes, like Cleveland’s HealthLine) is one option for generating new income. In Philadelphia, SEPTA just announced its second station renaming — Jefferson Station, which serves SEPTA’s Regional (commuter) Rail in downtown Philadelphia.

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Louie Maiello
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Learn how to create a comprehensive driver training program

This year I’ve been given the opportunity to present a session with my colleague, Steve Mentzer. Our session will take place on Tuesday morning, Sept. 14 at 8:30 a.m. and is entitled: “Creating a Driver Training Program from Start to Finish.” This discussion will appeal to those of you seeking to create an end-to-end driver training program utilizing an array of resources to bridge all learning modalities.

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