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METRO Magazine - August 2013

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In this Issue:

FEATURES

Metro Research
Paratransit Survey: Operators Grapple with Funding, Retention
Forty percent cite these factors as their top obstacles. Meanwhile, ridership continues rising for two-thirds of those surveyed.

Motorcoach
Temsa Vehicles Bring Smoother, Quieter Rides to U.S. Market
CH Bus Sales, the exclusive distributor of the Turkish vehicle manufacturer’s 30-foot and 35-foot models, is accommodating the trend toward smaller charter and tour groups.

Rail Transit
Ridership Growth Spurs Twin City’s Transit to Expand Services
Projects include the recently opened BRT system, an 11-mile light rail system, and an ambitious decade-long project that will convert Metro’s highest ridership bus routes into rapid bus service corridors.

Motorcoach
Keys to Attracting, Hiring and Retaining Motorcoach Drivers
Knowing the type of people you want to attract and having a thorough interview process are key to landing the right candidates.

Paratransit
Training Paratransit Operators
Customer service training and getting feedback from people with disabilities are recommended for providing these critical services.

Equipment
Modern Shelter Designs
New products being incorporated into designs are security cameras and two-way audio, as well as improvement in custom branding glass and LED illuminations.

Supplement
Bus Management Supplement
Includes a comprehensive bus showcase, with photos, specs and descriptions of small, medium-sized and large buses and a preview of BusCon 2013 in Chicago.

DEPARTMENTS
  • On the Web
  • News
  • Point of Departure
  • Transit Business
  • On Paratransit
  • Business Briefs
  • New Products
  • Industry Events
  • People
  • Publisher’s Perspective
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