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METRO Magazine - July 2013

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In this Issue:

FEATURES

Special Report
Consultant Roundtable
Many are calling for the next transportation authorization bill to include increased funding and a clear vision for how public transit will be a part of the solution for the impending population boom.

Consultant
Consultant Achievements
Highlights a sampling of consultant firms’ transit projects with description of how they provide support and expertise. Includes detailed project information.

Rail Transit
High-Speed Rail Reaches a Crossroads
While projects continue to make improvements to increase speeds in key corridors, the initial federal programs put in place to fund projects are drying up, making the key question – what’s next?

Transit
Contractors Bring Efficiencies, Share Success
Discussing projects ranging from university to paratransit to streetcar services, prominent players in the field customize services, use partnership models and make operations more sustainable.

Motorcoach
5 Ways to Lower Motorcoach Insurance Premiums
How much money an operator can save depends on how they manage risk and improve their hiring and training practices.

Transit
Focusing on Day-to-Day Transit Security Part of Strategy to Mitigate Larger Threats
Transit security police forces are employing technology, high-visibility patrols and communication tools to harden their systems.

Transit
Developing a Successful Transit Facility Project
The final installment of the two-part series will focus on two significant decisions: selecting a contracting method and choosing an ideal design team.

Equipment
Vehicle Wash Systems
Manufacturers discuss their latest bus and rail washing systems and factors to consider before you make a purchase, including lifecycle costs, maintenance, sustainability and budget.

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