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METRO Magazine - August 2012

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In this Issue:

FEATURES

Special Report
Public Transportation Bill
In July, Congress passed a new two-year bill - MAP-21. Highlights include an expanded TIFIA program as well as streamlined new Starts and project delivery processes.

Metro Research
Paratransit Survey
Service demand down slightly from last year, but still high, with nearly two-thirds seeing an increase. More operators reported customer expectations and behavior as hurdles to providing good service.

Rail Transit
Rail Security Technologies
San Francisco Muni is installing software that will allow its video surveillance systems to monitor and track atypical behaviors to help bolster security.
Design-Build Creates Station Links
Commuters from the new Rhode Island multimodal facility can now reach Providence in 35 minutes and Boston in less than two hours.

Motorcoach
Motorcoach Express Service
Capitalizing on tech-savvy consumers who are looking to stretch their dollar and take advantage of added value, quicker trip times and online ticketing, express services have continued to expand their services.

Transit
University Partnerships
Constant communication, offering unlimited access and focusing on service instead of governance structure are touted as factors in successful systems.

Equipment
Digital Signage Trends
As technology evolves even mire quickly, companies look into the future for ways to develop better products, such as infotainment systems and information kiosks to better serve their customers.

Supplement
Bus Management Supplement
Includes a comprehensive bus showcase, with photos. specs and description of small, medium-sized and large buses, and a preview of BusCon 2012 in Chicago

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