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METRO Magazine - April 2013
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In this Issue:
BRT Survey: Coordination Construction Top Challenges
While many operators cited receiving plenty of political and community support, they reported contending with difficulties in coordination with other jurisdictions, Department of Transportation, transit agencies and city staff.
Hydrogen Fuel Cells Gather Steam as Viable Fleet Option
U.S. transit systems testing the technology see economical benefits. Conversion to other alternative fuels continues growth.
Alternative Project Delivery Opens Doors to Innovation
Although it is slow to take off in the U.S., there are plenty of possible benefits that could be derived through public-private partnerships, design-build and more. Experts are quick to point out, however, that is not a magic bullet.
San Antonio’s BRT Service Fast, Comfortable Transport
Distinctive service features include modern, stylized 60-foot buses built by North American Bus Industries, which carry up to 90 passengers, powered by CNG.
4 Tips to Track, Increase Coach Quote-to-Close Ratios
Operators share practices crucial to boosting sales, including the use of data management software, engaging the customer and providing quick responses.
Next-Generation Seating Employs Economical Advances
Looking to increased sustainability manufacturers are focusing on preserving the lifespan of vehicle seats while reducing weight and adding features to increase flexibility and safety.
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