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MERTO Magazine - June 2012

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In this Issue:

FEATURES

METRO Research
Top Rail Projects
New additions include streetcar projects in New Orleans, Cincinnati and Washington, D.C, totaling $400 million. True high-speed rail projects like California’s still fail to crack the list due to escalating costs.

Transit
A Closer Look at Rural Transit
Providing much-needed paratransit and access to jobs in often very remote areas, agencies in these regions struggle with many of the same challenges as small urbanized agencies.

Rail Transit
Alstom’s Light Rail Advances Ripe for North American Market
Guillaume Mehlman, Alstom’s president for North America, cities vehicle accessibility, increased speed and catenary-free capabilities developed for projects in the international-market as foreseeable friends in the U.S.
Rail Steadily Moving Toward Positive Train Control
While funding and technology integration remain key issues, some U.S. rail operators are looking to meet the 2015 Congressional deadline, including Southern California’s Metrolink.

Motorcoach
How to Generate Motorcoach Business Leads
Websites such as Bus Rates.com and charterbusconnect.com do most of the homework for you. Some operators are using their current customers as sources for new leads.

Equipment
Air Conditioning System Trends
New trends and developments are emerging in the industry as manufacturers work to meet the needs of transportation providers and their fleets.

DEPARTMENTS
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  • News
  • Five Questions
  • Between the Rails
  • On Paratransit
  • Innovation Showcase
  • Supplier Spotlight
  • People
  • Business Briefs
  • Products
  • Publisher’s Perspective
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