METRO Magazine - August 2013

COVER STORY:

Temsa Vehicles Bring Smoother, Quieter Rides to U.S. Market

Nicole Schlosser, Senior Editor

CH Bus Sales, the exclusive distributor of the Turkish vehicle manufacturer’s 30-foot and 35-foot models, is helping to accommodate the trend toward smaller charter and tour groups.

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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 helping to accommodate the trend toward smaller charter and tour groups.

Safety for Operators and Pedestrians
Operators can help make the streets safe for all by being more aware of pedestrians and proceeding with caution.

Not the Usual Suspects: Transit Expands Its List of Partners
As funding from state and federal agencies continues to be more difficult to secure, local transit systems have found a variety of new partners that not only help pay for new hours of service, but can also provide opportunities for transit agencies to restructure service in parts of the community.

Today's Transit Shelters Include Modern Trends, Traditional Looks
Some new products being incorporated into designs are security cameras and two-way audio, as well as improvement in custom branding glass and LED illuminations.

Enhancing Paratransit Operator Customer Service Skills
Providing good customer service in a paratransit environment is about understanding and respecting people with disabilities as people and customers first. Bringing in the customer’s perspective by including customers with disabilities on panels or advisory boards is a recommended practice.

5 Keys to Attracting, Hiring and Retaining Quality Motorcoach Drivers
With the market picking up and the current workforce aging, many operators are looking to fill several positions at a time. Knowing the type of people you want to attract and having a thorough interview process are keys to landing the right candidate.

Q&A With Metro Transit GM Brian Lamb
Was named GM of Metro Transit in 2004. Today, Lamb oversees a bus and rail system with nearly 2,800 employees who operate two rail lines and nearly 900 buses on 125 routes.

Light Rail Ridership Growth Spurs Minneapolis' Metro Transit to Expand Services
The agency is set to move forward with several projects, including the recently opened BRT system, an 11-mile light rail system set to launch in mid-2014, and an ambitious decade-long project that will convert Metro’s highest ridership bus routes into rapid bus service corridors.

San Francisco Proposal Allows Muni, Private Carriers to Share Stops
By creating a pre-approved network of shared bus stops, SFMTA would be allowed to prevent private carriers from using Muni stops that have high frequencies, as well as those that are simply not long enough to share without creating additional traffic congestion.

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