METRO Magazine - August 2014

COVER STORY:

Sonoma County Strengthens Commitment to CNG with New Fleet

By Janna Starcic

With intercity routes forming the core of the agency's route network, the new fleet features high-back reclining seats and Wi-Fi.

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Sonoma County Strengthens Commitment to CNG with New Fleet
With intercity routes forming the core of the agency's route network, the new fleet features high-back reclining seats and Wi-Fi.

For Transit Operators: Facts About Epilepsy and Seizures
Approximately one in 26 Americans will develop epilepsy at some point in their lives, and as a result, may not be able to drive.

What You Need to Know Before Financing a Vehicle
Buyer's remorse is a term that should not be in an operator's vocabulary. While making a sound decision on which vehicle to purchase is huge for an operation, the process of financing that vehicle can be incredibly stressful for the operator.

Fleet Solutions: Tips for Designing a CNG Fueling Station
You've made the decision to transition to compressed natural gas (CNG) for your vehicle fleet - understanding CNG station options is your next step.

Accessibility, Mobility and Philanthropy are the Spirit of ARBOC
Since 2008, ARBOC Specialty Vehicles has created an entirely new market by creating low-floor small cutaway buses and allowing accessibility for everyone.

BYD Passes Altoona Testing, Set to Make Big Leap Into the Market
As transit agencies continue to look at ways to both improve their environmental footprint and save money, the interest in all-electric buses has steadily increased.

Rail Projects Find Ways to Cope with Scarce Federal Dollars
Despite record levels of funding, demand for rail transit investment continues to outstrip available funding. Here is how several cities are finding ways to fill the gap.

N.C. Transit Agency Bans So-Called 'Saggy Pants' on Buses
Recently, the N.C.-based City of Greensboro Transit Authority (GTA) adopted a new rule that calls for people who wear so-called “saggy pants” to pull them up or risk being barred from riding the system.

2014 Paratransit Survey: Ridership Sees Steady Increase, Travel Training on the Rise
Sixty-six percent of operators cited an increase in rides delivered, with an average of 13% reported. More than one-half tap travel training programs to help alleviate demand on fixed-route, while only 16% use taxis to supplement fleets.

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