METRO Magazine - July 2014

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Consultant Roundtable: Leading the Charge to Capitalize on New Transportation Mindset

Alex Roman, Managing Editor

Nine industry experts weigh in on key transportation topics. Whether it is maintaining and growing ridership on public transportation or taking advantage of new project delivery methods, many believe it is important to embrace today’s more modern approach to living, working and playing.

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Consultant Roundtable: Leading the Charge to Capitalize on New Transportation Mindset
Nine industry experts weigh in on key transportation topics. Whether it is maintaining and growing ridership on public transportation or taking advantage of new project delivery methods, many believe it is important to embrace today’s more modern approach to living, working and playing.

Pub Perspective: Too much reliance on consultants?
Many times, agencies feel they need to hire the least expensive consult team to help guard taxpayer money. My consultant contacts tell me this approach may violate state and federal laws.

A/C Trends: Rooftop Systems Impacting the Marketplace
Manufacturers continue to examine industry trends and requirements to provide the latest green, lightweight and efficient rooftop units in response to customer demand.

How Contractors are Providing Solutions for Transit’s Challenges
Whether reallocating fleet assignments or revamping an organization’s safety culture, private contractors are tapping innovative technologies and programs to create solutions for the challenges faced by today’s public transit systems.

Following string of incidents, FRA 45-day Metra investigation to focus on safety
Set to focus on Metra’s program of operational tests and inspections for all its operating crews, with special emphasis on training, qualification and testing of locomotive engineers.

Practicum focuses on innovative funding, financing solutions
The event was hosted by APTA and CUTA and held prior to APTA’s Rail Conference in Montreal in mid-June.

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