METRO Magazine - May 2013

COVER STORY:

Denver RTD Generating Innovative Ideas to Fuel Expansion

By Janna Starcic, Executive Editor

Initiatives pursued include boosting sales tax revenue, maximizing assets and creating a pooled savings account, while leadership programs and partnerships have helped bolster its workforce.

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Denver RTD Generating Innovative Ideas to Fuel Expansion
Initiatives pursued include boosting sales tax revenue, maximizing assets and creating a pooled savings account, while leadership programs and partnerships have helped bolster its workforce.

Q&A with Denver RTD's Phillip A. Washington
Prior to Washington's transportation industry experience, he had a storied 24-year military career, retiring as a decorated active-duty U.S. Army soldier, having attained the rank of Command Sergeant Major.

Grand Central Terminal Endures as Transportation Icon
The “gateway to America” survived the threat of the wrecking ball, decline and disrepair, to emerge revitalized as a popular destination and lasting monument to New York City’s rebirth.

Pub Perspective: Congress must address MAP-21 bus problems
Both agencies and the supply side need to engage FTA officials and members of Congress to address ... upcoming bus-related issues.

New report IDs human service agency link to mobility
Easter Seals study calls for developing more information and technical assistance for mobility management.

How to Grow Your Senior Customer Base
Baby boomers are more independent and tech-savvy than their predecessors and want more meaningful experiences when they travel. Operators are using more technology to reach them and offering flexibility with customizable tours.

Partnerships, Subsidies Help Curb Paratransit Costs
While saving money is the primary driver, agency efforts are resulting in providing communities with better, more customer-focused services.

2013 Maintenance Survey: Shops Seeing Electrical Issues, Need for Training
METRO’s third annual survey finds that despite the growth in problems and lack of training, many agencies are not exploring a switch to all-electrical components. Revamped for 2013, the survey also includes information on fleet size and propulsion most often maintained, as well as amount of training and sources used to deliver that much needed education.

5 Questions: MCI's Patrick Scully
Began his career in the bus business when he joined Ontario Bus Industries, later acquired by Daimler Buses, as a sales representative in its service parts department. Was recently named as MCI's new executive VP, sales and marketing.

Wulkan donates $50K to APTA Foundation
New scholarship will be known as the American Public Transportation Foundation (APTF) Business Member/Janie Wulkan Memorial Scholarship, in honor of his wife who died last summer.

Tailored services take fans out to the ballpark
L.A. Metro is offering its Dodgers Stadium Express bus service for free to ticket holders, while Minneapolis’ Metro Transit brought fans to Target Field for the third year.

Transit agencies partner to prevent sexual assault
Teaming with advocacy groups to empower riders to stop sexual assault and harassment, using new campaigns and communication tools.

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