METRO Magazine - September/October 2014

COVER STORY:

Buy America: Why Do Policymakers Keep Trying to Fix What's Not Broken?

By Cliff Henke

Policymakers are calling for tougher Buy America procurement rules, which largely ignore how the real marketplace works and could undermine the very employment opportunities that these proposals seek to expand.

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Buy America: Why Do Policymakers Keep Trying to Fix What's Not Broken?
Policymakers are calling for tougher Buy America procurement rules, which largely ignore how the real marketplace works and could undermine the very employment opportunities that these proposals seek to expand.

Exclusive: METRO's Most Influential People of the Decade
Whether it’s providing billions for transportation initiatives to shaping legislation, or launching an innovative bus rapid transit project, the “Influential” leaders on this list have worked to make public transportation better.

Tech Report: Increasing energy efficiency in transportation with ultracapacitors
Ultracapacitors are used in a variety of industries ranging from automotive, rail, truck and bus, amongst others.

Spotlight: Bentech meets range of public transit needs with specialized products
Bentech has worked with Bombardier to create aluminum attachment fittings for Toronto Transit Commission railcars being assembled at its Thunder Bay, Ontario plant and several transit agencies on driver's protection doors.

Motorcoach Operators, Public Transit Teaming to Offer More Options
Through public-private partnerships, both entities are able to service customers and diversify their businesses, while solving complicated transportation issues in the areas they serve.

Exclusive: Bus Fires- Best Practices for Reducing the Risk
SP Fire Research is leading the way for more effective fire suppression systems by establishing a certification process and test method for testing fire suppression systems against known fire threats and environmental conditions specific to bus engine environments.

Q&A: FTA Acting Administrator Therese McMillan
Prior experience working with the Metropolitan Transportation Commission in the San Francisco Bay Area prepared her well for tackling transportation and transit issues on the national stage.

2014 Women In Transportation: Sanja Zlatanic, PE
VP, Chief Tunnel Engineer HNTB Corp. New York City

2014 Women In Transportation: Vicki Woolridge
Government Affairs Manager South Florida Regional Transportation Authority Pompano Beach, Fla.

2014 Women In Transportation: Eve Williams
CEO/President Dikita Enterprises Dallas

2014 Women In Transportation: Mary Shaffer
Public Relations Broward County Transit Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

2014 Women In Transportation: Sallye Perrin
Sr. VP/Strategic Director, Public-Private Partnerships Parsons Brinckerhoff Baltimore

2014 Women In Transportation: Petra Mollet
Chief of Staff APTA Washington, D.C.

2014 Women In Transportation: Veronique Hakim
Executive Director New Jersey Transit Newark, N.J.

2014 Women In Transportation: Lynne Griffith
CEO Pierce Transit Lakewood, Wash.

2014 Women In Transportation: Gladys Gillis
CEO Starline Luxury Coaches Seattle

2014 Women In Transportation: Ann Dawson-August
Executive Director Birmingham-Jefferson County Transit Authority Birmingham, Ala.

2014 Transit Bus Fleet Survey: Top Fleets Taking Steps to Attract Growing Markets
With usage amongst millennials and Baby Boomers gaining popularity, many agencies are reporting measures to pull more of these segments onboard, including targeted marketing programs and increased technologies. Meanwhile, the amount of alternative-fueled vehicles has nearly doubled over the last 10 years.

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