METRO Magazine - June/July 2015

COVER STORY: * SPECIAL REPORT: Consultants Debate * Top Rail Projects *

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SPECIAL REPORT: Consultants Roundtable 2015
With nothing but short-term extensions predicted for the immediate future, the consultant industry stresses the need to find a long-term funding mechanism, while also looking at states and localities to play more of a role in financing capital projects.

2015 Top Rail Projects
New York City Transit tops this year's list with $16.5 billion, while several projects, including the Second Avenue Subway and Sound Transit's University Link, hit major milestones.  Meanwhile streetcars continue to make an impact, with one from 2014 successfully launching and three more set to open in the next year or two.

Alstom's Innovative Tram Tech Crosses the Desert
The six-mile tramway, with 11 vehicles and 11 stations, provides a vital link to mobilizing the fast-growing urban oasis in the United Arab Emirates.

Contractor's Leverage Tech for 'Smart' Operations
Four executives explain how they work to balance the reality of limited transit budgets with increasing customer service requirements and adapting to growing paratransit service demand.

Are Increased Motorcoach Inspections Missing the Point?

While the feds' efforts to clean up the perception of the industry has been effective, many in the industry are alarmed with the increased inspections and how they are being used to create a score that is viewable by the public.


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METRO Magazine - June/July 2015