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METRO Magazine - November/December 2013

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Electric Vehicles Charge Up the Show Floor at BusCon 2013

Alex Roman, Managing Editor

More than 145 exhibitors showcased products and 64 vehicles were on display, including an unprecedented four electric vehicles. Safety and paratransit were major topics of focus in the educational sessions, which featured an expanded program this year.

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METRO Magazine - September/October 2013

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2013 Top 100 Transit Bus Fleets: Innovate with Tech, Green Vehicles

Alex Roman, Managing Editor

Alternatively-propelled vehicles total 16,434 and make up 25% of the fleet totals reported for 2013, with natural gas leading the way.

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METRO Magazine - August 2013

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Temsa Vehicles Bring Smoother, Quieter Rides to U.S. Market

Nicole Schlosser, Senior Editor

CH Bus Sales, the exclusive distributor of the Turkish vehicle manufacturer’s 30-foot and 35-foot models, is helping to accommodate the trend toward smaller charter and tour groups.

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METRO Magazine - July 2013

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2013 Consultant Roundtable: 8 Top Execs Talk Transit Trends

Alex Roman, Managing Editor

Many are calling for the next transportation authorization bill to include increased funding and a clear vision for how public transit will help be a part of the solution for the impending population boom in the coming years.

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METRO Magazine - June 2013

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SunRail Service to Transform Florida's Commuter Culture

By Janna Starcic, Executive Editor

The $1 billion, 61.5-mile system, being built by the Florida DOT, will utilize an existing rail corridor. The 32-mile first phase will serve 12 stations and link DeBary, to Sand Lake Road, just south of Orlando. Service is expected to begin in 2014.

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METRO Magazine - May 2013

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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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METRO Magazine - April 2013

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San Antonio's BRT Service Offers Fast, Comfortable Transport

By Jay Srinivasan

Distinctive service features include modern, stylized 60-foot buses built by North American Bus Industries, which are powered by compressed natural gas and carry up to 90 passengers.

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METRO Magazine - February/March 2013

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Proterra to Power S.C. town

By Nicole Schlosser, Senior Editor

The bus manufacturer is helping the City of Seneca reach its goal of having an all-electric bus fleet by the summer. The city partnered with nearby Clemson Area Transit to obtain a grant to fund the four vehicles and charging infrastructure.

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METRO Magazine - January 2013

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2013 Motorcoach Top 50 Expand Fleets, Training

By Nicole Schlosser, Senior Editor

Business was up in 2012 for the majority of respondents. While FirstGroup America and Coach USA still hold the top two spots, Horizon jumps up to number three.

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METRO Magazine - November/December 2012

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Health Care's Fraying Safety Net Impacting Paratransit, NEMT Transportation

By Nicole Schlosser, Senior Editor

Paratransit and NEMT are being overwhelmed with an uptick in Medicaid-eligible riders. If implemented, the Affordable Care Act will make the influx even higher. Operators are facing changes in how they are funded and deliver transportation. They say they need to work more closely with partners to cope.

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METRO Magazine - September/October 2012

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Top 100 Bus Fleets: Meeting Demand, Challenges

By Alex Roman, Managing Editor

Implementing a fuel transition program and buying used buses are some tactics this year’s respondents are turning to.

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METRO Magazine - August 2012

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Paratransit Survey: Customer Service a Growing Concern

By Nicole Schlosser, Senior Editor

Survey showed demand down slightly from last year, but still high, with nearly two-thirds seeing an increase. More operators reported customer expectations and behavior as hurdles to providing good service. Scheduling software comes in handy and travel training saw a slight bump.

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