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JUL 2014

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SPECIAL REPORT 12 Consultant Roundtable 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. By Alex Roman TRANSIT 24 Contractors: Provide Solutions for Transit's Challenges Whether reallocating feet assignments or revamping an organization's safety culture, private contractors are tapping innovative technologies and programs to meet public transit's challenges. By Janna Starcic EQUIPMENT 28 A/C Trends: Rooftop Systems Impacting the Marketplace Manufacturers continue to examine industry trends and requirements to provide the latest green, lightweight and effcient rooftop units in response to customer demand. By Kelsey Nolan 2 < mETRO mAGAZINE JULY 2014 CONTENTS Vol. 110 • No. 6 • July 2014 VP, Bus and Rail/Publisher Frank Di Giacomo Associate Publisher Mark T. Hollenbeck Executive Editor Janna Starcic Managing Editor Alex Roman Assistant Editor Kelsey Nolan Production Manager Lori Branch Senior Production Manager Sarah Paredes Art Director Yuda Chen EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD Joseph A. Calabrese CEO, Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority, Cleveland Joseph Casey GM, Southeastern Pennsylvania Transporta- tion Authority, Philadelphia Rod Diridon executive director, Mineta Transportation Institute, San Jose, Calif. Clif Henke senior analyst, Parsons Brinckerhof, Los Angeles Halsey King president, Halsey King & Associates Inc., Carlsbad, Calif. Dan Reichard retired, board member, Central Ohio Transit Authority, Columbus, Ohio Robert J. Schwarz executive vice president of communications, Peter Pan-Trailways Bus Lines Inc., Springfeld, Mass. WEBSITE E-MAIL A Bobit Business Media Publication Chairman Edward J. Bobit President & CEO Ty Bobit VP/Chief Operating Ofcer Cyndy Drummey Chief Financial Ofcer Richard E. Johnson BUSINESS & EDITORIAL OFFICES 3520 Challenger St., Torrance, CA 90503 FAX: (310) 533-2512 SUBSCRIPTION INQUIRIES U.S., Canada, Puerto Rico (888) 239-2455 CLASSIFIED AD SALES Donna Stewart (405) 260-1678 FAX: (405) 260-1684 BILLING Tess Dela Rosa (310) 533-2562 NORTH AMERICA SALES Frank Di Giacomo, VP, Bus and Rail/Publisher 49 S. Maple Ave., Marlton, NJ 08053 (856) 596-0999 FAX: (856) 596-0168 Mark T. Hollenbeck, Associate Publisher 3115 NE McDonald Lane McMinnville, OR 97128 (503) 472-8200 FAX: (503) 472-8228 Produced in U.S.A. The magazine serving bus and rail transit & motorcoach operations since 1904 Cover rendering of San Francisco Central Subway Chinatown Station by © SFMTA |Designer: Central Subway Design Group JV METRO (ISSN 1098-0083) (USPS 343-700) is published Monthly except for July, Dec, by Bobit Business Media, 3520 Challenger Street, Torrance, California 90503-1640. Periodicals postage paid at Torrance, California 90503-1640 and additional mailing offices. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to Metro, P.O. Box 1068 Skokie, IL 60076-8068. Please allow 6 to 8 weeks for address changes to take effect. Subscription Prices - United States $40 per year; Canada $60 per year; Foreign $100 per year. Single copy price - $8; Fact Book - $25. Please allow 6 to 8 weeks to receive your first issue. Bobit Business Media reserves the right to refuse non-qualified subscriptions. Please address Editorial and Advertising correspondence to the Executive Offices at 3520 Challenger Street, Tor- rance, California 90503-1640. The contents of this publication may not be reproduced either in whole or in part without consent of Bobit Business Media. All statements made, although based on information believed to be reliable and accurate, cannot be guaranteed and no fault or liability can be accepted for error or omission. FEATURES PAGE 28: What's new in air conditioning? PAGE 22: Find out how private contractors are fxing transit. PAGE 12: Consultants discuss how millennials are impacting public transportation. DEPARTMENTS On the Web 4 News 6 Advertiser Index 34 Business Briefs 38 People 40 New Products 42 Classifed Ads 43 Pub Page 44

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