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JUL 2014

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Paul Mackie is communications director at Mobility Lab. Topic: Are fearful parents to blame for teens' uninspired transportation choices? 4 < m ETRO m AGAZINE JULY 2014 on the web News, blogs, videos, photo galleries, job postings and more… Keeping drivers from 'hire to retire' In his most recent blog, contributor Louie Maiello, a sr. consultant, transit & training simulation, L-3, discusses "Post Training" review programs and how they support a "Hire to Retire" commitment toward operator training and development. COMMENTS PHOTOS Heather Redfern is the public information manager for the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority. Topic: The dangers of 'distracted commuting' Jennifer Turchin is project manager for Sellen Sustainability, a Seattle- based consulting frm. Topic: 8 ways to make your transit facility more efcient Recently posted videos include the launch of the Boston-based pop-up transit bus service, Bridj. The company touts itself as the "world's frst smart transit system, which uses big data and luxury shuttles to adjust to your individual commuting needs." — MARY Great article! My new mantra will be "hire to retire." Too often those of us in transit that are involved in the new hire process think that if things do not work out with the new class of students that the solution is in cutting them loose and starting over. "Hire to retire" is a much better way of approaching the new hire situation. KEITH CHARLES EDWARDS — Treat your drivers [well]. Be a friend to them. Always ofer greater opportunities. Reward them periodically for good attendance and safety. CONTRIBUTORS VIDEOS To see photo galleries from some of our top stories, industry events and more, go to Featured bloggers: Become a contributing blogger. Email us at info@metro- T h i s c o u l d b e y o u FOLLOW US E-NEWS Visit to sign up for our Rail Transit e-newsletter. (If you have a video you'd like us to post, let us know at

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