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2 < m ETRO m AGAZINE SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2014 metro-magazine.com CONTENTS Vol. 110 • No. 8 • September/October 2014 VP, Bus and Rail/Publisher Frank Di Giacomo Associate Publisher Mark T. Hollenbeck Executive Editor Janna Starcic Managing Editor Alex Roman 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 www.metro-magazine.com E-MAIL info@metro-magazine.com A Bobit Business Media Publication Edward J. Bobit (Chairman, 1961-2014) 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 Donna_Stewart@cox.net 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. SPECIAL REPORT 12 Buy America: Why Fix What's Not Broken? Policymakers are calling for tougher Buy America procurement rules, which ignore how the marketplace works and could undermine employment opportunities these proposals seek to expand. By Cliff Henke METRO RESEARCH 25 METRO's Top 110 Bus Fleets 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. By Alex Roman SPECIAL REPORT 42 METRO's Most Infuential Whether it's providing billions for transportation initiatives or launching an innovative BRT project, the "Infuential" leaders on this list have worked to make public transportation better. By METRO Staff SPECIAL REPORT 57 Women in Transportation We highlight the careers and accomplishments of 10 women in the transportation industry. By METRO Staff EXECUTIVE DIALOGUE 78 Q&A: FTA's Therese McMillan Prior experience prepared her well for tackling transportation and transit issues on the national stage. By Janna Starcic TRANSIT 84 Bus Fires: Reducing the Risk SP Fire Research is leading the way for more effective fre suppression systems by establishing a certifcation process and test method for testing systems against threats and environmental conditions. By Frederik Rosén and Joseph Peoples MOTORCOACH 98 Motorcoach Operators, Public Transit Team to Offer Options Through P3s, both entities are able to service customers and diversify their businesses, while solving complicated transportation issues in the areas they serve. By Alex Roman APTA EXPO 104 EXPO Exhibitor Spotlight A quick guide, including contact info and QR codes for some of the companies that will be exhibiting at the APTA EXPO. Cover image by Ron Rennels. 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 84: How to reduce your bus fre risk. PAGE 78: Find out what's on Therese McMillan's mind. PAGE 12: New Buy America rules could undermine opportunities they seek to expand. DEPARTMENTS On the Web 4 News 6 Supplier Spotlight 122 Tech Report 126 Advertiser Index 128 Business Briefs 130 People 134 Products 136 Classifed Ads 137 Publisher's Perspective 138

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