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SEP-OCT 2014

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Page 7 of 143 News, blogs, videos, photo galleries, job postings and more… 4 < m ETRO m AGAZINE SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2014 on the web CONTRIBUTORS Become a contributing blogger. Email us at info@metro- Featured bloggers: T h i s c o u l d b e y o u FOLLOW US Photo courtesy Kohn Pederson Fox Associates — RICK RYBECK ...User fees cannot (and should not) be relied upon to provide all the funding necessary to keep transit operations going. After all, non-riders benefit from transit. D r i v e r s b e n e f i t f r o m r e d u c e d r o a d congestion. Everyone benefts from cleaner air. But, there's another group of benefciaries who aren't paying their fair share. People who own land near transit stations might never ride a transit vehicle, but they typically receive large windfalls in terms of higher land values. Yet most communities recapture 1% to 2% of this value through t h e i r p r o p e r t y t a x . " Va l u e c a p t u r e " mechanisms have been proven efective in helping to make transit financially self- sufcient in Hong Kong and other locations . Recently posted photo galleries include renderings from a proposed $200 million upgrade to New York's Grand Central Terminal. To see additional images from the ambitious project, as well as "before" and "after" visuals of the plan, go to Idea for smarter transit fares is a winner Contributor Paul Mackie, communications director at Mobility Lab, submitted a blog written by Paul Goddin that discussed innovative ideas generated from a George Mason University transportation conference and competition, with the winning concept based on fne-tuning fare pricing structures. PHOTOS COMMENTS Recent video postings include an overview of the 2014 BusCon Expo, which took place in Indianapolis in mid-September. VIDEOS (If you have video you'd like us to post, let us know at News, blogs, videos, photo galleries, job postings and more… Joyce Rose is president/CEO of Operation Lifesaver Inc. Topic: How Operation Lifesaver can help your transit system's safety program Heather Redfern is the press relations ofcer for the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority. Topic: Selling naming rights helps transit stay in the game Louie Maiello is sr. consultant, transit & training simulation, L-3. Topic: How 'safety blitzes' help test operators for compliance E-NEWS Visit to sign up for our Transit Accessibility e-newsletter. To read postings from our other contributing bloggers and to submit your comments, go to To read postings from our other contributing

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