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SEP-OCT 2014

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Drivers are integral to the success of your fleet. So, what can you do to develop and maintain a fleet of safe, qualified drivers? With the DriveCam powered by Lytx tm Program, you can protect your drivers' lives with continuous improvement and protect their careers from wrongful claims. You can provide focused training and coaching to enhance your drivers' skills. And you can identify your good drivers for recognition and reward. Let us help you protect, respect and retain your drivers. I'm a professional. What professional doesn't want to improve? The DriveCam Program continues to make me better." It's tough out there. People don't pay attention and always blame the bus driver. It's nice to know the DriveCam Program is there to protect me." © 2014 Lytx, Inc. All rights reserved 866.419.5861 Mention Code: Metro Lytx; DriveCam powered by Lytx; Lytx Engine; Lytx Insights; Sense, Predict, Prevent; and Delivering Insights. Driving Results. are trademarks of Lytx, Inc. DriveCam, DriveCam Online and RAIR are registered trademarks of Lytx, Inc. " " " I didn't realize how unsafe of a driver I was until I saw it. I don't know if I'd still have my job if it weren't for the DriveCam Program." 81 SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2014 m ETRO m AGAZINE > HOW DO THESE PRIORITIES SPECIFICALLY HELP WORKING FAMILIES TO JOIN OR PARTICIPATE IN THE MIDDLE CLASS AND ACCESS JOBS AND OPPORTUNITIES IN THEIR COMMUNITIES? President Obama and Secretary Foxx have spoken passionately and persua- sively about the need to create 'ladders of opportunity.' Public transit, in many ways, is tailor-made to provide these 'lad- ders' to help people climb toward more economic security and social stability, provide for their families and achieve a better quality of life. Many individuals in underserved communities depend on public transit services to access jobs, education, health care and other basic needs like groceries. Our goal is to make sure that transit services across the coun- try are safe, reliable and afordable, and meet the needs of the riding public. HOW DO THESE PRIORITIES REFLECT SECRETARY FOXX'S 'NATIONAL VISION FOR TRANSPORTATION'? Public transit is a key element of a na- tional, multimodal network that must effectively provide a range of transpor- tation options to move the American public and the goods and services they use. DOT's TIGER program, for exam- ple, initiated under the Obama Admin- istration, recognizes that we must look beyond siloed investment programs to those that support transformation, multi- modal and multi-jurisdictional projects. Since 2009, Congress has dedicated more than $4.1 billion for six rounds of TIGER grants to fund projects that have a signif- icant impact on the nation, a region or a metropolitan area. Te latest round of grants will help build new bus rapid tran- sit lines and streetcar projects from Oma- ha, [Neb.] to Providence, [R.I.]. But be- yond that, TIGER is funding projects that truly reflect a national vision for trans- portation, such as the 'Vision Zero' proj- ect to bolster New York City's multi-agen- cy plan to reduce traffic-related deaths and injuries by redesigning intersections near schools, create safer pedestrian ac- cess to transit and fll a major gap in the city's protected bicycle lane network that will connect lower-income communities to industrial zones.

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