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NOV-DEC 2014

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2 < m ETRO m AGAZINE NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2014 CONTENTS Vol. 110 • No. 10 • November/December 2014 VP, Bus and Rail/Publisher Frank Di Giacomo General Manager James Blue 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 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 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 APTA EXPO: Wealth of Transit Tech, Tools and Talk in Houston Event standouts included a presentation by Secretary Anthony Foxx, who also toured the show foor and visited various exhibitors. By METRO Staff EQUIPMENT 18 APTA EXPO: Show Floor Highlights The triennial event featured more than 750 global exhibitors, 60-plus buses and two mockup railcars, as well as numerous technology debuts. By METRO Staff SPECIAL REPORT 24 Alternative Propulsion, Safety Big Focus at BusCon 2014 Held for the frst time in Indianapolis, this year's event featured several electric and new propane autogas vehicle debuts, while in the classroom, safety was a major focus, with sessions discussing technology integration and training. By Alex Roman EQUIPMENT 30 BusCon: Technology Showcase From vehicles to training materials and apps to securement solutions, see all the latest products from the BusCon show foor. By Alex Roman Cover image is of a 40-foot Xcelsior battery-electric bus by New Flyer. Inset photo of U.S. Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx on the APTA EXPO show foor by Alex Roman. METRO (ISSN 1098-0083) (USPS 343-700) is published Monthly except for July, August, by Bobit Business Media, 3520 Challenger Street, Torrance, Cali- fornia 90503-1640. Periodicals postage paid at Torrance, California 90503-1640 and additional mailing ofces. 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 efect. 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 frst issue. Bobit Business Media reserves the right to refuse non-qualifed subscriptions. Please address Editorial and Advertising correspondence to the Executive Ofces at 3520 Challenger Street, Torrance, 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 24: BusCon featured vehicle technology debuts, while safety and training were major themes. PAGE 18: See vehicles and other transit tech highlights from the EXPO show foor in Houston. PAGE 12: What happened at APTA EXPO after the ribbon was cut? DEPARTMENTS On the Web 4 News 6 Advertiser Index 34 People 38 Business Briefs 40 Supplier Spotlight 42 Classifed Ads 43 Publisher's Perspective 44 Photo credit: Tom Callins

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