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PEOPLE & PLACES
USDOT awards more than $233
million in grants to upgrade
intercity passenger rail service
▶ More than $233 million was awarded
to 11 projects in eight states by the
U.S. Department of Transportation to
improve and modernize vital intercity
passenger rail service. Funded by the
Federal-State Partnership for State of
Good Repair Program (Partnership
Program), these investments will help
replace bridges and tunnels along the
Northeast Corridor in New York, New
Jersey, Maryland and Connecticut,
each of which is more than 100-years
old. Additional funds will increase the
safety, reliability and sustainability of
rail infrastructure in California, Michigan
and Massachusetts and make
needed improvements to the busiest
train station in the Midwest: Chicago
Union Station. Administered by the
Federal Railroad Administration, the
Partnership Program is essential to
revitalizing rail assets and bringing
railroad infrastructure to a state of
good repair.
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Aiello will support a variety of key
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initiatives in alignment with SORTA's
strategic plan. His responsibilities will
include oversight of the technology,
procurement, project management
and board liaison departments. Aiello
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the Transit Authority of Northern Kentucky
(TANK), a role he has held since
2010 overseeing the daily operations
of the transit system. His transportation
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manager and assistant director of
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Authority (The COMET)
The COMET has
promoted Jackie
Bowers to director of
operations. Bowers
will be responsible for
overseeing the day-to-day operations
of the prime contractor to ensure
service is being delivered every day
and she will continue to direct the
customer experience department.
She will report to LeRoy DesChamps,
chief operating officer. In her previous
role at The COMET as customer
experience and contract compliance
manager, Bowers was responsible for
providing oversight to the customer
service call center along with activities
at COMET Central. She also monitored
contracted transit operations,
acting as a liaison between The COMET
and the customer facing contracts
held by the organization to identify
actions needed to improve overall
service quality.
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September-October 2022

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of September-October 2022

Editor’s Notebook
People & Places
Employee Initiative Drives Growth and Success at C-TRAN
Paving the Road for Zero-Emission Bus Fleets
Rail Trespassing Prevention: Cameras Provide Unblinking Eye
Achieving Equitable Mobility
Open for All: The Modular Route to Contactless Open Loop Fare Payments
Innovating to Address Rising Passenger Expectations
Products
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September-October 2022 - Employee Initiative Drives Growth and Success at C-TRAN
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September-October 2022 - Paving the Road for Zero-Emission Bus Fleets
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September-October 2022 - Rail Trespassing Prevention: Cameras Provide Unblinking Eye
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September-October 2022 - Achieving Equitable Mobility
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September-October 2022 - Open for All: The Modular Route to Contactless Open Loop Fare Payments
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September-October 2022 - Innovating to Address Rising Passenger Expectations
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September-October 2022 - Products
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