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FLEET MANAGEMENT

"I believe anyone who approaches the bus with any type of payment form in
their wallet or purse can ride the bus." -Clinton Forbes, executive director

Modern Transit

PALM TRAN'S EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR BREATHES NEW
LIFE INTO PALM BEACH COUNTY, FLA.'S OUTDATED
PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM.
>PALM TRAN

// Palm Tran is implementing new technology
and upgrading its fleet of buses to modernize
its decades-old system.

BY JANICE HOPPE

Palm Tran, Palm Beach County,
Fla.'s public transportation system, has
begun to implement new technology to
modernize its decades-old system after
the arrival of its new executive director.
Over the past seven months, Executive
Director Clinton B. Forbes has taken a
comprehensive look at Palm Tran's services and is focused on redesigning the
system for maximum efficiency.
"Palm Tran has been somewhat

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stagnant in new route development and
growth," Forbes says. "Palm Tran hasn't
changed its routes in 20-plus years
even though everything around us has
changed, including population density,
land use patterns, traffic and development. We haven't kept pace with that."
Located along the southeastern
coast of Florida with a population of 1.4
million, Palm Beach County is one of the
largest geographic counties in the southeastern United States.

-------------------------------------- [ PROFILE ]
Palm Tran
www.palmtran.org
Budget: $118 million
Headquarters: West Palm Beach, Fla.
Employees: 630
Specialty: Public transportation
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Palm Beach County's urban area population represents more than half of its
total population. "It's an area that's dif-


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