Passenger Transport November 2019 Vol 77 No 21 - 10

Industry Briefs
Recognizing Veterans-Numerous U.S. public transit agencies are
commemorating Veterans Day, Nov. 11,
by providing free rides to active duty
or former military personnel, including DART First State in Delaware; the
Rockford (IL) Mass Transit District; the
Greater Dayton (OH) Regional Transit
Authority; the Stark Area Regional Transit
Authority in Canton, OH; and St. Cloud
(MN) Metro Bus. Also that day, Chatham
Area Transit, Savannah, GA, is launching
a six-month pilot program to provide fares
to veterans at a 50 percent discount.

lion, 130,000-square-foot expansion
of its wheel-end manufacturing facility
in Bowling Green, KY. BSFB is a joint
venture between Bendix Commercial
Vehicle Systems LLC and Dana Commercial Vehicle Products LLC.

ized account, transfer funds from a bank
or credit card into the account and use
the Connector app or a smartcard to
pay COTA fares. The app can be downloaded to mobile devices from the Apple
Store and Google Play.

Valley Metro Welcomes
Customer Experience
Coordinators-Valley Metro in

St. Louis Metro Partners with
Lyft-St. Louis Metro has joined with

Phoenix is introducing Customer Experience Coordinators, agency employees
who will be located at the busiest
rail station platforms to assist riders,
support security and be an overall
friendly ambassador to enhance the
rider experience. This program is an
extension of Respect the Ride, which
in 2017 established a code of conduct,
increased security staff, developed paid
fare zones and introduced a safety and
security app to the system.

UTA Partners with 'Transit' on
App-The Utah Transit Authority (UTA)
in Salt Lake City announces its partnership with Transit as its endorsed app
for mobile trip planning. Transit serves
millions of users in more than 200 cities
worldwide. The app allows UTA riders to
see nearby bus and rail options and
departure times, along with vehicle
tracking and step-by-step navigation.

PATCO Receives 'Liberty Bell'
As Anniversary Gift

Sound Transit Offers Reserved
Parking at Two Stations-Sound
Transit in Seattle has begun providing
new reserved permit-parking options
to riders who park their vehicles at
two stations. The program is open to
both single-occupancy vehicles and

COTA Launches Mobile Payment Option-The Central Ohio

Bendix Breaks Ground for
Facility Expansion-Bendix

Transit Authority (COTA) in Columbus
has introduced Connector, a service that
allows customers to establish a special-

Spicer Foundation Brake LLC (BSFB)
recently broke ground on a $65 mil-


KL2 Connects LLC has been retained by Santa Cruz
METRO to identify candidates for the position of
Planning and Development Director. Reporting to
the CEO/General Manager the Director will plan,
develop, organize, and direct (1) planning and
scheduling of route and service development; (2)
grant research, review, preparation, and administration for capital and operations funding; and (3)
governmental affairs working with local, state, and
federal representatives and legislative advocates to
develop and support legislation beneficial to METRO

This is an exceptional career opportunity with the
busiest NEW Light Rail Transit system in North
America for a strategic transit safety executive and
collaborative relationship builder to lead the Safety
Canada's capital, with over 900,000 residents,
the City of Ottawa is blessed with a mix of great
urban neighborhoods and dynamic suburban com-

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TRANSIT, Inc. (TCAT, Inc.)
(RFP #201-2019)
Bid packages containing submittal requirements
are available at TCAT, Inc.'s Purchasing Department
(address below) by calling (607) 277-9388 (Extension
540), email at: and via TCAT, Inc.'s
website: under the News - Procurement tab. Bid package prints are also available
through TCAT, Inc.'s Purchasing Department.
Proposals for TCAT Inc.'s, transit development
plan will be accepted at 737 Willow Avenue, Ithaca,
NY 14850 up until 4:00PM EST on December 18,
All proposal responses should be mailed or de-

Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney, left, commemorated the Port Authority Transit Corporation's
(PATCO) 50 years of operation between Lindenwold, NJ, and Center City Philadelphia by
presenting a ceremonial Liberty Bell to Delaware River Port Authority Deputy CEO Maria J.
Wing and PATCO General Manager John D. Rink at a rider appreciation event. While PATCO
has been celebrating its golden anniversary with events at its stations throughout the year,
this event was the first to be held in Philadelphia.

and the region. He/she will function as a member of
METRO's senior leadership team, addressing issues of
concern and exercising independent judgment and
initiative in establishing efficient and effective service
operations. The ideal candidate will have an accredited Bachelor's in business, political science, public
administration, geography, transportation planning,
engineering, or a closely related field plus eight years
of professional experience (2 supervisory) in business
management, public administration, transportation
planning, grants administration, route and service
planning and development, and government affairs.
Familiarity with transit agency or transportation system functions in a large public organization is highly
desirable. While not required, FTA National Transit
Institute coursework; AICP and/or CTP certifications;
and experience with project management software,
construction/contract management, transit oriented
development, full funding grant agreements, other
State and Federal funding tools, public-private
partnerships, run-cutting software (HASTUS and/or
Trapeze), air quality and sustainability concepts and
laws (AB375, AB32, etc.), and CEQA and NEPA will
be favorably received. To be considered, please go
to, select
Santa Cruz METRO, and upload your resume and 4-5
references (preferably supervisors). METRO values
diversity at all levels of its workforce - women and
minority candidates are encouraged to apply.

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VIA Metropolitan Transit in San Antonio
has eliminated its 15-cent fare for transfers, making public transit more affordable and convenient. VIA made the
change as part of its FY 2020 budget.

celebration, Metro Bus in St. Cloud, MN,
thanked its riders with a weekend of free
rides on all services, as well as an open
house at its operations center.

Regional Transit Authority (RTA) recently
received three honors-one platinum,
one gold and one honorable mention-
in the international 2019 Hermes Creative Awards. The awards all recognized
marketing efforts for the launch of RTA's
Flyer service: Platinum for integrated
marketing and product branding; Gold
Award for design and marketing materials; and honorable mention for social
media videos and video ads.

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VIA Eliminates Transfer Fees-

St. Cloud Metro Bus Thanks
Riders-As part of its 50th-anniversary

Three Creative Awards in
Dayton-The Greater Dayton

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Lyft on a new pilot program to help passengers connect with the Metro Transit
system. Public transit customers who

live in one of eight preselected areas in
the St. Louis region will be able to use
a Lyft code for rides to or from a nearby
Metro Transit Center or high-frequency
MetroBus route for just $1 a ride.

livered, in accordance with the RFP requirements, to:
TCAT, Inc.
Attn: Raymond Lalley
737 Willow Avenue
Ithaca, New York 14850



munities. Ottawa boasts one of Canada's most highly
educated and talented workforces and is home to
one of the largest concentrations of hi-tech firms in
the country. Visitors and residents alike thrive in this
dynamic urban environment and can choose from
an exciting array of museums, art galleries, theatres
and cultural events, parks and recreation facilities,
restaurants and shopping venues.
Ensuring the safety of OCTranspo's public transit
and light rail services is a critical mandate that calls
for the visionary leadership and the expertise of a
proven safety professional with knowledge of industry best practices and a talent for capacity building
and fostering change and innovation. If you're such
a leader, consider joining the City of Ottawa as Chief
Safety Officer (CSO) within the Transportation Services Department. With the successful launch of the
City's very new, modern and busy line and its second
stage already under construction, this is a highprofile opportunity that will offer prospects for career
growth while making noteworthy impact on Canadian transportation service excellence and standards.
Reporting to the General Manager of the Department, you'll provide vision, leadership and strategic
direction to the overall Safety Program, including
Safety Compliance, Training and Development
Services, and planning for expansion plans already
The Service's two units - Transit Safety and Transit
Training - deliver safety and job training for transit
services employees, and ensure the compliance,
development and implementation of safety standards to protect the general public. As Chief Safety
Officer, you'll also manage the Service's human and
financial resources, including contracted services
for large capital programs, staff development and
performance, and financial planning and reporting.
This requires you to lead and oversee a unique and
distinct Safety Officer role at an agency that has an
intricate relationship with a private sector entity in

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