Media Mentions

Media Mentions

WAMU 88.5 |
October 28,2015

Why Has The Hiring Of A New Metro GM Taken More Than A Year?

“You can't tie any of these particular incidents or the financial problems to the absence of a leader, but they need to get on with the job and start the process of renewal,” says Emil Frankel, the head of the Eno Center for Transportation, a D.C. research group.
WAMU 88.5 |
October 26,2015

Metro’s Largest Union Pursues Wage Increases; Tough Negotiations Ahead

The union for 8,000 Metro rail and bus operators and mechanics is signaling it will not seek less for its members in upcoming contract talks despite the tight budget forecast facing the D.C. region’s transit authority.
The Washington Post |
October 18,2015

Here’s what expanded federal oversight of Metro safety will entail

Stepped up federal oversight of Metro’s troubled subway system will include surprise inspections, specified deadlines for making safety fixes and the potential loss of funding if the transit agency fails to comply with mandates from its new watchers, according to details released this week by the Transportation Department.
Metro Magazine |
October 05,2015

Oustanding Public Transportation Manager: MARTA’s Keith Parker

Keith T. Parker, GM/CEO of the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA), is being honored with APTA’s Outstanding Public Transportation Manager Award.
The Baltimore Sun |
October 05,2015

Futuristic pods pitched as answer to city transit woes

Baltimore says it needs a world-class mass-transit system. A California company says it has the answer: high-speed, magnetically levitated, egg-like pods designed to ferry commuters above the rush-hour fray. |
September 24,2015

Scarcity of pilots threatens regional service

The Four Corners Regional Airport manager says the airport may eventually lose its last commercial airline company because of a 2013 federal regulation that significantly increased the number of hours pilots must log before they can fly as a first officer -- or co-pilot -- in most passenger airplanes.
Mass Transit Magazine |
September 18,2015

2015 Top 40 Under 40: Alexander Bond, AICP

We recognize individuals for their contributions and who have shown a capacity for innovation, demonstrated leadership and a commitment to making an impact in transit.
The Exponent Telegram |
September 13,2015

Officials mull possibility of more local control over road maintenance

As some officials point to waste and inefficiency within the state Division of Highways, questions remain about whether and how to generate new funding to repair and maintain West Virginia’s roads.
WAMU 88.5 |
September 09,2015

To Help Solve An Array Of Problems, Metro Seeks Outside Help

The leaders of the D.C. region’s transit system are planning to let in some sunshine to illuminate the causes of a dark year that has seen Metro stumble between financial problems and track mishaps, starting with the death of a passenger on the Yellow Line in January.
WAMU 88.5 |
September 01,2015

With Crisis After Crisis, Who Would Even Want To Be Metro’s New GM?

“Anybody who is an expert in transit — who has run a transit system — knows if they are heading to Metro they are putting themselves in a situation that puts their career at risk, because you are taking on a challenge that seems insurmountable,” Schank said. “So it's a very difficult storm to walk into and someone from the transit industry is going to be reluctant to stake their career on it.”
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