National Express Transit Blog

4 Tips Towards Effectively Managing Labor for a Win-Win Scenario

National Express Transit | 30 January, 2017 | News


Labor unions have represented the rank and file in the United States for well over a century, emerging quickly as an authoritative voice to protect the shared interests of workers. Although the workplace has evolved through the intervening years and union membership has declined nationally, union representation continues to be prevalent in some industries, including the transit industry. 

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7 Advantages Working With Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBEs)

National Express Transit | 25 January, 2017 | News

Public transportation is the lifeblood of most U.S. cities and metropolitan areas. Tens of millions of people rely on buses, trains, and light rail to travel. 

One primary reason public transit agencies hire DBEs, and encourage subcontracting with DBEs for their large contracting opportunities, is to create employment and growth opportunities for disadvantaged groups. Public transit agencies take pride in helping their communities with a much needed service. Disadvantaged businesses are taking initiative in creating economic prosperity for themselves, their employees and in the neighborhoods they live. 

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How Transit Agencies Utilize Alternative Fuel Sources Effectively

National Express Transit | 23 January, 2017 | News

Transit agencies have always been at the mercy of market forces, balancing viable transportation technologies with rider demand and, of course, successful business practices. One way that this balance has been addressed has been through the adoption of economical propulsion technologies, such as CNG (compressed natural gas).

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Increase Safety and Customer Satisfaction With Transit Contractors

National Express Transit | 17 January, 2017 | News

Public transit agencies, in a bid to increase their performance, safety, and customer satisfaction levels, while also reducing costs, may opt to use transit contractors, such as National Express Transit, to provide vehicles, drivers, managers, and other employees, and additional critical resources. The use of transit contractors can offer a range of benefits to transit agencies, and these public/private arrangements may help increase the overall agency performance.

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