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Making a Difference in Denver — The Regional Transportation District (RTD) in Denver focuses on the pride of longtime employees in its current recruitment campaign. The ads speak directly to potential job applicants about the specific, meaningful differences employees can make in the lives of the individuals they serve. RTD developed the campaign by surveying hundreds of employees to determine the aspects of their work that led to job fulfillment.

NCTD Contracts with MV Transportation — MV Transportation recently began providing revenue operations for the North County Transit District’s paratransit, fixed-route and specialized transportation services in Oceanside, CA, under a contract for a seven-year base term with one three-year option.

Stertil-Koni Marks a Milestone — Stertil-Koni USA recently commemorated the manufacture of its 7,500th heavy duty vehicle lift at its facility in Streator, IL, by painting four lifts including the 7,500th with a custom silver paint coating and adding a commemorative brass plaque signed by the entire production team. The set of four lifts was then auctioned off at the company’s annual distributor meeting, with a portion of the proceeds allocated for charity.

Urban Solar’s LED Lighting for Tempe — Urban Solar has entered into a five-year contract with the city of Tempe, AZ, to provide solar-powered LED lighting for ­public transit shelters, including a stop recognition feature.

College Students Ride Free on OCTA — Beginning with the fall semester, students at Santa Ana College can take unlimited free rides on Orange County (CA) Transportation Authority buses as part of a three-year pilot program. The program is intended to encourage the use of public transportation through the agency’s OC Bus system and to take cars off the road.
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