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Proceedings of Bus Summit 2000: Ensuring a Healthy U.S. Bus Industry
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    The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) Bus Industry Summit was held October 18-19, 2000, in Washington, DC. The Summit offered an opportunity for representatives from the transit industry, including transit providers, vehicle manufacturers, consultants, and government officials, to participate in a forum to address critical issues affecting the North American transit bus industry. The Summit addressed specific issue areas: Procurement Planning and Information Exchange; Vehicle Standardization; New Technology in the Procurement Process; and closed with a final summary session entitled. Where Do We Go From Here, that focused on follow-up actions to tackle the critical issues discussed. The issue areas were defined in the course of on-going meetings with industry stakeholders being held as part of the FTA's Strategic Plan. Although significant strides have been made through various industry and government activities in the last eight years, and transit as a whole is experiencing positive trends in increased ridership, increased availability of federal funding, and an explosion of new technology, the industry continues to experience several recurring concerns. Procurement and standardization continue to challenge all segments of the industry. In addition, technological innovation and the move towards electronic communications bring additional complexity, as well as opportunity, to the transit industry. The Summit is an integral part of the Federal Transit Administration's strategic plan to address such challenges, providing a starting point for a more detailed and focused discussion among industry stakeholders. The findings of the Bus Summit provide critical information to guide future efforts in support of a healthy U.S. bus industry. The Summit is an important start to fostering collaborative partnerships, particularly in the areas of procurement, technology advancements, and ensuring that bus transit becomes an attractive mode of travel for more and more Americans. Continual input is required in order to make sure that the industry's efforts are as responsive and equitable as possible; the inputs provided by the Summit participants are a keystone in those efforts. As economic, societal, environmental and other challenges are tackled, the industry's mutual customer, the American riding public, will be the beneficiary of the industry's success.
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