Articles Tagged With: apta
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July 2014

Practicum focuses on innovative funding, financing solutions

The event was hosted by APTA and CUTA and held prior to APTA’s Rail Conference in Montreal in mid-June.

June 2014

Pub Perspective: The most important P in PPP is the last one

The first thing to understand about P3s is that they are primarily a money-saving strategy and are still expected to earn a return on investment.

May 2014

Metrolink Leads the Way as PTC Deadline Looms

The California rail system turns from tragedy to triumph as it moves toward completing positive train control installation on its rail lines by 2015. The expedited effort was spurred in part by the 2008 collision that killed 25 passengers. For many systems, though, gaining radio frequency spectrum remains a challenge.

May 2014

Illinois transit group urges patent reform legislation

The call seeks to protect the industry, and subsequently other industries, from patent trolls — shell companies that purchase patents with no intention of innovating, but instead sue those who do.

January 2014

‘Rapid’ Growth Showcases APTA Chair’s Skills

Peter Varga’s theme for his year as chair is “America’s Future is Riding on Public Transportation.” This is reflected in his success at accommodating increasing ridership and improving job access as CEO at Michigan’s The Rapid and his work with APTA on a reauthorization plan.

January 2014

Reinforcing Rail Safety to Prevent Crossing and Trespassing Incidents

Following the education, engineering and enforcement philosophy of rail safety nonprofit Operation Lifesaver, transit systems are developing effective outreach tools such as video campaigns produced by teenagers, and installing pedestrian fencing to prevent straight-through crossings.

November 2013

Pub Perspective: Barriers to private participation in 2014

For both a Congress and an Administration that agree they should encourage more private sector investment in infrastructure development, they almost could not undermine this goal any more if they tried.

September 2013

2013 Women In Transportation: Virginia Miller

Despite dreams of growing up to be an astronaut, an archeologist, a dancer, and at one time, an Olympic gold medalist for swimming the backstroke, Virginia Miller decided she wanted to be a social studies teacher, with a stretch goal to be a Congresswoman.

September 2013

New Flyer's Soubry Embraces Company's Bold Future

Following the acquisition of Orion Parts and North American Bus Industries as well as the introduction of the new MiDi™ bus, the company’s president/CEO says it is poised to build and maintain its stature in the industry.

July 2013

Focus on Day-to-Day Transit Security Helps Mitigate Larger Threats

Transit police forces are employing technology, high-visibility patrols and communication tools to harden their systems.

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