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Reports can only help public transit's case

A new National Resources Defense Council (NRDC) study solidifies what the American Public Transportation Association’s (APTA) Transit Savings Report has been telling us for years now: riding public transportation can save users money.

Transit agencies should take advantage of 'Dump the Pump Day'

June 20 will mark the 8th annual National Dump the Pump Day sponsored by the American Public Transportation Association, in partnership with the Sierra Club and the Natural Resources Defense Council.

Building public transportation’s next generation

As more and more transit workers retire, the ranks are thinning. What’s being done about it today will ensure a robust, innovative transportation workforce for tomorrow. The FTA and APTA are stepping up development of the next generation of public transportation workers and leaders. What is your agency or workplace doing to advance workforce development for the next generation?

Is public transit doomed for good?

To mark this week's "Don't X Out Public Transit Day," the American Public Transportation Association (APTA) released a new survey that focused on what the consequences would be on public transportation riders and systems around the country if a House of Representatives-proposed cut of more than one-third of federal funding for public transportation actually took place.

‘Car-crazed’ L.A. welcoming transit, sustainability

From Measure R, which is enhancing bus and rail, to bike sharing to LEED projects, Los Angeles may soon buck its long-held reputation as car-obsessed. APTA’s recent Sustainability Workshop showed us how.

Either 'Dump the Pump' or make your voice heard

According to a report released this week, more than 15.5 million Americans 65 and older will live in communities where public transportation service is poor or non-existent by 2015, with the number expected to continue to grow rapidly as the baby boom generation continues to age.

Would growing ridership hurt or hinder transit agencies?

In a study released earlier this week, the American Public Transportation Association (APTA) predicted that public transportation ridership would grow to record numbers as gasoline prices continue to spike.

As the oil spills, did more pumps get dumped?

APTA's decision to partner with two major environmental nonprofits — The Sierra Club and the Natural Resources Defense Council — for Dump the Pump Day made the point that driving less or ditching one’s car altogether is critical for the health of our environment. With the BP oil spill fiasco all over the news, I’m wondering if more Americans were motivated to ditch their cars for Dump the Pump Day this time around.

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