News Tagged With: apta
1-10 of 238

August 22, 2014

Ore.'s Lane Transit named Outstanding System by APTA

The agency is joined by Tri Delta Transit of Antioch, Calif. (fewer than 4 million customer boardings category), and Utah Transit Authority (more than 20 million annual customer boardings) as this year’s winners.


August 21, 2014

APTA creates 'How Millennial' quiz

The "How Millennial are Your Local Travel Habits" online quiz compares the quiz participant's local travel habits to this tech-savvy 18 to 34 year old generation.


August 15, 2014

APTA: Public transportation users save $10,064 annually

The savings are based on the cost of commuting by public transportation compared to the cost of owning and driving a vehicle, which includes the average national gas price of $3.47 per gallon.


August 5, 2014

APTA recognizes 7 organizations for sustainability efforts

Depending on the level of achievement, organizations were presented Gold, Silver and Bronze level certifications by APTA Chair Peter Varga at the APTA Sustainability and Public Transportation Workshop, which is being held at the Omni Parker House Hotel in Boston.


August 1, 2014

Tri Delta Transit named 'Best Transit System' by APTA

The Antioch, Calif.-based Eastern Contra Costa Transit Authority, better known as Tri Delta Transit, was recognized for efforts to enhance service, efficiencies and overall effectiveness.


June 26, 2014

Utah Transit Authority honored as nation's best transit system

The agency has previously been honored by APTA in 1986, 1996 and 2002.


June 19, 2014

9th annual National Dump the Pump Day touts transit use

APTA first started the event in June 2006 when gas prices had reached $3 per gallon and the public demand for public transportation was growing in response to high gas prices.


June 17, 2014

D.C. Metro wins APTA Rail Roadeo top prize

In addition, APTA awarded Société de transport de Montréal with an official certificate for earning Gold-level recognition in the APTA Sustainability Commitment program.


June 3, 2014

Public transportation riders save $10,181 per year

The savings are based on the cost of commuting by public transportation compared to the cost of owning and driving a vehicle.


May 27, 2014

Melaniphy: Commuter tax benefit equality needed

The parking benefit increased this year to $250, thanks to a cost-of-living adjustment implemented by the Internal Revenue Service, while the public-transportation benefit declined to $130.


E-NEWSLETTER

Receive the latest Metro E-Newsletters in your inbox!

Join the Metro E-Newsletters and receive the latest news in your e-mail inbox once a week. SIGN UP NOW!

View the latest eNews
Express Tuesday | Express Thursday | University Transit

White Papers

Factors in Transit Bus Ramp Slope and Wheelchair-Seated Passenger Safety Nearly 3 million U.S. adults are wheelchair or scooter users1, and as the population ages this number is expected to rise. Many wheelchair users rely upon public transportation to access work, medical care, school and social activities.

Mass Transit Capital Planning An overview of the world-class best practices for assessing, prioritizing, and funding capital projects to optimize resources and align with the organization’s most critical immediate and long-term goals.

The Benefits of Door-to-Door Service in ADA Complementary Paratransit Many U.S. transit agencies continue to struggle with the quality of ADA service, the costs, and the difficulties encountered in contracting the service, which is the method of choice for a significant majority of agencies. One of the most basic policy decisions an agency must make involves whether to provide door-to-door, or only curb-to-curb service.

More white papers


DIGITAL EDITION

The full contents of Metro Magazine on your computer! The digital edition is an exact replica of the print magazine with enhanced search, multimedia and hyperlink features. View the current issue