Topic : American Public Transportation Association

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King County Metro named 'best' large transit system by APTA

Management & Operations| August 6, 2018

Achievements include, significantly increased ridership and launch of the nation’s leading reduced-fare program.

Santa Monica's Big Blue Bus earns APTA Gold Safety, Security Award

Bus| April 19, 2018

BBB has steadily decreased its preventable accident rate from 2.21 accidents per 100,000 miles in fiscal year 2015 to 1.83 accidents per 100,000 miles in FY 2017.

Government Issues| March 14, 2018

APTA urges increase in public transit TIGER grants

Only 3.6% of the TIGER grants that were recently announced went to public transit projects, representing a significant decrease in public transit TIGER grants.

Government Issues| January 31, 2018

APTA 'encouraged' by infrastructure proposal in SOTU, but concerned

"A strong federal investment in public transportation needs to be preserved and increased, not cut," says APTA President/CEO Skoutelas.

Government Issues| November 17, 2017

APTA Board of Directors selects new President/CEO

In a unanimous vote today, the board named Paul P. Skoutelas to serve as its new leader effective January 8, 2018.

Government Issues| October 25, 2017

HNTB's Mendes named chair of APTA Legislative Committee

The election of Mendes marks the first time in APTA’s 135-year history that the chair of the Legislative Committee is from a private-sector firm.

Management & Operations| June 27, 2017

Toronto Transit Commission wins APTA's top transit agency award

Named Outstanding Public Transportation System for 2017, the TTC last won the award in 1986.

Security and Safety | June 12, 2017

APTA announces annual rail safety award winners

The Rail Safety & Security Excellent Awards recognizes exceptional safety and security programs for rail systems in North America.

Management & Operations| May 31, 2017

Profile: Joel Volinski, Director, National Center for Transportation Research

When Joel Volinski accepted a job as the interim director of Florida’s Broward County Transit Agency in 1983, he had never ridden on a public transit bus. “Here I was, the person who knew less about the subject than anyone, and suddenly I was directing the biggest agency in county government,” he tells me, leaning back in his leather chair. “So you have to have a sense of humor, and you have to be kind of a quick study.”

Management & Operations| January 30, 2017

Mass Transit users can save $9,738 annually, says APTA report

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

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