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Marsella to leave Denver RTD

Bus| April 28, 2009

In addition to his agency accomplishments, Marsella was also selected by the APTA as the Outstanding Public Transportation Manager in 2006.

Web Extra: Growth, cost control hot topics at light rail event

Rail| April 23, 2009
Other opening day topics included TOD, attractive stop and station design, and art along rail lines to attract riders.
Accessibility| April 9, 2009

APTA: Transit users save $8,600 yearly

New 2009 AAA data reports that due to the increase of car ownership costs, the amount an individual can save by taking public transportation has increased more than an additional $100 each year.
Rail| April 3, 2009

NTSB: Signal interpretation led to Amtrak accident

Contributing to the accident, was the relief engineer's failure to immediately communicate to the engineer that he had miscalled the signal at Englewood and to stop the train when the engineer did not respond to her expressed concern.
Bus| March 12, 2009

COTA 2008 ridership up nearly 10%

The increases in 2008 are continuing in 2009, with ridership up 7.6 percent over the same period a year ago for the week ending March 1.
Accessibility| March 9, 2009

APTA: 10.7B transit trips taken in 2008

Public transportation use is up 38 percent since 1995, a figure that is almost triple the growth rate of the population (14 percent) and up substantially over the growth rate for the vehicle miles traveled (VMT) on U.S. highways (21 percent) for that same period.
Accessibility| March 6, 2009

APTA: Transit users save $8,500 yearly

In addition, commuters who ride public transit to work are now eligible to receive an increase in the monthly transit benefit offered by their employer. The maximum transit benefit is now equal to the parking benefit and increases from $120 to $230 per month.
Accessibility| February 26, 2009

House passes Omnibus bill

Includes $10.231 billion in new budget authority for public transportation — a $740 million increase, or 7.8 percent, over last year’s level, but $106 million less than the level authorized in SAFETEA-LU.
Accessibility| February 5, 2009

A Call to Action for Transit

$1 billion of stimulus investment in transportation infrastructure supports 28,000 jobs. $12 billion in new transit funding would create more than 330,000 new jobs.
Accessibility| February 5, 2009

Stimulus, reauthorization hot topics at APTA BMBG meeting

Other topics included sustainability and workforce development initiatives; public-private partnerships; and a session on the impact of the current economic conditions on the transit industry.

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