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Business must lead effort to argue for federal transit program

Bus| February 14, 2011
Business leaders are in a unique position to demonstrate, by their very existence, the connection between private sector jobs and the transit program.

APTA: Transit riders can save $9,682 annually

Accessibility| February 11, 2011
The latest “Transit Savings Report” notes that by living with one less car and riding public transportation, individuals can save, on average, $9,682 annually, and $807 per month based on the February 10, 2011 average national gas price.
Accessibility| February 1, 2011

APTA members predict layoffs, overseas investment without reauthorization

Eighty percent of private sector businesses indicated that the level of federal investment in public transportation has a large influence on business revenue. Survey also showed that if federal surface transportation authorization is further delayed, 84 percent of respondents predict revenue losses, 50 percent may need to lay off employees and 49 percent may implement hiring freezes.
Accessibility| January 25, 2011

APTA to Obama: Make public transit part of State of Union

In a statement, APTA's president calls on Obama to "address the urgent need for infrastructure investment, including public transportation."
Accessibility| January 20, 2011

Report: Traffic problems rising as economy rebounds

Key findings include a continued rise in congestion and commuter costs, and that public transportation saved travelers 785 million hours of delay, 640 million more gallons of fuel and $19 billion in congestion costs. APTA and T4 America leaders respond.
Bus| January 6, 2011

APTA: Public transit riders can save $9,656 in 2011

As gas prices rise, and predictions indicate they will continue to increase throughout the year, APTA’s monthly “Transit Savings Report” notes that riding public transportation saves individuals, on average, $9,656 annually, and up to $805 per month based on the Jan. 5, 2011 average national gas price.
Bus| December 23, 2010

Mid-term elections should have been our wake up call

We in the industry, now more than ever before, need to help make the case that there is a federal role in public transportation, and it needs to be strengthened.
Accessibility| December 8, 2010

APTA: PT users save $9,581 monthly

APTA releases the monthly report to examine how an individual in a two-person household can save money by taking public transportation and living with one less car.
Bus| November 30, 2010

APTA: Commuter benefit cut burdens middle class

A demographic survey of riders shows that 70 percent of those who rely on public transit have household incomes ranging from $15,000 to $99,000 a year. William Millar, president, calls for public transit riders to tell Congress to support the commuter transit benefit in any tax proposal passed before the end of the year.
Rail| October 29, 2010

APTA: Nearly two-thirds of adults would use high-speed rail

Other factors ranked as important in choosing the mode: Shorter travel times compared to flying to destination (80 percent); the experience traveling by train (79 percent); opportunities during leisure or business trip to visit another city that is linked to destination by high-speed rail (78 percent); and environmental concerns (75 percent).

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