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APTA: Riding PT saves $9,171 annually

Bus| December 9, 2009
Transit riders can save, on average, $764 per month. The savings amount is based on the cost of the national averages for parking and driving, as well as the December 8 national average gas price of $2.634 per gallon for self-serve regular gasoline as reported by AAA.

APTA: Public transit projects support, create jobs

Bus| December 2, 2009
Survey IDs more than $15 billion in public transportation capital projects that can be started in 90 days. It is estimated that this investment in public transportation would support and create more than 450,000 jobs.
Accessibility| November 18, 2009

Ore. man wins APTA "Dump the Pump" video contest

Winner created a high-quality video, which depicts a familiar scene of a woman dumping a significant other. In this scene, however, she is leaving the gas pump behind for a more attractive suitor — her local public transit system.
Bus| November 12, 2009

American Seating, MVTA team up for holidays

MVTA won American Seating's "Ticket to Ride" promotion at the APTA Exposition in October 2008 and previously used some of the money for a promotion in connection with "Read and Ride Day" at the Minnesota State Fair.
Bus| November 10, 2009

Financial, Economic Crisis Tightened Funding, Credit for Public Transit

On the verge of receiving ARRA funding, many agencies were either left scrambling to stretch funds using ‘creative financing’ or playing it more conservatively. A new report calls for increased fed funding to help circumvent money woes should the economy, financial downturns worsen or occur again.
Bus| November 10, 2009

APTA: Public transit riders save $9,190 annually

Over the last year, an individual riding public transportation would have saved an additional $255 due to the 41 cent increase of gasoline per gallon since November 2008, the report found.
Bus| November 4, 2009

APTA: Voters support transit at the polls

Colorado, Michigan, Maine and Ohio passed pro-transit initiatives.
Rail| October 29, 2009

APTA, UIC to host regional HSR seminars

The programs will feature practitioners from HSR systems around the world and focus on best practices and lessons learned from European and Asian systems. The curriculum will be tailored to the different issues in each city.
Bus| October 23, 2009

APTA : Pub transit investment creates green jobs

For every $1 billion invested in public transportation capital and operations, an average of 36,000 jobs are supported. These jobs result in roughly $3.6 billion of business sales and generate nearly $500 million in federal, state and local tax revenues.
Bus| October 13, 2009

Transit natural gas coalition forms

The coalition's purpose will be to provide a forum for an ongoing exchange to assist members in learning more about the operation, management and cost of using clean burning natural gas powered vehicles for transit fleets.

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