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Mid-term elections should have been our wake up call

Bus| December 23, 2010
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.

APTA: PT users save $9,581 monthly

Accessibility| December 8, 2010
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).
Motorcoach| October 25, 2010

MCI delivers J4500s to Dallas, Houston

In other news, MCI announced that its "MCI in Motion 2010" campaign earned a Grand Award in the American Public Transportation Association's 31st Annual AdWheel Awards competition.
Accessibility| October 15, 2010

APTA: PT saves $9,499 annually

APTA calculates the average cost of taking public transit by determining the average monthly transit pass of local public transit agencies across the country. This information is based on the annual APTA fare collection survey and is weighted based on ridership (unlinked passenger trips).
Bus| October 6, 2010

NJ Transit board member honored by APTA

Flora Castillo was presented the award for 2010 Outstanding Public Transportation Board Member. She currently chairs the Board’s Customer Service and Administration committees, overseeing an annual budget of more than $3 billion and 11,000 employees.
Bus| October 5, 2010

APTA announces Executive Committee

Will be led by Chair Michael J. Scanlon, GM/CEO of San Mateo County Transit District and Peninsula Corridor Joint Powers Board in San Carlos, Calif. Scanlon succeeds Mattie (M.P.) Carter, commissioner of the Memphis Area Transit Authority in Tennessee.
Accessibility| September 30, 2010

APTA launches public transit testimonial video wall

Focusing on the economic, environmental, energy and quality of life benefits of public transit, the wall is aimed to show Congress the vital need for a multi-year surface transportation bill.
Bus| September 30, 2010

APTA: Video Wall Testimonials- New Mexico Rail Runner Express Rider

Passengers provided testimonials as to why they use public transit. This video features comments from a New Mexico Rail Runner Express rider.

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