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FTA launches bus safety Website

Bus| October 7, 2009
Bus Safety and Security Website will give users quick and easy access to a comprehensive resource library that houses more than 1,000 downloadable technical assistance documents, and a community forum to support peer-to-peer information sharing.

APTA: Ridership impacted by economy

Accessibility| September 29, 2009
Besides nation's unemployment rate, other factors contributing to the ridership decline are service cuts and fare increases. Meanwhile, demand response (paratransit) services grow.
Sustainability| July 28, 2009

Report: Expanding public transit lowers GHG emissions

According to the EPA, emissions have had the fastest growth in the transportation sector, with 28 percent of the United States' total GHG emissions coming from transportation.
Bus| July 10, 2009

APTA: PT saves individuals $9,137 annually

Transit riders can save, on average, $761 per month, according to this month's report. The savings amount is based on the cost of the national averages for parking and driving, as well as the July 9 national average gas price of $2.58 per gallon for self-serve regular gasoline, as reported by AAA.
Accessibility| June 30, 2009

APTA: more transit investment needed in climate bill

Per the bill, states can use less than 1 percent of emission allowances to fulfill matching requirements to receive federal funds for projects such as building new subway lines or acquiring new clean fuel buses.
Rail| June 30, 2009

D.C. Metro investigates train collision cause

Contacted experts in the field of track signaling to conduct an independent review. Other actions include staff realignment; shifting the position of the 1000-series cars; and operating all trains manually.
Bus| June 19, 2009

House T&I Committee lay out $500B reauth proposal

Proposal does not address, however, where increased revenues will come from to finance the program. This portion of the legislation must be developed by the House Committee on Ways & Means, which is expected to act at a later date.
Bus| June 18, 2009

APTA: riders who ‘Dump the Pump’ save $9K yearly

The release of the June Transit Savings Report coincides with National Dump the Pump Day. Dump the Pump Day, held on June 18, is intended to encourage people to ride public transportation to save money and protect the environment.
Bus| June 15, 2009

APTA : 9 of 10 systems to raise fares, cut service

Report is based on a survey of 98 APTA transit system members representing more than one-half of the nation's transit riders, and includes 10 of the top 15 agencies in terms of annual ridership.
Bus| June 4, 2009

Recession Creates High Anxiety for Transit Workforce

Layoffs, salary freezes and other cutbacks have battered morale at many transit systems. Open communication and investment in workforce development are key to keeping staff engaged and focused on the future.

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