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NJ Transit board member honored by APTA

Bus| October 6, 2010
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.

APTA announces Executive Committee

Bus| October 5, 2010
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.

Accessibility| September 22, 2010

APTA, citizens, transit leaders call on Congress to invest in PT

On the heels of the one-year anniversary of the expiration of the previous multi-year surface transportation bill, APTA officials, along with public transportation riders from around the country, shared stories of how public transportation has benefited their lives at an event in Washington, D.C., blocks away from the Capitol building.
Accessibility| September 21, 2010

APTA: PT ridership up first time since 2008

Previous to this quarter's ridership increase, public transit use had declined in the past five quarters due to high unemployment, the economic recession, and lower state and local revenue. Demand response (paratransit) increased in the second quarter of 2010 by 1.6 percent.
Bus| September 9, 2010

Natural gas group formed to educate industry on fueling, maintenance

The Natural Gas Coalition will hold a meeting and reception at the American Public Transportation Association's (APTA) 2010 Annual Meeting in San Antonio, Texas, this October.
Rail| September 9, 2010

Calgary Transit adopts safety measures after platform fatality

Following the death of a three-year-old boy at a C-Train platform in June, Calgary Transit sought a peer-reviewed safety audit from the American Public Transit Association (APTA), added signage to platforms in train interiors and plans to post a video with safety information on its Website.
Rail| September 9, 2010

Proposed Buy America changes miss the real solution

While on the face of it the proposal sounds like a great idea, the changes miss the real solution to building the U.S. transit supply side and could worsen American companies' ability to compete overseas.
Accessibility| August 11, 2010

Report: Communities with quality public transit drive less, live longer

Transportation activity also plays a role in lessening an individual's risk in five of the 10 leading causes of reduced lifespan, as identified by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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