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Congress launches bipartisan Congressional Bus Caucus

Bus| December 1, 2017

The Caucus seeks to highlight the benefits of investing in bus systems, the challenges accompanying aging bus fleets and facilities, and encourage innovation in a rapidly changing transportation climate.

APTA study finds rural, small town public transit ridership up 8% since 2007

Management & Operations| October 6, 2017

Authors of “Public Transit's Impact on Rural and Small Towns” show that public transit's affordability and the demographic makeup of these areas combine to make public transit desirable for rural and small town populations.

September 20, 2017

The Transit Industry's Workforce Challenge is Still Real

Where are we today with the great anticipated retirement wave? It looks like it may finally be starting, if not fully underway. It seems at least a couple times each month we here of a transit CEO who is retiring, technical staff who are leaving, and the difficulty in filling maintenance and operations positions with skilled workers for those who have retired.

Government Issues| March 6, 2017

Bus Coalition letter asks Trump for bus funding in infrastructure plan

The letter, which was signed by 285 bus transit systems from 49 states, includes many systems from less populated areas that have seen a decline in federal resources and face a growing backlog of older buses and facilities.

Management & Operations| June 6, 2016

Ga.'s Athens Transit named top 'Urban Community' system

Highlights that factored into their selection include, a bus-riding education program as a sentenching tool for people who lose their license/driving priveleges; and allowing route/schedule info to be part of Google Transit.

Management & Operations| October 8, 2015

Scott Bogren named new CTAA executive director

He has been with the organization for 28 years, serving in a variety of capacities during his tenure and will succeed Dale Marisco, who has held the position since 1995.

Management & Operations| September 1, 2015

Mich.'s CATA wins small bus roadeo

The Roadeo reinforces safe-driving habits and operator professionalism behind the wheel. In total, 18 public transit agencies and 48 drivers competed for points on a written exam, an obstacle course, assisting a passenger with wheelchair securements and a pre-trip vehicle inspection.

Accessibility| June 10, 2013

Capital Metro operator wins CTAA award

Ted Ward placed first among more than 60 participants in the paratransit van (body on chassis) competition, which includes a written test, a driving test and safety skills demonstration.
Bus| June 3, 2013

Study: Employer support for transit increasing in urban areas

Major American employers, such as universities, hospitals and business coalitions, are organizing and winning better public transportation in many metro areas, according to Good Jobs First, a national policy resource center for grassroots groups and public officials.
Accessibility| May 25, 2012

Report: Improving transit boosts rural communities

Reconnecting America and the Community Transportation Association of America’s "Putting Transit to Work in Main Street America," found that smaller communities are making a wide variety of transit investments, and these investments have had a positive impact on both the economy and the quality of life of residents.
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