Topic : Michael Melaniphy

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Melaniphy resigns as head of APTA

Management & Operations| April 29, 2016

To assure a smooth transition, the Board of Directors has appointed APTA VP – Member Services Richard A. White as acting president/CEO of APTA.

N.Y. MTA cancels APTA membership

Management & Operations| April 21, 2016

Chairman/CEO Thomas Prendergast summarized the key reasons behind MTA's decision in a seven-page letter.

Government Issues| March 11, 2016

APTA: Investment in public transportation will deliver double the return

The "Public Transportation's Role in the Knowledge Economy" study looks at the economic impact of public transportation in select regions and does a deeper dive into how public transit supports emerging tech scenes in three areas.

Management & Operations| February 17, 2016

APTA, NFC Forum sign collaboration agreement

Formal Memorandum of Understanding will enable the two organizations to jointly educate the industry on Near Field Communication technologies supporting the needs of public transportation operators.

Government Issues| December 4, 2015

Congress passes $305B surface transportation bill

The FAST Act will now be sent to President Barack Obama, who is expected to sign the bill quickly.

Management & Operations| November 30, 2015

7 in 10 Americans support increased federal funding for public transit

Support for increased public transportation funding, according to a survey conducted for APTA, was also seen across age groups and political affiliations, with some of the highest numbers among Millennials ages 18 to 34 (77%) and individuals age 65 and older (76%).

Sustainability| November 17, 2015

MARTA, TriMet among agencies honored by APTA for sustainability

Public transit agencies and businesses that voluntarily participate in the APTA Sustainability Commitment program commit to implementing processes and actions that create continuous improvements in environmental, social and economic sustainability.

Government Issues| November 6, 2015

House OKs $325B surface transportation bill

Passed by a 363-64 vote, the bill calls for spending $261 billion on highways and $55 billion on transit over six years. As expected, the legislation authorizes highway funding for six years, but only if Congress can come up with a way to pay for the final three years.

Government Issues| November 5, 2015

71% of transit ballot measures passed

Six of the winning referendums will provide additional revenue to public transportation systems through a new sales tax in the following communities and counties: Fraser, Colo. (62%); Winter Park, Colo. (56%); Davis County, Utah (57%); Tooele County, Utah (51%), Weber County, Utah (57%); and Snohomish County, Wash. (51%).

Management & Operations| November 3, 2015

Public Transportation users save $9,370 annually, according to APTA

The savings are based on the cost of commuting by public transportation compared to the cost of owning and driving a vehicle which includes the Oct. 27, 2015 average national gas price and the national unreserved monthly parking rate numbers.

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