Topic : Peter Varga

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Rapid CEO Varga to leave at the end of contract

Management & Operations| April 17, 2017

He has led the agency through a number of improvements including, tripling ridership from 3.4 million to 11.9 million annual trips.

5 FAST Act Takeaways: What it Means for Transit

Government Issues| February 29, 2016

Although it is the first long-term surface transportation bill since SAFTEA-LU expired in 2009, which will give the industry a sense of security when planning, it still didn’t solve the most pressing issue — finding a sustainable funding mechanism.   

Bus| October 15, 2014

Transit GMs explain how social media impacts their agency - QOTD

Transit executives from Oceanside, Calif. to Alexandria, Va. weigh in on the positive and negative impacts of social media.

Ridership, industry visibility touted at APTA Conference

Ridership and increased funding for public transportation were major themes as APTA’s Bus & Paratransit Conference kicked off with its Opening General Session at the Kansas City Convention Center on Sunday.
Accessibility| March 11, 2014

$100 billion needed for fed transit program, APTA says

Additionally, the plan calls for a number of policy changes in the program that will ensure that the industry provides effective and efficient public transportation.
Bus| January 14, 2014

‘Rapid’ Growth Showcases APTA Chair’s Skills

Peter Varga’s theme for his year as chair is “America’s Future is Riding on Public Transportation.” This is reflected in his success at accommodating increasing ridership and improving job access as CEO at Michigan’s The Rapid and his work with APTA on a reauthorization plan.
Bus| October 1, 2013

APTA Report: 70% of millennials go multimodal

The study shows that while car-sharing, bike-sharing, walking and car ownership will all play a part in the multi-modal network, public transportation is ranked highest as the best mode to connect to all other modes, according to 54% of millennials polled.
Government Issues| September 27, 2013

APTA names 2013-14 Executive Committee

The new APTA chair is Peter Varga, CEO of the The Rapid in Grand Rapids, Mich. Varga succeeds Flora Castillo, board member, New Jersey Transit Corp, who will serve as immediate past chair.

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