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2015 APTA Individual Award Winners

Management & Operations| October 5, 2015

This year's recipients, include Jerry Premo, Elonzo Hill, Angela Iannuzziello, John S. Spychalski and Jeff Morales.

 

Vidcie Empowers Riders to Become Part of their Own Safety Solution

Security and Safety | October 5, 2015

Uniting riders and security teams in the quest for enhanced transit safety, Vidcie InSight brings the power of social media to transit security.

Management & Operations| October 5, 2015

Oustanding Public Transportation Manager: MARTA's Keith Parker

Parker is credited with launching a top-to-bottom transformation of MARTA, the nation’s ninth largest transit agency, at a time when it was still reeling from staggering budget deficits, declining ridership and a poor public image.

Management & Operations| October 5, 2015

Rebrand, Tech Upgrades Link Connect Transit with Community

Connect Transit’s efforts have resulted in a 40% increase in ridership over the last three years and the honor of being named APTA’s 2015 Outstanding Public Transportation System for agencies providing fewer than four million passenger trips annually.

Management & Operations| October 5, 2015

New Rail, Revamped Bus Network Drives Houston Metro’s Success

Houston Metro’s revamped bus network includes additional weekend services, extended weekday hours and improved frequencies on popular routes — all without adding any operational costs. The agency was named APTA’s Outstanding Public Transit System, carrying more than 20 million passengers per year.

Management & Operations| October 5, 2015

Melaniphy talks PTC, workforce development and more

METRO asked APTA President/CEO Michael Melaniphy to weigh in on some of these hot-button topics, including positive train control, workforce development and what he thinks of ridesharing services.

Management & Operations| October 5, 2015

Q&A with SF Muni's Ed Reiskin

As head of Muni, Edward D. Reiskin has the responsibility for more than 5,000 employees, a $1 billion annual operating budget, and a $3 billion capital budget. He rides the system every day, bringing the perspective as a customer to his role as leader of the agency.

Management & Operations| October 5, 2015

San Francisco Central Subway project is a 'once-in-a-generation opportunity'

METRO spoke with Muni Director of Transportation Edward Reiskin to discuss SFMTA's projects and other key initiatives.

University| October 5, 2015

UC Berkeley students urge university to add Clipper capabilities

With the addition of Clipper card capabilities, the Cal 1 Card would eliminate the need for students to stand in line each semester for “class passes,” which allow free rides on AC Transit.

Accessibility| October 5, 2015

CTED workshop to focus on ADA requirements, small bus inspections

The course is instructed by Halsey King, a well renowned speaker and writer on maintenance and technology issues, that includes repair, inspection and management of vehicle fleets.

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