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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.


March 10, 2014

U.S. public transit ridership is highest in decades

In 2013, 10.7 billion trips were taken. It was the eighth year in a row that more than 10 billion trips were taken on public transportation systems nationwide, according to an APTA report.


November 20, 2013

Cities with rail-to-airport connection boost hotel revenue

New study shows that higher revenue per room translates to a potential $313 million in revenue per year for “rail cities” — cities which have direct rail access to airport terminals.


November 8, 2013

Public transportation ballot measures go 6 for 7

This year results in a 69.2% passage rate on public transit ballot initiatives and a total of nine out of 13 initiatives.


September 25, 2013

APTA: Public transportation ridership hits 2.7B

In the second quarter, some cities saw ridership increases due to economic recovery, including Birmingham, Ala.; Los Angeles; San Francisco; Miami; Denver; Champaign-Urbana, Ill.; Chapel Hill, N.C.; Ithaca, N.Y.; Houston; Hampton Roads, Va; and Seattle.


August 21, 2013

APTA's patent lawsuit resolved

The lawsuit stated that ArrivalStar’s patents related to arrival and status messaging systems for the transportation systems were invalid and unenforceable.


July 25, 2013

APTA to celebrate 9 agencies for sustainability efforts

Will be honored on July 29 at the Sustainability and Public Transportation Workshop, which is being held at the Westin St. Francis Hotel in San Francisco.


June 5, 2013

SEPTA team wins APTA Rail Roadeo

The Rail Transit Team Achievement Award is given to the system with the highest rail operator and maintainer team combined score. The winning team members were Rob Brooks, Don Chakov, Nicholas Baldassarre, Adrian Mapp and Sharon Mapp.


June 4, 2013

Sen. Frank Lautenberg dies at 89

Was a long-time leader on environmental protection, transportation and protecting public health.


June 4, 2013

Report: 74% favor spending tax dollars for improved public transit

Eighty percent of those surveyed agreed with the statement public transportation investment can help create jobs and pave the way to a stronger economy. However, public transportation scores its strongest support when discussing access to opportunities.


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