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November 13, 2014

APTA lobbies for commuter tax benefit action

Restoring parity between transit tax benefits and parking tax benefits will eliminate the federal tax incentive to drive over taking public transportation, said President/CEO Michael Melaniphy in a statement.


November 11, 2014

APTA urges vets to join public transportation industry

Veterans interested in pursuing a public transportation career now have the ability to search for jobs on the Transit Virtual Career Network, which was launched last month at www.vcn.org/transit.


November 6, 2014

FRA's Szabo announces resignation

Effective at the end of the year, will depart his Federal Railroad Administrator post and join the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning.


October 15, 2014

Former IU professor George Smerk receives lifetime achievement award

His love for mass transit started when he was a small boy growing up in Philadelphia, surrounded by carriers moving people throughout the bustling city.


October 14, 2014

Melaniphy talks 'broadening footprint, EXPO

It is nearly three years to the day that the Michael Melaniphy took on the role as president/CEO of APTA. Read on to find out his thoughts on federal funding, future initiatives and what he’s looking forward to at the EXPO.


May 27, 2014

Melaniphy: Commuter tax benefit equality needed

The parking benefit increased this year to $250, thanks to a cost-of-living adjustment implemented by the Internal Revenue Service, while the public-transportation benefit declined to $130.


May 8, 2014

Philadelphia's SEPTA crowned Roadeo Grand Champion

The 39th International Bus Roadeo was held in conjunction to APTA’s Bus & Paratransit Show in Kansas City, Mo., this week.


May 7, 2014

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.


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.


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