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October 15, 2014

Question of the Day: EXPO Wednesday

How has social media positively and negatively impacted your agency?


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.


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.


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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