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APTA business members rise through the ranks

Many APTA business members have no idea of the unusual significance of Michael Melaniphy being selected to be the president of the association. Why is it so gra...

Plans for national rail network splintered

American transportation policy is hardly coherent anymore, with projects and policies taking off in different directions.

We weren't always dependent on government

While we are all enamored with the current surge in redeveloping passenger rail, here is something to ponder. In the mid-19th century, we discovered that hauli...

Fighting for the transit dollar

The amount of money being talked about to improve and upgrade passenger rail in the U.S. has grabbed a lot of the attention away from public transportation's ne...

We need a rail leader now!

In a previous blog, I talked about the revival of passenger rail transportation. If there is going to be a long awaited interest and growth in this part of the ...

Is "junking" worth it?

We just got over “junk your car” rebates by the federal administration, now it’s “junk the bus.” This program makes sense in terms of the environment, since “ju...

How well do you know your customers?

I recently read a story about a transit CEO who has made it a habit to ride a bus on a different route every week to learn customer’s opinions about their servi...

Transit playing catch-up

Compared to years past, authorities are experiencing a new day in public transportation because of a transit-friendly administration. Stimulus money is apparent...

It's going to be tricky

The public transportation industry is awakening to a new outlook on their future role in transit. Instead of making a wish list of capital plans, dreams are bec...

Employment bus is transit's boon

Much attention is being paid to workforce development by the transit industry. APTA has put together a blue ribbon task force to study the issues and make recom...

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