APTA business members rise through the ranks
October 5, 2012
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...
Plans for national rail network splintered
May 18, 2011
American transportation policy is hardly coherent anymore, with projects and policies taking off in different directions.
We weren't always dependent on government
March 31, 2010
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...
Fighting for the transit dollar
March 5, 2010
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...
We need a rail leader now!
January 29, 2010
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...
Is "junking" worth it?
November 11, 2009
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...
How well do you know your customers?
September 24, 2009
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...
Transit playing catch-up
September 3, 2009
Compared to years past, authorities are experiencing a new day in public transportation because of a transit-friendly administration. Stimulus money is...
It's going to be tricky
June 18, 2009
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...
Employment bust is transit's boon
May 29, 2009
A lot of attention is being paid to workforce development by the transit industry. APTA has a put together a blue ribbon task force to study the issues and...