2015 APTA Individual Award Winners
October 5, 2015
A look at this year's individual APTA Award Winners announced at this week's Annual Meeting in San Francisco.
Jerome “Jerry” Premo, principal, Premo Partnerships, and former Metra board member and Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) executive Elonzo “Lonnie” Hill are the newest inductees into APTA’s Hall of Fame. Premo was with AECOM for 20-plus years of his nearly 50-year career
Time Running Out for Commuter Rail Positive Train Control Fix
October 5, 2015
There are currently 23 commuter railroads operating in the U.S. and only 29% of them are targeting to complete installation of positive train control technology (PTC) by the federally mandated deadline of Dec. 31, 2015, according to the American Public Transportation Association (APTA). Full implementation of PTC for all commuter lines is projected by 2020.
PTC technology is designed
Valley Metro's Banta to represent APTA on UITP board
August 11, 2015
Stephen Banta, CEO of the Phoenix-based Valley Metro, was elected to serve on the policy board of the International Association of Public Transport (UITP) as a representative of the American Public Transportation Association (APTA) for the 2015-2017 term.
UITP is an international organization for public transportation authorities and operators, policy and decision makers, scientific
Melaniphy talks PTC, workforce development and more
October 5, 2015
Every year, the APTA Annual Meeting brings together public transportation leaders to engage in discussions about key topics impacting their operations. METRO asked APTA President/CEO Michael Melaniphy to weigh in on some of these hot-button topics, including positive train control, workforce development and what he thinks of ridesharing services.
METRO: With so many rail systems projected
Photos: APTA Bus & Paratransit Bus Showcase
May 6, 2015
A look at some of the buses on display at the APTA Bus & Paratransit Bus Showcase held in Fort Worth, Texas in May. Companies include BYD, CCW, Proterra, New Flyer, ElDorado National and more.
HART's Grabauskas added to UITP policy board
August 12, 2015
Daniel A. Grabauskas, executive director/CEO of the Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation, has been named to represent the U.S. and North America on the policy board of the International Association of Public Transport (UITP) as a representative of the American Public Transportation Association (APTA) for the 2015-2017 term.
UITP is an international organization for public
APTA: Public transit users save $9,472 annually
August 21, 2015
A person can save an average of $9,472 per year when using public transportation to commute instead of a car, according to the American Public Transportation Association's (APTA) August Transit Savings Report — a savings of more than $789 every month.
The savings are based on the cost of commuting by public transportation compared with the cost of owning and driving a vehicle, including
2014 Women In Transportation: Petra Mollet
October 16, 2014
Petra Mollet, the chief of staff for the American Public Transportation Association (APTA), didn’t plan for a career in the transportation industry. Her ambition, instead, laid in journalism, with her interests seeded by her studies in international relations and sustainability.
The Belgium-native came to the U.S. in her youth, but returned to Brussels after her studies and landed her first
Practicum focuses on innovative funding, financing solutions
July 23, 2014
Hundreds of professionals from both the public and private sector gathered in Montreal for the International Practicum on Innovative Transit Funding & Financing — an in-depth, hands-on, and interactive workshop exploring new and non-traditional funding and financing tools for public transportation agencies.
The event was hosted by the American Public Transportation Association (APTA
APTA EXPO 2014 Show Floor Highlights
December 23, 2014
A look at some of the products on the EXPO 2014 show floor in Houston.