Sustainability

Ed Begley, Jr. addresses APTA Expo

Posted on October 5, 2008

[IMAGE]begley-f.jpg[/IMAGE] Ed Begley, Jr., actor and activist, addressed the APTA Expo audience, discussing what he has done to lead a greener lifestyle, and advising on various actions that transit authorities can take to make their operations greener and more popular.

While he urged transit agencies to pursue new technology, he also added that common sense played a large part in conserving energy. He also pointed out the importance of transit agencies ensuring they can meet the resulting demand. “It’s a delicate balance. Be ready to continue to grow.”

Begley, Jr. also suggested that transit operators try doing more to accommodate bike riders, such as providing easy-to-use bike racks in stations and working with local bike coalitions to pinpoint what has worked in the past. He added that he wanted to help the public transportation industry change its image in films to a more positive one, agreeing with audience members that commented that a more positive portrayal of transit is necessary.

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