How do you change the public's perception?

December 9, 2011
Most of the time when the mainstream media focuses on the motorcoach industry it is negative — it usually has to deal with an accident that injured a host of people, many critically. In an attempt to shift the spotlight this week for being kicked off of an American Airlines flight, Alec Baldwin wrote a blog about the incident, where as a joke he must have thought was funny, he took a shot at Greyhound.

Good news/bad news; just like the basketball strike

November 11, 2011
Being an avid basketball fan, I've had high hopes that an agreement will be reached between the owners and players, only to have them dashed by news that fundamental issues yet to be addressed by the two sides is holding up the start of the season.
September 23, 2011

Is public transit doomed for good?

To mark this week's "Don't X Out Public Transit Day," the American Public Transportation Association (APTA) released a new survey that focused on what the consequences would be on public transportation riders and systems around the country if a House of Representatives-proposed cut of more than one-third of federal funding for public transportation actually took place.
August 12, 2011

Economic situation feels like a bad movie

When I think of the economic situation this country is in, I can't help but to feel like Michael Corleone in "Godfather III" when he says "Just when I thought I was out...they pull me back in!"
June 15, 2011

Either 'Dump the Pump' or make your voice heard

According to a report released this week, more than 15.5 million Americans 65 and older will live in communities where public transportation service is poor or non-existent by 2015, with the number expected to continue to grow rapidly as the baby boom generation continues to age.
May 25, 2011

Is federal transportation funding back at square one?

While working on our annual Consultant Roundtable feature for the July issue, it is apparent that transportation authorization is still an extremely hot topic, as well as one that still has many scratching their heads.
May 11, 2011

Is public transit security tough enough?

Yesterday, U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer proposed "no-ride" lists for U.S. domestic trains, similar to the no-fly lists used in aviation, following intelligence discovered at Osama bin Laden's hideout in Pakistan.
April 13, 2011

California: The last hope for high-speed rail

It would be nice to not have to discuss federal funding for a change. I mean, wouldn't you like to wake up one day just knowing that there is a high-speed rail system on its way or that your bus or train was going to be at its stop or station instead of being cut? Yeah, me too.
March 25, 2011

What is best for motorcoach safety: Science or politics?

In the wake of the bus crash earlier this month in New York, there is a wave of support growing to pass legislation reintroduced by Senators Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) and Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-Texas) on the fourth anniversary of the Bluffton (Ohio) University baseball team bus crash that killed seven in Atlanta.
March 16, 2011

Would growing ridership hurt or hinder transit agencies?

In a study released earlier this week, the American Public Transportation Association (APTA) predicted that public transportation ridership would grow to record numbers as gasoline prices continue to spike.

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