U.S. Reps. honored for distinguished service

U.S. Reps. Bill Shuster (R-PA), Dan Lipinski (D-IL) and Peter DeFazio (D-OR) are all receiving APTA’s Distinguished Service Award.

Public transit users reduce crash risk by more than 90%, APTA study says

In the study, “The Hidden Traffic Safety Solution: Public Transportation,” authors reveal that transit-oriented communities are five times safer because they have about one-fifth the per capita traffic casualty rate (fatalities and injuries) as automobile-oriented communities.

FTA announces $211M in grants for new buses, facilities to improve bus service

Sixty one projects in 41 states, the Virgin Islands, and Indian Country will receive a share of nearly $211 million to replace, rehabilitate, and purchase transit buses and related equipment, and construct bus-related facilities.

Bureau of Transportation Statistics releases first ever national transit map data

The national, openly available map of fixed-guideway and fixed-route transit service in America will allow the U.S. DOT to demonstrate the importance and role of transit in American society and to identify and address gaps in access to public transportation.

High CEO pay linked to lower approval ratings, study says

The study, conducted by Glassdoor, a jobs and recruitment marketplace, looks at large, publicly traded companies in the U.S. and reveals the factors that ultimately drive employee perception of CEOs.

Medical providers partner with ridehailing services for patient transport

For Medicaid patients, transportation for non-emergency medical visits are covered, although the extent of reimbursement depends on state rules.

Final Buy America policy issued for phased increase of domestic content

Under the FTA final policy guidance, the Buy America domestic content requirements for transit rolling stock procurements for railcars and buses will be based on the scheduled delivery date of the first production vehicle.

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