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Toronto Transit Commission wins APTA's top transit agency award

Management & Operations| June 27, 2017

Named Outstanding Public Transportation System for 2017, the TTC last won the award in 1986.

APTA announces annual rail safety award winners

Security and Safety | June 12, 2017

The Rail Safety & Security Excellent Awards recognizes exceptional safety and security programs for rail systems in North America.

Management & Operations| May 31, 2017

Profile: Joel Volinski, Director, National Center for Transportation Research

When Joel Volinski accepted a job as the interim director of Florida’s Broward County Transit Agency in 1983, he had never ridden on a public transit bus. “Here I was, the person who knew less about the subject than anyone, and suddenly I was directing the biggest agency in county government,” he tells me, leaning back in his leather chair. “So you have to have a sense of humor, and you have to be kind of a quick study.”

Management & Operations| January 30, 2017

Mass Transit users can save $9,738 annually, says APTA report

The savings are based on the cost of commuting by public transportation compared to the cost of owning and driving a vehicle.

Bus| November 23, 2016

New Maintenance Forum, Expanded Product Showcase Bolster BusCon 2016

The event, held at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis Sept. 19 to 21, featured an expanded show floor and educational sessions touching on everything from electric buses to how to implement a succession plan.

Management & Operations| September 14, 2016

APTA announces new executive committee, board of directors

The new APTA chair is Doran J. Barnes, executive director, Foothill Transit, West Covina, Calif. Barnes, who is the executive director for the system succeeds Valarie J. McCall.

Government Issues| September 13, 2016

$200 billion of public transportation ballot initiatives at stake

Public transit leaders came together to discuss ballot measures across the country.The press conference was held at the APTA 2016 Annual Meeting held in Los Angeles.

Management & Operations| August 23, 2016

HDR's Schneider Honored by APTA

Michael Schneider was named Outstanding Public Transportation Business Member for 2016.

Bus| August 19, 2016

CTA Wins 2016 APTA Innovation Award for Ventra Mobile App

The Ventra Mobile App provides one-stop convenience for transit riders who travel on CTA’s “L” trains or buses, Pace buses or Metra commuter trains – enabling the transit rider to plan, manage and pay for their journeys.

Management & Operations| August 15, 2016

Minn. Metro Transit honored as 2016 'System of the Year'

Those accomplishments include growing ridership, expanding access, advances in sustainability and overall success in system safety. Metro Transit was selected among agencies from across North America that provide more than 20 million annual passenger trips.

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