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Five Questions-APTA Chair Flora Castillo

Accessibility| February 13, 2013
Officially became the 2012-2013 chair of the American Public Transportation Association (APTA) at the start of the APTA Annual Meeting last October in Seattle. Castillo, APTA’s first Latina chair, is a member of the New Jersey Transit (NJ Transit) board of directors, having been appointed by former Gov. Christine Todd Whitman in 1999, and reappointed by three different governors.

APTA: Public transit users save $9,700 yearly

Bus| July 26, 2012
Savings are based on the cost of commuting by public transportation, compared to the cost of owning and driving a vehicle, which includes the July 24 average national gas price ($3.48 per gallon- reported by AAA) and the national unreserved monthly parking rate.
Rail| July 11, 2012

World Congress on High-Speed Rail meets in Philly

This is the first time that the World Congress on High-Speed Rail has come to the U.S. About 1,000 attendees from 37 countries are expected to attend.
Rail| July 10, 2012

APTA: Investing in U.S. high-speed rail to net $26.4B

Association’s report says that the net benefits will extend over the next 40 years, as the population grows by more than 100 million people, according to the U.S. Census.
Bus| August 11, 2011

APTA: Public transit users save $9,956 annually

Report numbers show a substantial increase over this time last year, as gas prices have risen nearly $.86 a gallon.
Bus| August 11, 2011

Web Extra: Carbon reduction, culture change top talk at green conference

From engaging employees to design and international innovations, the conference provided attendees with several options to make their operations greener.
Bus| July 27, 2011

Melaniphy named APTA President/CEO

Michael Melaniphy serves as VP, Public Sector for Motor Coach Industries. Prior to that, he worked at First Group and its predecessor companies, serving as GM for public transit systems in Charlotte, N.C.; Wichita, Kan.; and Hamilton, Ohio.
Mobility| July 14, 2011

APTA: Transit users save $9K yearly

Despite high gas prices and a slow economy Americans who ride public transportation save, on average, $9,968 annually and $831 per month, based on the July 14, 2011 average national gas price of $3.66 per gallon.
Motorcoach| May 23, 2011

MCI debuts new fleet monitoring technology

Will unveil the ACTIA Smart Power Multiplex System on its 2011 MCI Commuter Coach at the American Public Transportation Association’s 2011 Bus & Paratransit Conference May 22 to 25 in Memphis, Tenn. The system is now standard on all new MCI D-Series models equipped with 2010 engine technology.
Rail| May 17, 2011

APTA, partners to host international high-speed rail conference

The 8th World Congress on High-Speed Rail will take place in Philadelphia from July 11 to 13, 2012. The event will bring together both the public and private sectors to provide insight and best practices for implementing high-speed rail projects at every stage – from planning, financing and construction to operations and management.

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