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APTA: Transit users save $10,230 annually

Bus| May 12, 2011
Since last month, gas prices rose another 14 cents, allowing transit riders to save an additional $10 this month. Gas prices have risen nearly $1 since the beginning of 2011, making annual transit saving $115 higher this month, compared to last.

APTA applauds federal high-speed rail investment

Rail| May 10, 2011
President William A. Millar said that the $2 billion that the FRA distributed to several states across the U.S. will help move forward projects already under way, and create thousands of jobs.
Bus| May 4, 2011

SamTrans awarded for sustainability efforts

APTA honored the agency with a bronze level recognition award for its commitment to sustainability. SamTrans’ Sustainability Program is spearheaded by employee volunteers who work on projects and policies that demonstrate sustainability in action, such as switching to energy-efficient lighting, using double-sided printing and changing to single stream recycling.
Accessibility| April 14, 2011

APTA: Public transit users save money, beat higher gas prices

The latest “Transit Savings Report” shows that, since gas prices have risen more than 30 cents a gallon in each of the last two months and nearly 80 cents since the beginning of the year, transit riders are able to reap the largest amount of savings in nearly three years.
Accessibility| April 13, 2011

APTA: Reduced investment in transit will cut job growth

President William A. Millar said that the funding reductions made to public transportation and high-speed rail are troublesome, since these investments are catalysts to create jobs, and untimely, due to the recent sharp rise in gas prices.
Accessibility| April 7, 2011

APTA: House budget proposal would cut jobs, transit options

President William Millar told the House of Representatives that transit reductions of 30 percent or more outlined in the FY 2012 budget proposal by House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-WI) would halt thousands projects needed in the years ahead. He added that while transportation programs account for less than 3 percent of the federal budget, they support or create more than 2.5 million jobs annually.
Mobility| March 30, 2011

APTA: Congress must support transit, remove funding barriers

President William A. Millar called on Congressional leaders to pass a well-funded six-year multimodal surface transportation bill, and eliminate burdensome requirements and approval processes in the New Starts program.
Accessibility| January 20, 2011

Report: Traffic problems rising as economy rebounds

Key findings include a continued rise in congestion and commuter costs, and that public transportation saved travelers 785 million hours of delay, 640 million more gallons of fuel and $19 billion in congestion costs. APTA and T4 America leaders respond.
Bus| November 9, 2010

APTA: PT saves $9,515 annually

The Association calculates the average cost of taking public transit by determining the average monthly transit pass of local public transit agencies across the country. This information is based on the annual APTA fare collection survey and is weighted based on ridership (unlinked passenger trips).
Bus| November 4, 2010

APTA: 73 percent of transit ballot measures pass

Fourteen states approved 22 measures out of 30 state and local public transportation-related ballot initiatives, authorizing nearly $500 million over the next five years.

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