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Mobility Ventures donates wheelchair-accessible MV-1 to Fort Worth charity

Accessibility| May 5, 2015

The event, held in conjunction with APTA's 2015 Bus & Paratransit Conference, recognized Catholic Charities Fort Worth for its dedication to providing service to those in need, according to the company. 

APTA lauds 'Stand Up' Campaign, Expects Short-Term Fed Funding Fix

Government Issues| May 5, 2015

FTA Acting Administrator Therese McMillan highlighted a few programs that have been created to help fill the needs of the industry, including the FTA’s Ladders of Opportunity initiative, which made available $100 million in grants for transit agencies to modernize and expand transit bus service specifically for the purpose of connecting disadvantaged and low-income individuals, veterans, seniors, youths, and others with local workforce training, employment centers, healthcare and other vital services.

Bus| May 8, 2014

Philadelphia's SEPTA crowned Roadeo Grand Champion

The 39th International Bus Roadeo was held in conjunction to APTA’s Bus & Paratransit Show in Kansas City, Mo., this week.

Ridership, industry visibility touted at APTA Conference

Ridership and increased funding for public transportation were major themes as APTA’s Bus & Paratransit Conference kicked off with its Opening General Session at the Kansas City Convention Center on Sunday.
Accessibility| May 6, 2014

Altro Transflor introduces line of wood-look flooring options

The new Altro Transflor Wood Safety line is hard-wearing and usable in many types of bus applications. It was redesigned for an even more authentic look and is still stain-resistant and easy to maintain.
Bus| May 6, 2014

Transit Executive Profile: KCATA GM, Mark Huffer

The GM/CEO of the Kansas City Area Transportation Authority answers our questionnaire, telling us what his greatest daily challenge is and what he likes to do for fun.
Accessibility| May 5, 2014

Question of the Day: How is social media making an impact at your agency?

We asked transit agency leaders: How social media is making an impact their agencies?
Rail| June 5, 2013

SEPTA team wins APTA Rail Roadeo

The Rail Transit Team Achievement Award is given to the system with the highest rail operator and maintainer team combined score. The winning team members were Rob Brooks, Don Chakov, Nicholas Baldassarre, Adrian Mapp and Sharon Mapp.
Bus| May 29, 2013

Allison Transmission hosts APTA 2013 Bus Roadeo

An Allison-equipped hybrid test vehicle was used in the 12-meter bus competition, characterized by APTA as the “ultimate test of a bus operator’s driving skills.”
May 10, 2013

My APTA Bus Roadeo Experience

Driving a bus never looked easy. Living in California and being stuck in my car as much as I am, I’ve always had tremendous respect for the men and women who operate buses on a daily basis. So, when the call came that I would get my shot to drive in Sunday’s APTA Bus Roadeo, I was both excited and nervous.

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