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SEPTA wins Roadeo Grand Champion Award

Bus| May 9, 2013
The honor recognizes the system with the highest combined bus operator and maintenance team combined score. Los Angeles' Metro team took second place.

Question of the Day: How do you deal with paratransit demand?

Accessibility| May 7, 2013
Transit agency leaders answered this question and whether their systems are seeing an overall boost in ridership this year.

METRO Profile: Michael Melaniphy

APTA's President/CEO discusses the best piece of advice he's received, greatest challenge and more.
Accessibility| May 7, 2013

Transitional program alleviates paratransit demand, cuts costs

Riverside Transit Agency’s travel training program is effectively steering a growing number of customers away from its costly Dial-A-Ride service as well as saving the agency money along the way.
Bus| May 6, 2013

Question of the Day: What if you weren't in transit?

Transit agency executives tell us what they would be doing If they didn’t have a career in transit.
Bus| May 6, 2013

IndyGo growth continues with new services

Ridership has slowly grown from just over eight million in 2009 to 10.2 million in 2012, with that growth continuing or holding reasonably steady over the first few months of 2013.
Accessibility| April 29, 2013

GAS converts ARBOC low-floor shuttle bus

The Spirit of Mobility low-floor shuttle bus will be showcased in the ARBOC booth at the 2013 APTA Conference in Indianapolis, May 5 to 8.
June 8, 2012

Bus Stop Placement, Pros and Cons

While at the coffee bar, I was approached by a transit professional who asked where I thought it was safer to place bus stops, at the nearside or farside of an intersection? We agreed that agencies, over the years for safety reasons, have been favoring the farside bus stops as opposed to the nearside stops.
Rail| June 4, 2012

FRA chief touts U.S. vision at APTA rail conference

When speaking about President Obama’s investments in high-speed and intercity passenger rail, Administrator Joseph C. Szabo discussed how 32 states are now moving ahead with 153 rail-development projects, with 44 projects in 16 states, representing close to $3 billion in federal funding, currently under way or set to break ground and other projects coming in on time and on budget.
Accessibility| May 17, 2012

2012 APTA Bus & Paratransit Conference show highlights: Part 2

The final day featured info-packed sessions on coordinating paratransit service, sustainability, technology, a lively show floor and interactive safety sessions.

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