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APTA: 10.7B transit trips taken in 2008

Accessibility| March 9, 2009
Public transportation use is up 38 percent since 1995, a figure that is almost triple the growth rate of the population (14 percent) and up substantially over the growth rate for the vehicle miles traveled (VMT) on U.S. highways (21 percent) for that same period.

APTA: Transit users save $8,500 yearly

Accessibility| March 6, 2009
In addition, commuters who ride public transit to work are now eligible to receive an increase in the monthly transit benefit offered by their employer. The maximum transit benefit is now equal to the parking benefit and increases from $120 to $230 per month.
Accessibility| February 26, 2009

House passes Omnibus bill

Includes $10.231 billion in new budget authority for public transportation — a $740 million increase, or 7.8 percent, over last year’s level, but $106 million less than the level authorized in SAFETEA-LU.
Accessibility| February 5, 2009

A Call to Action for Transit

$1 billion of stimulus investment in transportation infrastructure supports 28,000 jobs. $12 billion in new transit funding would create more than 330,000 new jobs.
Accessibility| February 5, 2009

Stimulus, reauthorization hot topics at APTA BMBG meeting

Other topics included sustainability and workforce development initiatives; public-private partnerships; and a session on the impact of the current economic conditions on the transit industry.
Accessibility| January 28, 2009

Pending Economic Recovery Bill amendment would add $3 billion for transit

The amendment would appropriate an additional $1.5 billion for transit formula funding and $1.5 billion for the New Starts program.
Rail| January 15, 2009

Rail group forms to advocate investment

OneRail Coalition, brings passenger and freight rail stakeholders together for the first time, to bridge the goals of expanding intercity and commuter passenger and rail options across the country.
Bus| January 8, 2009

Transit agencies in financial straits over AIG collapse

Many of the Silo/Lilo deals that AIG insured included buses or railcars, which transit agencies sold to investors, providing a much-needed cash boost.
Accessibility| January 7, 2009

APTA: Transit users still save $8,300-plus yearly

Even with gas prices $1.378 lower than last year, the report calculates the monthly savings for public transit users at $697 per month based on today’s gas price of $1.727 as reported by AAA.
Rail| December 8, 2008

APTA: Transit ridership spikes despite lower gas prices

Third quarter's 6.5 percent transit ridership increase continues the trend of more and more Americans turning to public transportation in record numbers, according to APTA.

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