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Report: Expanding public transit lowers GHG emissions

Sustainability| July 28, 2009
According to the EPA, emissions have had the fastest growth in the transportation sector, with 28 percent of the United States' total GHG emissions coming from transportation.

APTA: PT saves individuals $9,137 annually

Mobility| July 10, 2009
Transit riders can save, on average, $761 per month, according to this month's report. The savings amount is based on the cost of the national averages for parking and driving, as well as the July 9 national average gas price of $2.58 per gallon for self-serve regular gasoline, as reported by AAA.
Accessibility| June 30, 2009

APTA: more transit investment needed in climate bill

Per the bill, states can use less than 1 percent of emission allowances to fulfill matching requirements to receive federal funds for projects such as building new subway lines or acquiring new clean fuel buses.
Rail| June 30, 2009

D.C. Metro investigates train collision cause

Contacted experts in the field of track signaling to conduct an independent review. Other actions include staff realignment; shifting the position of the 1000-series cars; and operating all trains manually.
Bus| June 19, 2009

House T&I Committee lay out $500B reauth proposal

Proposal does not address, however, where increased revenues will come from to finance the program. This portion of the legislation must be developed by the House Committee on Ways & Means, which is expected to act at a later date.
Bus| June 18, 2009

APTA: riders who ‘Dump the Pump’ save $9K yearly

The release of the June Transit Savings Report coincides with National Dump the Pump Day. Dump the Pump Day, held on June 18, is intended to encourage people to ride public transportation to save money and protect the environment.
Bus| June 15, 2009

APTA : 9 of 10 systems to raise fares, cut service

Report is based on a survey of 98 APTA transit system members representing more than one-half of the nation's transit riders, and includes 10 of the top 15 agencies in terms of annual ridership.
Bus| June 4, 2009

Recession Creates High Anxiety for Transit Workforce

Layoffs, salary freezes and other cutbacks have battered morale at many transit systems. Open communication and investment in workforce development are key to keeping staff engaged and focused on the future.
Bus| June 4, 2009

Transit Taps Resources to Enhance Emergency Response Role

The development and execution of a comprehensive transit emergency response plan can be optimized by training all levels of personnel, participating in practice exercises, and pursuing local and federal resources.
Bus| June 4, 2009

Credit crisis impacting transit

If fear overtakes that trust, and we fail to deliver, then the wrath we will face will make the current crisis seem mild.

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