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Stimulus, reauthorization hot topics at APTA BMBG meeting

Accessibility| February 5, 2009
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.

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

Accessibility| January 28, 2009
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.
Management & Operations| December 4, 2008

APTA: Transit users still save $8,400-plus annually

Report calculates monthly savings for public transit users at $701 per month based on today’s gas price of $1.803 as reported by AAA.
Bus| December 1, 2008

APTF: 20 years of giving back

The ultimate goal of the APTF is to increase and retain the number of young professionals entering the public transportation field as a career in order to sustain growth and improvement throughout the industry.
Accessibility| October 29, 2008

APTA urges Congress: pass transit funding stimulus

Testifying before the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, APTA Chair Dr. Beverly Scott, who is also GM/CEO of the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA), said that APTA has just completed a new survey that identified more than $8 billion in “ready-to-go” projects from 170 public transit systems that could start within 90 days of federal funding being made available.

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