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Recession Creates High Anxiety for Transit Workforce

Bus| June 4, 2009
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.

Transit Taps Resources to Enhance Emergency Response Role

Bus| June 4, 2009
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.
Bus| May 28, 2009

TCRP releases project delivery report

In cooperation with the Transportation Research Board and the Federal Transit Administration, APTA provides free TCRP reports based on annually submitted industry problem statements.
Accessibility| May 28, 2009

D.C. Metro’s Catoe named top public transportation manager

The annual Outstanding Public Transportation Manager Award goes to the top manager in North America who has made outstanding contributions to the public transportation industry.
Bus| May 12, 2009

CDTA receives FTA ridership award

Ridership increased 8 percent from fiscal year 2007 to 2008, 11 percent from 2008 to 2009 and 21 percent between 2006 and 2009.
Bus| May 8, 2009

LA Metro wins top APTA Roadeo award

Grand Champion award recognizes the bus operator and maintenance team that has the highest combined score.
Bus| May 6, 2009

APTA: Transit users save $8.6K yearly

Based on the cost of parking and the May 5 gas price of $2.079 as reported by AAA, the association’s Transit Savings Report calculates the average savings for public transit users at $724 per month.
Accessibility| May 4, 2009

APTA’s 2009 Bus Safety Awards announced

The APTA Bus Safety Awards recognize public transportation organizations and contractors for their positive safety records and dedication to improving safety.
Accessibility| April 29, 2009

Study: $1B transit investment yields 30,000 jobs

67 percent of the jobs created by capital investment in the public transit industry replaces lost blue-collar jobs with “green jobs” in the public transit sector.

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