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ABA: Private commercial bus most cost-effective mode

Bus| April 27, 2011
Study found that private sector commercial bus operators received $0.10 per passenger trip, while Amtrak received $57.04 per passenger trip; private sector commercial air received $6.35 per passenger trip; and publicly funded mass transit received $0.95 per passenger trip.

U.S. DOT’s video series highlights United Streetcar

Rail| April 12, 2011
The series, “Transporting America,” explores how investments in roadways, runways and railways are preparing America for the future and creating economic opportunities today. United Streetcar has developed and built streetcars with the highest percentage of American parts and labor in more than 50 years.
Bus| March 7, 2011

Urban Mapping adds public transportation data

Critical for site selection, marketing, logistics and other activities, the company's public transport data features highly detailed information about more than 150 public transportation systems in North America.
Accessibility| February 23, 2011

Study names 15 top smart transportation cities

Boston, Jersey City, N.J., and Lincoln, Neb., are three of 15 metropolitan regions named as leaders in transportation innovation and smart transit, according to a new study from the National Resources Defense Council.
Accessibility| February 15, 2011

APTA: Congress budget cuts will jeopardize transit investment

President William A. Millar said that proposed cuts to public transportation and high-speed rail made by the House Appropriations Committee to H.R. 1 will lead to fewer American jobs, fewer safety improvements for public transit users, and will decrease the U.S.’s ability to build for the future.
Accessibility| February 11, 2011

APTA: Transit riders can save $9,682 annually

The latest “Transit Savings Report” notes that by living with one less car and riding public transportation, individuals can save, on average, $9,682 annually, and $807 per month based on the February 10, 2011 average national gas price.
January 11, 2011

Is reauthorization on backburner again?

Working on a story for the magazine regarding federal legislation and reauthorization and let's just say I am not filled with optimism. It seems that at this time last year, all the experts expected reauthorization to be somewhere behind health care and climate legislation on the federal government's list of priorities. The long, slow process of getting both of those bills completed has now led to a reconstituted Congress...
Bus| June 16, 2010

APTA, eco-nonprofits partner for Dump the Pump Day

Public awareness day highlights the benefits of public transportation, two of which are saving money and promoting energy independence. More than 120 public transportation systems are participating this year.
Bus| December 9, 2009

APTA: Riding PT saves $9,171 annually

Transit riders can save, on average, $764 per month. The savings amount is based on the cost of the national averages for parking and driving, as well as the December 8 national average gas price of $2.634 per gallon for self-serve regular gasoline as reported by AAA.
Accessibility| November 18, 2009

Ore. man wins APTA "Dump the Pump" video contest

Winner created a high-quality video, which depicts a familiar scene of a woman dumping a significant other. In this scene, however, she is leaving the gas pump behind for a more attractive suitor — her local public transit system.

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