Topic : Transportation for America

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17 public transit projects still awaiting $1.4B from Feds

Government Issues| August 22, 2018

Authorities in these cities have been counting on federal dollars to move ahead with planning and construction.

New Flyer signs onto Shared Mobility Principles for Livable Cities pact

Mobility| April 25, 2018

The commitment makes New Flyer the first bus manufacturer in the world to sign on.

Government Issues| June 20, 2013

Report: 67,000 U.S. bridges 'structurally deficient'

Nearly 8,000 bridges are both structurally deficient and “fracture critical,” meaning they are designed with no redundancy in their key structural components, so that if one fails the bridge could collapse.
Bus| October 20, 2011

T4America releases bridge study

In Los Angeles, for example, an average 396 drivers cross a deficient bridge every second, the study found. "The Fix We're In For: The State of Our Nation's Busiest Bridges," ranks 102 metro areas in three population categories based on the percentage of deficient bridges.
Accessibility| June 15, 2011

Report: Most baby boomers to face poor mobility options

By 2015, more than 15.5 million Americans 65 and older will live in communities where public transportation service is poor or non-existent, a new study shows.
Bus| May 25, 2011

Report chronicles most dangerous pedestrian areas

The report, "Dangerous by Design 2011: Solving the Epidemic of Preventable Pedestrian Deaths," shows how roadway designs promoted by federal investment endanger people on foot.
Bus| May 16, 2011

Report offers Congress cost-effective transit solutions

Outlines seven tools that would significantly improve the nation’s transportation system by reducing future congestion, planning for the future, better utilizing existing capacity and increasing the safety of roads and bridges.
Accessibility| January 20, 2011

Report: Traffic problems rising as economy rebounds

Key findings include a continued rise in congestion and commuter costs, and that public transportation saved travelers 785 million hours of delay, 640 million more gallons of fuel and $19 billion in congestion costs. APTA and T4 America leaders respond.
Accessibility| April 15, 2010

T4 America launches Equity Caucus

Will advocate for new and innovative policies to expand transportation access in disadvantaged areas and ensure that low-income, African-American and Hispanic workers have access to transportation jobs supported by federal investment.
Bus| March 30, 2010

Poll: Americans support public, alternative transportation

Central to the poll's findings was strong support for increased transportation options and accountability for future spending across both geographic areas and political lines.
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