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Copper wire thefts hinder rail services

Copper wire thefts hinder rail services

Metal scavengers have stolen copper wires from SEPTA's tracks. The agency is spending up to $500,000 yearly to repair and replace the damaged equipment.

June 15, 2012

Women in leadership share advice

Women in leadership share advice

We asked a few successful women in top positions in transportation to give advice to other women — and men — who are trying to move up in their careers. Here are their responses.

December 6, 2013

Light Rail Openings Boon to Ridership, Growth

Light Rail Openings Boon to Ridership, Growth

This past summer saw three new light rail lines open in Dallas, Portland, Ore. and Seattle. With significant community support each city had successful rollouts, greater ridership than originally anticipated and voters are asking for more.

November 10, 2009

Valley Metro music video campaign educates, entertains riders

Valley Metro music video campaign educates, entertains riders

Valley Metro's online music video campaign, "Valley Metro Notes," consists of 11 songs from six local bands, showing in an entertaining way how to use the transit system. The campaign is geared toward high school, college students and older, with the caveat of not alienating any other demographic.

April 26, 2011

Millennials weigh in on transit's future

Millennials weigh in on transit's future

Two of APTA’s Early Career Program participants discuss their experiences with transit and what the industry needs to do to replenish its workforce and draw young talent to its ranks.

December 6, 2013

Transit partners to offer first-, last-mile options

Transit partners to offer first-, last-mile options

In January, Portland, Ore.’s TriMet began offering another transportation option after creating a new joint program with car sharing company Zipcar Inc., while the Fort Worth Transportation Authority (The T) started a nonprofit, Fort Worth Bike Sharing, to make cycling an easy way for riders to fill in the gaps of a trip.

February 21, 2014

Minneapolis' Metro Brings Wind-Powered Rail Travel

Minneapolis' Metro Brings Wind-Powered Rail Travel

Metro Transit bought approximately 71,000 kilowatt hours of wind-generated electricity from energy supplier Xcel Energy’s Windsource program as part of an Earth Day event. This was just one of many components of its Go Greener initiative.

May 22, 2013

Apps Helping to Enhance Riders' Experience

Apps Helping to Enhance Riders' Experience

For the increasing number of customers with smartphones and tablets, safety is enhanced. New features, such as mobile ticketing, crowd-sourced information and even shopping, further improve the ride.

May 22, 2013

Transit Contractors Bring Efficiencies, Share Success Stories
Utah creates Google Glass transit tracking app
Workshop broadens transit emergency response awareness

Workshop broadens transit emergency response awareness

Created specifically for communicators, APTA's Marketing and Communications Workshop Crisis Communications session, held in Miami in February, walked attendees through a scenario consisting of three incidents.

April 18, 2012

2013 Women In Transportation: Kristen Joyner

2013 Women In Transportation: Kristen Joyner

Like many other transit professionals, Kristen Joyner fell into public transportation while looking to change careers. Born in El Dorado, Ark., and growing up in a family of teachers, she taught piano and music classes and majored in voice and piano at Arkansas Tech University. Her goal was a career in music therapy.

September 24, 2013

Montreal transit app rewards riders with personalized offers
Transit systems work to preserve trees along rail lines

Transit systems work to preserve trees along rail lines

Transit systems planning rail lines, such as Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation and California’s Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit, are working with their communities to preserve trees in the paths of proposed routes.

May 29, 2014

APTA Expo 2014 to highlight livable communities, international practices
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