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Categories: Technology, Rail, Accessibility, Sustainability, Bus, Government Issues, Management & Operations
APTA 'encouraged' by infrastructure proposal in SOTU, but concerned

"A strong federal investment in public transportation needs to be preserved and increased, not cut," says APTA President/CEO Skoutelas.

https://www.metro-magazine.com/government-issues/news/728306/apta-encouraged-by-infrastructure-mention-in-sotu-but-concerned
Categories: Rail, Sustainability, Bus

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...

https://www.metro-magazine.com/bus/news/283293/apta-transit-users-save-8-6k-yearly
Categories: Rail, Accessibility, Sustainability, Bus, Government Issues
APTA's Capitol Hill forum addresses benefits of public transportation investment

The forum comes as Trump's proposed budget would cut the US DOT's budget by $2.4 billion and severely impact the Capital Investment Grants and TIGER...

https://www.metro-magazine.com/government-issues/news/722176/apta-capitol-hill-forum-addresses-benefits-of-public-transportation-investment
Categories: Technology, Rail, Accessibility, University, Sustainability, Bus, Government Issues, Management & Operations, Shuttle
President signs appropriations bill that includes $13.5B for FTA programs

APTA President/CEO Paul Skoutelas said that in passing the bill, "Congress has preserved the strong federal partnership with states and communities that...

https://www.metro-magazine.com/government-issues/news/729068/president-signs-appropriations-bill-that-includes-13-5b-for-fta-programs
Categories: Rail, Accessibility, University, Sustainability, Bus, Government Issues, Management & Operations
APTA Bus & Paratransit Show opener touts successes, urges fed outreach

Industry’s ability to share the facts with congressional leaders to help them understand how much impact public transportation investment can have...

https://www.metro-magazine.com/government-issues/news/722348/apta-touts-successes-urges-bus-paratransit-show-attendees-to-brace-for-future
Categories: Rail, University, Sustainability, Bus, Government Issues, Management & Operations, Security and Safety
Both parties address infrastructure funding — poorly

I wrote last time that, once again, everyone agrees that funding for infrastructure must be increased but disagree on how to pay for it. Since then, both...

https://www.metro-magazine.com/government-issues/article/714813/both-parties-address-infrastructure-funding-poorly
Categories: Rail, Accessibility, University, Motorcoach, Sustainability, Bus, Government Issues, Management & Operations, Security and Safety
68% of Americans want more transit spending, study says

Survey also found that nearly 74% of Americans support the use of tax dollars for creating, expanding, and improving public transportation options in their...

https://www.metro-magazine.com/accessibility/news/292471/68-of-americans-want-more-transit-spending-study-says
Categories: Accessibility, Sustainability, Bus, Management & Operations
BAE Systems’ Maddox to retire after 43 years in industry

John Maddox has been BAE Systems’ regional sales manager, transit, for western North America and the southern states for  nearly 10 years.

https://www.metro-magazine.com/sustainability/news/715340/bae-systems-maddox-to-retire-after-43-years-in-industry
Categories: Rail, Accessibility, Motorcoach, Sustainability, Bus, Government Issues, Management & Operations
U.S. commuters waste 7 billion hours sitting in traffic, report says

Washington, D.C. tops the list of gridlock-plagued cities, with 82 hours of delay per commuter, followed by Los Angeles (80 hours), San Francisco (78...

https://www.metro-magazine.com/sustainability/news/295190/u-s-commuters-waste-7-billion-hours-sitting-in-traffic-report-says
Categories: Rail, Accessibility, Sustainability, Bus, Government Issues, Management & Operations, Security and Safety , Shuttle
Senate confirms Batory as FRA administrator

Additionally, it was announced that Thelma Drake has been nominated to be administrator of the Federal Transit Administration.

https://www.metro-magazine.com/government-issues/news/728541/senate-confirms-batory-as-fra-administrator


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