American Public Transportation Association

American Public Transportation Association The American Public Transportation Association (APTA) is a nonprofit international association with 1,500 members engaged in areas of public transit.

The American Public Transportation Association (APTA) is a nonprofit international association of 1,500 public and private member organizations, engaged in the areas of bus, paratransit, light rail, commuter rail, subways, waterborne services, and intercity and high-speed rail. This includes: transit systems; planning, design, construction, and finance firms; product and service providers; academic institutions; transit associations and state departments of transportation. More than 90 percent of the people using public transportation in the United States and Canada are served by APTA member systems.

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"People vaccinated at the Metropolitan Transportation Authority - MTA rail and subway locations can get a free seven-day...
05/11/2021
New York will offer vaccines at some subway stops through a pilot program.

"People vaccinated at the Metropolitan Transportation Authority - MTA rail and subway locations can get a free seven-day MetroCard or two free one-way tickets for the MTA LIRR or MTA Metro-North Railroad," reports The New York Times.

The state will offer free subway and rail tickets as an incentive, joining a broader nationwide push to speed up the flagging pace of vaccinations.

05/06/2021

Infrastructure is not a partisan issue—it’s an American priority. Our country cannot wait any longer to rebuild and modernize our infrastructure. Tell Congress: pass comprehensive infrastructure legislation by the Fourth of July. #BuildByThe4th

https://www.uschamber.com/lets-rebuild-america

APTA is a proud coalition partner with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce on the effort to #BuildByThe4th.

Starting in 50 minutes is APTA's new Kaleidoscope webinar series on elevating equity, diversity, inclusion, and belongin...
05/06/2021

Starting in 50 minutes is APTA's new Kaleidoscope webinar series on elevating equity, diversity, inclusion, and belonging in public transit > https://conta.cc/3uvfzCU

This APTAU webinar series is presented by Jacobs Engineering Group Inc.

Starting in 50 minutes is APTA's new Kaleidoscope webinar series on elevating equity, diversity, inclusion, and belonging in public transit > https://conta.cc/3uvfzCU

This APTAU webinar series is presented by Jacobs Engineering Group Inc.

More RTS - Regional Transit Service & RTS Transit Center buses will be reassigned to provide 15-minute headways on the m...
05/05/2021
Big changes coming to RTS bus system, including 'on-demand' services

More RTS - Regional Transit Service & RTS Transit Center buses will be reassigned to provide 15-minute headways on the most frequently-used #transit routes, and on-demand shuttles will step-up to serve areas with less ridership.

Via 13 WHAM ABC

ROCHESTER, NY (WHAM) -- A new on-demand shuttle aims to end the days of waiting at a bus stop for a ride. It's all part of "Reimagine RTS. " “That is a game-changer. It’s like Uber and Lyft for public transit," said Bill Carpenter, the CEO for RTS. He says RTS has been planning the chang...

Registration is now open for the virtual 2021 APTA-UITP Rail Conference!Join us June 8-9, to discuss important public tr...
05/05/2021

Registration is now open for the virtual 2021 APTA-UITP Rail Conference!

Join us June 8-9, to discuss important public transit topics as rail systems start to emerge from the pandemic and plan for a changed world > https://conta.cc/2PTLcak

#APTArail21UITP is presented by HNTB.

Registration is now open for the virtual 2021 APTA-UITP Rail Conference!

Join us June 8-9, to discuss important public transit topics as rail systems start to emerge from the pandemic and plan for a changed world > https://conta.cc/2PTLcak

#APTArail21UITP is presented by HNTB.

“The public transportation industry strongly supports Senator Chuck Schumer’s and U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown’s efforts t...
05/04/2021
Majority Leader Schumer And Chairman Brown Unveil New Clean Transit For America Plan To Replace Nation’s Polluting Buses With Clean Buses | Senate Democratic Leadership

“The public transportation industry strongly supports Senator Chuck Schumer’s and U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown’s efforts to make a game-changing investment in zero-emission buses and charging infrastructure. This forward-thinking investment will spur innovation, clean the air in our communities, and help us address the dramatic impacts of climate change across the nation.” - APTA President and CEO Paul P. Skoutelas https://www.democrats.senate.gov/dsoc/press-releases/majority-leader-schumer-and-chairman-brown-unveil-new-clean-transit-for-america-plan-to-replace-nations-polluting-buses-with-clean-buses

Senate Democratic Leadership

"Last week, President Joe Biden's address to Congress highlighted the administration’s accomplishments in his first 100 ...
05/04/2021
The Connection Between Infrastructure Investment and Environmental and Racial Equity

"Last week, President Joe Biden's address to Congress highlighted the administration’s accomplishments in his first 100 days and described the next challenges that require a national, post-pandemic commitment. As I said in my statement after the speech, it was gratifying to hear the President call for more public transit investment to meet growing mobility demands, expand the economy, and address the climate crisis, which he equated with 'jobs, jobs, jobs!'

"This is a great context to discuss public transit’s support for a major infrastructure package," begins a LinkedIn article by APTA President and CEO Paul P Skoutelas. https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/connection-between-infrastructure-investment-racial-equity-skoutelas/

Last week, President Joe Biden’s address to Congress highlighted the administration’s accomplishments in his first 100 days and described the next challenges that require a national, post-pandemic commitment. As I said in my statement after the speech, it was gratifying to hear the President cal...

"Last week, President Joe Biden's address to Congress highlighted the administration’s accomplishments in his first 100 ...
05/04/2021
The Connection Between Infrastructure Investment and Environmental and Racial Equity

"Last week, President Joe Biden's address to Congress highlighted the administration’s accomplishments in his first 100 days and described the next challenges that require a national, post-pandemic commitment. As I said in my statement after the speech, it was gratifying to hear the President call for more public transit investment to meet growing mobility demands, expand the economy, and address the climate crisis, which he equated with 'jobs, jobs, jobs!'

"This is a great context to discuss public transit’s support for a major infrastructure package," begins a LinkedIn article by APTA President and CEO Paul P Skoutelas. https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/connection-between-infrastructure-investment-racial-equity-skoutelas/

Last week, President Joe Biden’s address to Congress highlighted the administration’s accomplishments in his first 100 days and described the next challenges that require a national, post-pandemic commitment. As I said in my statement after the speech, it was gratifying to hear the President cal...

Brand new public #transit research is out today, covering intelligent transportation systems in headway-based bus servic...
05/03/2021
Intelligent Transportation Systems in Headway-Based Bus Service | Blurbs New | Blurbs | Main

Brand new public #transit research is out today, covering intelligent transportation systems in headway-based bus service. Download the practical solutions for free in #TCRP Synthesis 155.

Federal Transit Administration (FTA) Transportation Research Board

Intelligent transportation systems and, in particular, computer-aided dispatch and automatic vehicle location (CAD/AVL), have become quasi-universal in urban bus operations and support a variety of functions. The TRB Transit Cooperative Research Program's TCRP Synthesis 155: Intelligent Transportati...

“Transit agencies will have to pivot to what this new future might be. Essential workers continue to be transported. But...
05/02/2021
Public transit hopes to win back riders after crushing year

“Transit agencies will have to pivot to what this new future might be. Essential workers continue to be transported. But we need to get the larger workforce back on public transit, not only for our own survival but also to revitalize cities.” - APTA President and CEO Paul P. Skoutelas https://apnews.com/article/coronavirus-government-and-politics-environment-and-nature-politics-lifestyle-56d36574e38cec038f77339ef12076bc

WASHINGTON (AP) — Taking the Los Angeles Metro for his first trip in months, Brad Hudson felt a moment of normalcy when the train rolled into the South Pasadena, California, station, harkening back to his daily commute into LA before the coronavirus pandemic . Then Hudson boarded the train, and re...

We’re looking forward to #EEGlobal Forum 2021, an annual event put on by the Alliance To Save Energy that brings togethe...
04/30/2021
Home - Energy Efficiency Global Forum

We’re looking forward to #EEGlobal Forum 2021, an annual event put on by the Alliance To Save Energy that brings together the world’s top experts in #energyefficiency to explore timely topics, identify emerging trends, and network with peers from dozens of countries. This year, the Forum will be hosted on May 4 virtually. Register: https://eeglobalforum.org/

This Year’s Speakers Include Representative Lisa Blunt Rochester U.S. House of Representatives Bob Hinkle President & CEO, Metrus Energy Adam Procell Chief Strategy Officer, Willdan Representative Peter Welch U.S. House of Representatives Rick Thigpen Senior Vice President – Corporate Citizenshi...

Explore the latest Transit Cooperative Research Program findings, including free reports on The #Transit Analyst Toolbox...
04/30/2021

Explore the latest Transit Cooperative Research Program findings, including free reports on The #Transit Analyst Toolbox, an Update on Public Transportation's Impacts on Greenhouse Gas Emissions, and a Pandemic Playbook for Transportation Agencies > https://conta.cc/3eX5XKP

#TCRP Federal Transit Administration (FTA) Transportation Research Board

Explore the latest Transit Cooperative Research Program findings, including free reports on The #Transit Analyst Toolbox, an Update on Public Transportation's Impacts on Greenhouse Gas Emissions, and a Pandemic Playbook for Transportation Agencies > https://conta.cc/3eX5XKP

#TCRP Federal Transit Administration (FTA) Transportation Research Board

The time is now to make a transformational investment in our national infrastructure. #InvestinTransit
04/30/2021

The time is now to make a transformational investment in our national infrastructure. #InvestinTransit

Metro CEO & General Manager Darryl Haley was honored to participate in today's roundtable discussion with Vice President Kamala Harris to talk about investing in public transit and its impact on our region.

Watch: https://youtu.be/jYVZoWZY_wM

Happy Anniversary, Amtrak! May 1, 2021, marks the Golden Anniversary of Amtrak operations, and the agency is celebrating...
04/30/2021

Happy Anniversary, Amtrak! May 1, 2021, marks the Golden Anniversary of Amtrak operations, and the agency is celebrating the milestone with a special 50th Anniversary virtual event, to include guest speaker President Biden. Tune in!

Mark your calendars, hold on to your conductor hats and get ready to tune in tomorrow, April 30 at 2:30 PM ET, for our 50th anniversary celebration! 🎉

Join us for a special livestream celebration from Philadelphia, PA as we kick off our 50th anniversary featuring remarks from President Joe Biden!

To take part in this historic moment, visit our 50th Anniversary site: https://www.amtrak.com/50th-anniversary

#Amtrak50 #TheFutureRidesWithUs

President Joe Biden's joint address to Congress shines spotlight on much needed public transportation infrastructure inv...
04/29/2021

President Joe Biden's joint address to Congress shines spotlight on much needed public transportation infrastructure investment > https://www.apta.com/news-publications/press-releases/releases/president-bidens-joint-address-to-congress-shines-spotlight-on-much-needed-public-transportation-infrastructure-investment/

President Joe Biden's joint address to Congress shines spotlight on much needed public transportation infrastructure investment > https://www.apta.com/news-publications/press-releases/releases/president-bidens-joint-address-to-congress-shines-spotlight-on-much-needed-public-transportation-infrastructure-investment/

APTA's new Kaleidoscope webinar series launches May 6. This series aims to provide concrete guidance to support APTA mem...
04/28/2021

APTA's new Kaleidoscope webinar series launches May 6. This series aims to provide concrete guidance to support APTA members in taking action on their commitment to #diversity, #equity, and #inclusion.

Register now > https://conta.cc/3u0GZ3r

APTA's new Kaleidoscope webinar series launches May 6. This series aims to provide concrete guidance to support APTA members in taking action on their commitment to #diversity, #equity, and #inclusion.

Register now > https://conta.cc/3u0GZ3r

Get an update on public transportation's positive impact on greenhouse gas emissions, in this new #TCRP research report ...
04/28/2021

Get an update on public transportation's positive impact on greenhouse gas emissions, in this new #TCRP research report https://www.nap.edu/catalog/26103/an-update-on-public-transportations-impacts-on-greenhouse-gas-emissions

Federal Transit Administration (FTA) Transportation Research Board

Did you know a typical transit trip emits 55% fewer greenhouse gas emissions than driving alone? This and other climate facts are highlighted in the Transit Cooperative Research Program (TCRP)’s latest draft report, which analyzes public transportation’s greenhouse gas impacts in 2018 and how communities are investing in #transit as a strategy to cut emissions and strengthen resiliency. TCRP research is sponsored in part by FTA. #EarthDay2021 Transportation Research Board https://bit.ly/3tFvNJl

#EEGlobal Forum 2021 is just a week away! Register now for the Alliance To Save Energy’s virtual event featuring session...
04/28/2021
Home - Energy Efficiency Global Forum

#EEGlobal Forum 2021 is just a week away! Register now for the Alliance To Save Energy’s virtual event featuring sessions on cutting-edge #energyefficiency topics and great networking opportunities. Learn more and register: https://eeglobalforum.org/

This Year’s Speakers Include Representative Lisa Blunt Rochester U.S. House of Representatives Bob Hinkle President & CEO, Metrus Energy Adam Procell Chief Strategy Officer, Willdan Representative Peter Welch U.S. House of Representatives Rick Thigpen Senior Vice President – Corporate Citizenshi...

"On public transit... Republicans are proposing not merely less than President Joe Biden wants; Republicans are actually...
04/27/2021
Opinion | Republicans make Biden an infrastructure offer he has to refuse

"On public transit... Republicans are proposing not merely less than President Joe Biden wants; Republicans are actually proposing to cut public #transit funding to levels below the existing baseline."

The GOP's lowball proposal is even smaller than it first appears once you consider how the accounting is rigged.

Latest #PassengerTransport includes President Joe Biden touring S.C. Proterra Inc. plant, calling for increase in electr...
04/27/2021
Biden Tours Proterra Plant, Calls for Increase in Electric Bus Production

Latest #PassengerTransport includes President Joe Biden touring S.C. Proterra Inc. plant, calling for increase in electric bus production; Republicans offering a counter to Biden's #AmericanJobsPlan #Infrastructure act; the House passing a bill to improve #transit security grants, and more.

04/22/2021

#Publictransit can be a solution in meeting these challenges. Communities that invest in public transit reduce the nation’s carbon emissions by 63 million metric tons annually—the equivalent of taking 16 coal power plants offline for a year. #InvestInTransit

04/22/2021

Statement from APTA President and CEO Paul P. Skoutelas in response to the Republican infrastructure proposal: “This proposal cuts transit funding by $4 billion and is a major step backward for communities that want to rebuild their economy and reimagine their future. I urge the President and Congressional leaders to take this historic opportunity to focus on forward-looking investment that modernizes public transit systems and meets the growing mobility demands of communities large and small.”

President Biden is pledging to slash U.S. greenhouse gas emissions at least in half by the end of the decade - #PublicTr...
04/22/2021

President Biden is pledging to slash U.S. greenhouse gas emissions at least in half by the end of the decade - #PublicTransit can be a solution that allows this country to meet those goals. Investing in public transit is an investment toward cleaner air - a typical trip on public transit emits 55 percent fewer greenhouse gas emissions than driving alone. #InvestInTransit #EarthDay2021

Join us for the May 18-19, virtual APTA Legislative Conference & Fly-In, and hear from two of the top Congressional lead...
04/22/2021

Join us for the May 18-19, virtual APTA Legislative Conference & Fly-In, and hear from two of the top Congressional leaders overseeing the future of public transportation, Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee Chair U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown and House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Chair Representative Peter DeFazio https://conta.cc/3sEZM2G

Join us for the May 18-19, virtual APTA Legislative Conference & Fly-In, and hear from two of the top Congressional leaders overseeing the future of public transportation, Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee Chair U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown and House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Chair Representative Peter DeFazio https://conta.cc/3sEZM2G

This morning, we've been talking about initiatives to help recover #transit ridership lost to #COVID19, with Toronto Tra...
04/21/2021

This morning, we've been talking about initiatives to help recover #transit ridership lost to #COVID19, with Toronto Transit Commission Chief Strategy & Customer Officer Kathleen Llewellyn-Thomas; APTA Chair/ Metro IL Quad Cities General Manager Jeff Nelson; and APTA Marketing and Communications Committee Chair/ Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District Chief of Staff Amy Snyder.

Learn more > https://www.apta.com/conferences-events/2021-international-study-mission-virtual-event/

APTA is pleased to present this 2021 virtual study mission to Canada with CUTA - ACTU and day-two sponsor Clever Devices.

This morning, we've been talking about initiatives to help recover #transit ridership lost to #COVID19, with Toronto Transit Commission Chief Strategy & Customer Officer Kathleen Llewellyn-Thomas; APTA Chair/ Metro IL Quad Cities General Manager Jeff Nelson; and APTA Marketing and Communications Committee Chair/ Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District Chief of Staff Amy Snyder.

Learn more > https://www.apta.com/conferences-events/2021-international-study-mission-virtual-event/

APTA is pleased to present this 2021 virtual study mission to Canada with CUTA - ACTU and day-two sponsor Clever Devices.

04/20/2021
President Biden Participates in a Virtual Tour of the Proterra Electric Battery Facility

Thank you President Joe Biden for visiting with APTA members as the public #transit industry advances transportation equity for all Americans and fights global climate change.

Public transit agencies and businesses (like Proterra Inc.) are investing in green transportation infrastructure because (1) a typical public transit trip emits 55 percent fewer greenhouse gas emissions than driving or ride-hailing alone; and (2) an electric bus emits 62 percent fewer emissions than an average diesel bus.

Source: Transportation Research Board #TCRP Report 226- A 2021 Update on Public Transportation's Impacts on Greenhouse Gas Emissions https://www.nap.edu/catalog/26103/an-update-on-public-transportations-impacts-on-greenhouse-gas-emissions

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Hello, is the EXPO canceled in October? We have not heard any updates. Thanks in advance.
Read my article online in today’s edition of Metro Magazine where I share what I believe will be the Five Long Term Implications Of the Coronavirus on Public Transportation- #1 is The Death of the Farebox. Read on for more.... and let me know what you think. #publictransportation #transit
I am very excited to launch my newly redesigned web site for our book The Future of Public Transportation. Check it out below and be sure to visit all the pages including a new blog post on the Road to Recovery from Coronavirus for public transit. There are lots of links, info and even a shop where you can order an autographed copy of the best selling book.
Hi There - I have a question about this year's National Get On Board Day. Can you please send me a message? Thank you!
Take a listen to our Weekend Episode - with Newsmaker Interviews with Transit CEO Bill Carpenter and Cardinal Infrastructure, LLC’s Government Relations Director Bennett E. Resnik. Details on the Coronavirus Care Package from DC and how it helps transit. You won’t want to miss this special episode if you work in public Transportation or government. Next week we are folding these Comfort’s Corner podcasts into the Transit Unplugged brand and bringing them to you 3x a week (M,W,F) while continuing our regular 1/2 in depth interview shows on an every two week basis.
There is HOPE! Congress’ draft stimulus bill includes $20 Billion in direct aid to US Transit Agencies. And smart local transit leaders are adapting to the increased requirements for cleanliness and safety on the vehicles and reduced services levels to match ridership demand through strategies such as rear bus door boarding, free fares, extra cleanings, Saturday schedules, PPE for drivers and better use of technology. Let’s start a new hashtag for Hope - #CoronaVictory
Our new daily podcast- Comfort’s Corner - explores in depth every day - How are public transportation agencies responding to the Coronavirus societal impact. I’m covering headline news each day from our industry- who is doing what - from shut downs, to service reductions to free fares and more. Also we feature a newsmaker every day describing their transit agency response - upcoming guests will include: Monday 3/23 - Dennis Solensky, MBA - Public Transit Administrator at Connecticut Transit Tuesday 3/24 - Robert (Bob) A. Schneider, PhD - Executive Director of OmniRide in the Washington DC metro area Wednesday 3/25 - Wade Coombs - Director Strathcona Transit in Canada This is your daily 1/2 hour update on today’s news only about Public Transportation and Coronavirus- you should be listening so subscribe today at ITunes - Comfort’s Corner. #coronavirusupdate #publictransportation
Granted, this is what they're doing in Rome, Italy. But wouldn't it be fun if it happened in any US city, particularly one that has any train service?
A look at what's ahead as Oregon searches for a new transportation director: