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2014-03-11 08:21:34

APTA Launches New Nationwide Outreach Campaign Focused on Public Transit's Impact in Helping Communities Grow WASHINGTON, March 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today at its Legislative Conference, the American Public Transportation Association (APTA) released its recommendations for authorization of the transportation bill that is set to expire at the end of September. The APTA plan calls on Congress to authorize a $100.4 billion federal transit program over six years, which would grow...

2013-12-09 12:21:07

WASHINGTON, Dec. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- National League of Cities (NLC) President Chris Coleman, mayor, St. Paul, Minn., is scheduled to testify before the U.S. House of Representatives Transportation Subcommittee on Highways and Transit on the impact of the New Starts program on local infrastructure projects and local economic vitality. The hearing will be held Wednesday, Dec. 11 at 2:00 p.m. EST at 2167 Rayburn House Office Building. (Logo:...

2013-12-05 08:21:37

New Report Shows Public Transit is Solution to Help Battle Congestion that Threatens America's Competitive Advantage WASHINGTON, Dec. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- According to findings in a study released today by the American Public Transportation Association (APTA), companies located in the nation's most productive regions need additional public transportation to reach their full employment potential. The report, The Role of Transit in Support of High Growth Business...

2013-11-20 08:20:31

Hotels average nearly a 50 percent higher daily room rate when located within 1/4 mile of a rail station WASHINGTON, Nov. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Several American cities have a secret weapon to attract business travelers and lucrative meetings and conventions - a rail line to the airport terminal. According to a study released by the American Public Transportation Association (APTA) and the U.S. Travel Association, hotels in cities with direct rail access from downtown...

2013-10-01 12:21:18

Nearly 70 percent of Millennials Use Multiple Ways of Getting Around a City or Suburb CHICAGO, Oct. 1, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The largest generation in U.S. history and the most multi-modal could be a game changer for public transportation and America's transportation network as a whole. The millennial generation chooses the most practical transportation mode (driving, public transit, biking or walking) for each trip, and this flexible concept of mobility is spreading....

2013-09-26 20:20:10

Statement by Flora Castillo, American Public Transportation Association Chair WASHINGTON, Sept. 26, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "As we celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15 - October 15), it is an honor to serve as the first Latina Chair of the American Public Transportation Association. It is important to recognize the contributions and the important presence of Hispanic leaders in the public transportation industry. And it is equally important to...

2013-09-17 20:20:09

At APTA Annual Meeting, Chicago Hilton, Tuesday, October 1, 2:30-5 p.m. SAN JOSE, Calif., Sept. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The national high-speed rail (HSR) network will connect current and new population centers in the United States. But how will passengers access those HSR stations, especially in areas currently without effective transit? Under Secretary of Transportation Polly Trottenberg will keynote "Transit Feeder and Distribution Systems for High-Speed and Intercity Rail:...

2013-06-03 12:22:08

PHILADELPHIA, June 3, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new survey released today at the American Public Transportation Association's (APTA) Annual Rail Conference provides evidence that there is growing support for an already strong majority of people in favor of expanding public transportation. The survey, Americans Support for Public Transportation conducted by the Mineta Transportation Institute, shows that nearly 74 percent of respondents agreed to the use of their tax dollars to...

2013-05-22 12:20:24

70 million plan to "Travel Like a Local" and use public transit in U.S. cities this summer with Millennials leading the way WASHINGTON, May 22, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As the temperatures rise and schools close down, over 126 million Americans are planning to vacation in a city this year - a seven percent increase over 2012. The American Public Transportation Association's (APTA) annual "Travel Like a Local" Summer Travel Survey shows that around 56 percent (70 million) of...

2013-04-24 08:22:04

Transit bus operators and mechanics will compete for awards in five categories INDIANAPOLIS, April 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Allison Transmission Holdings Inc. (NYSE: ALSN) today announced that it will host the 2013 International Bus Roadeo on May 5 in collaboration with IndyGo, the largest public transit provider in Indiana. Organized by the American Public Transportation Association (APTA), the annual competition will take place on the campus of Allison's global headquarters....