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2014-07-09 12:20:34

Association Calls On Congress to Address Funding Shortfall as Highway Trust Fund Empties WASHINGTON, July 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the American Public Transportation Association (APTA) marks the 50(th) anniversary of the Urban Mass Transportation Act of 1964. In celebrating the achievements of public transportation over the last five decades, APTA called on Congress to take action now to address the urgency of the Highway Trust Fund shortfall and provide a solution...

2014-06-16 12:20:35

MONTREAL, June 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today the American Public Transportation Association (APTA) awarded Société de transport de Montréal (STM) with an official certificate for earning Gold-level recognition in the APTA Sustainability Commitment program. Chair Phillipe Schnobb and CEO Carl Desrosiers received the award for STM's sustainability commitment which resulted in decreasing air pollutant emissions per produced seat mile (PSM) by 43 percent from 2006-2012....

2014-05-22 08:21:32

Millennials and adults under 45 continue to lead the way with 67 percent opting to utilize public transportation on vacation WASHINGTON, May 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As the summer travel season kicks off, 124 million Americans are planning to vacation in a U.S. city, continuing a trend from recent years. The American Public Transportation Association's (APTA) annual "Travel Like a Local" Summer Travel Survey reports that public transportation will be highly utilized by these...

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...


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