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2014-04-22 12:21:49

Majority of Millennials would consider moving for better transit options, aspire to be less reliant on a car to get around NEW YORK, April 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A large majority of Millennials want access to better transit options and the ability to be less reliant on a car, according to a new survey of Millennials in 10 major U.S. cities, released today by The Rockefeller Foundation and Transportation for America. More than half (54%) of Millennials surveyed say they would consider...

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...

2013-12-05 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...

2013-10-01 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...

2013-06-03 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...

2013-05-15 08:21:41

Survey Suggests Strong Demand for Compact Development SAN DIEGO, May 15, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new report from the Urban Land Institute (ULI) underscores the influence that growing demographic groups in the U.S. - in particular Generation Y, African Americans, and Latinos - will have on reshaping urban growth patterns by spurring more development of compact, mixed-use communities with reliable, convenient transit service. (Logo:...

2013-03-21 08:22:28

WASHINGTON, March 21, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Location, location, location near public transportation may be the new real-estate mantra according to a new study released today by the American Public Transportation Association (APTA) and the National Association of Realtors(®) (NAR). Data in the study reveals that during the last recession, residential property values performed 42 percent better on average if they were located near public transportation with high-frequency service....

2013-01-24 16:26:15

WASHINGTON, Jan. 24, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Super Bowl XLVII between the Baltimore Ravens and the San Francisco 49ers will be played Feb. 3 at the Superdome, which will be the 10th time the Super Bowl has been played in New Orleans. To commemorate this occasion, the Census Bureau has compiled a collection of facts examining the demographics of the host city, as well as the cities represented by the contenders, in this year's edition of our nation's most celebrated sporting event. Go...