With the many questions about changes in federal funding with MAP-21, Federal Transit Administrator Peter Rogoff requested to have a special informal session where he could address many of those concerns and lead a discussion about safety initiatives at...
It was with deep sadness I learned of the passing of a transit friend, Linda Somilleda. Linda had been with Foothill Transit in West Covina, Calif., for 17 years and was an instrumental part of the leadership team.
When it comes to most of the hot topics, the resounding themes are that the industry needs some certainty to better run transit in the U.S. and its going to require everyone's involvement to get there.
With more fleets considering alternative fuels to move their vehicles, there are lots of questions transit leaders may have in terms of what kind of options they should consider.
Two popular alternative fuels in transit are propane autogas and...
A vampire ball in New Orleans and sea turtle rehabilitation aren't normally things I think of when I think of public transportation, but they forever will be after listening to National Geographic Contributor Andrew Evans.
With the annual meeting coming to a close in Chicago, transit leaders are going back to their communities with new ideas, new perspectives and glimpses at new products to take their fleets to the next level and provide better customer service.
Excitement is buzzing around the opening night of the American Public Transportation Association's Annual meeting as a record number of attendees and exhibitors have shown up in Chicago. According to APTA sources, more than 1,500 people have registered to...
The best of the best have been competing in the International Bus Roadeos and safety and security are two of the first topics at this years' American Public Transportation Association's Bus & Paratransit Conference and International Bus Roadeo
People looking to bring high-speed rail to the United States are meeting in Los Angeles, Calif., this week for the US High Speed Rail Association’s High Speed Rail Conference: Bringing High-Speed Rail to America.
“Innovative Partnerships for Sustainability and State of Good Repair,” will focus on the connection between sustainability and “state of good repair” (SOGR) and how innovative partnerships are being forged to advance both objectives.
Meetings have been going on for a transportation bill and the big news now is yesterday’s meeting with Rep. John Mica (R-Fla.) and Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.). They issued a joint public statement that progress has been made and the goal is to...
At the USHSR conference in San Francisco last week we toured the Siemens factory and the Transbay Transit Center. Andy Kunz kicked off the conference citing benefits of HSR and Rod Diridon talked about California's future.
This week APTA held its Marketing & Communications Workshop in Miami, Fla. The workshop brings together the marketing folks and the public information officers from transit agencies and the business members in our industry.
The Latest from the House:
(The House Bill: American Energy and Infrastructure Jobs Act of 2012 ( H.R.7 ))
In the House, Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-Ohio) is struggling to garner support for the House Transportation Bill. He said, "Look...