April-May 2018 Social Hub

April 23, 2018


US Rep. Al Lawson Jr • @RepAlLawsonJr

Great meeting with the @JTAFLA to discuss funding for the First Coast Flyer SW route. This is the final step on the BRT system. The First Coast Flyer will provide an affordable and reliable way for #Jacksonville families to travel to work, school, home and local attractions.

Paul Supawanich • @tweetsupa

"Transit should reclaim a message of freedom and own it"

- Stephen Hunt on carmakers messaging freedom for those who are able to drive (and can afford to)


InfrastructureCanada • @INFC_eng

Looking for info about #infra projects in your neighbourhood? Check out our new project map – zoom in to see what Investing in Canada plan projects the #GoC is supporting near you.

#FedInvest http://infc.gc.ca/5f3a

Martin Munguia • @MssoaMartin

THIS: Don't say "branded content." The point is to create content that is not seen as branded. - Parks Blackwell, Pavlov #APTAMarketing18

Laurel Paget-Seekins • @LaurelInTransit

The smell of new paper schedules... so exciting to see the Silver Line 3 and new Early Morning service.

Rock Region METRO • @RRMetro

@GovEdRendell at #APTALeg18: “We haven’t had a major infrastructure plan since Eisenhower began the interstate highway system. It’s time. We need a federal capital budget.”


PSTA CEO @BradMillerPSTA, Chief Development Officer @CassandraEB, Public Relations Manager @Ashlie_PSTA, Board Chair @Janet4Pinellas & board member @DardenRice pictured in DC advocating for public #transit in @PinellasCoNews! #ModernTransit

Shawn M. Donaghy • @shawnmdonaghy

We must continue to advocate for asset and project funding so that public transportation can remain on its course to be a force in economic development, job creation, access to education, and quality of life. #publictransit #APTAleg18

Andrew Johnson • @andrew5047

“Now is the time to diversify our funding sources” - @Transport Committee Member and my Congressman @RodneyDavis speaking today at #APTAleg18


Luis Manuel Ramírez • @LMRAMIREZGM

As anticipation grows for the start of new #SilverLine service between #Boston and #Chelsea, #MBTA workers today posted new maps at #SouthStation Pictured are sheet metal workers Brian Hurton & John Brady, and Richard Baker & Lisa Verrengia of the T's Sign Shop


UITP Photo • Flickr

UITP (International Association of Public Transport) and KMK (Karlsruher Messe- und Kongress GmbH) joined forces to bring the 2018 edition of IT-TRANS, the leading conference where the sector meets to exchange, discuss and invent IT solutions and to drill down into the issues, such as account-based ticketing, the API economy, on-demand travel and more.

High-level speakers from across the world gathered in Germany to discuss the seven main themes of the 2018 event: Data and the API economy, customer relations, enabling new mobility solutions and MAAS, ticketing and payment, operations and maintenance, cyber security, and autonomous vehicles.

Metropolitan Transportation Authority of the State of New York • Flickr

MTA at Work Through Spring Snowstorm

MTA workers were out in force on Wednesday, March 21, to prepare the system for a spring nor'easter that began dumping snow across the service region since early morning.
MTA New York City Transit employees began snow-clearing operations such as clearing platforms and stairs early Wednesday.


METRO Houston • YouTube

The Secret Life of Houston METRO's Busiest Bus Garage

The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County (METRO) compiled a video highlighting its busiest bus garage, the West Bus Operating Facility. Transportation superintendent (and former bus operator) Cordia Jackson highlights how they keep the community moving safely.

METRO's West Bus Operating Facility is the home to four top-ridership routes, the 82 Westheimer, 4 Beechnut, 2 Bellaire and 25 Richmond.