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CUTA signs three-year MoU with APTA

The three-year MoU reconfirms the close partnership between CUTA and APTA in their efforts to advance public transportation in North America.

APTA urges THUD Appropriations Committee leaders to provide funding to improve public transit, passenger rail and infrastructure

Jan. 12, 2024
APTA wants THUD Appropriations Act to provide $21.1 billion for public transit and $16.7 billion for passenger rail at a minimum.
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2023 election results: Four out of five transit measures pass

Nov. 10, 2023
The results of the 2023 election continue a trend for public transit initiatives, as more than 85 percent of ballot measures to fund public transit have passed during the past...

APTA EXPO 2023 kicks off in Orlando

Oct. 10, 2023
At the largest gathering of North American transit professionals, APTA EXPO 2023 will showcase more than 650 global suppliers and host more than 12,000 industry professionals ...
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Safety Tech to present its Camera Monitor System Smart-Vision and bus driver security barrier Savety-Door at APTA EXPO 2023

Oct. 5, 2023
Smart-Vision is a compact system that replaces mechanical rearview mirrors with high-definition cameras and interior displays to offer optimized visibility and enhanced ergonomics...

Genetec to showcase Genetec Clearance™ digital evidence management system at APTA EXPO 2023

Oct. 5, 2023
Clearance enables the remote retrieval of video recordings from physical security systems across transit agency sites and fleets to help speed up investigations.
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Vicinity's Lightning electric transit bus to be showcased at APTA EXPO 2023

The Vicinity Lightning is a 28-foot low-floor transit/shuttle bus designed from the ground up to be a user-friendly electric vehicle and features onboard charging and in-floor...
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FTA Administrator Nuria Fernandez awarded Founders Award by LIT

The award was presented to her at LIT’s 2023 Leadership Summit luncheon in Washington, D.C., on Sept. 23.
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Former Big Blue Bus Director Stephanie Negritt passes at 67

While serving as director of Big Blue Bus, Negriff was responsible for the creation of Downtown Santa Monica's Transit Mall, the implementation of two bus rapid transit lines ...

APTA calls on Congress to provide funds for transit renewal plans

Sept. 18, 2023
APTA is calling on Congress to provide at least $21.6 billion for public transit and $20.2 billion for passenger rail in the THUD Appropriations bill when combined with the advance...

Articles & News

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APTA Bus Manufacturing Task Force issues report with recommendations

Feb. 8, 2024
The recommendations include proposals to help solve OEMs immediate cash-flow challenges, quick action items to limit procurement customization and suggestions to enhance competition...
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Want to save an average of $13,000 annually? Take transit.

Sept. 29, 2023
APTA’s latest "Transit Savings" report has determined transit users can save more than $1,100 per month following steep increases in auto costs and gas prices.
Fire Protection

BART’s three pillars of fire safety get the gold: APTA awards BART the 2023 APTA Rail Safety Gold Award

Sept. 19, 2023
BART’s director of fire life safety department opens up about what BART’s Fire Life and Safety program is all about.
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Aerial view of the Orange County Convention Center West Concourse where APTA TRANSform and EXPO will return for its 2023 event.

APTA EXPO 2023: APTA’s big show returns to Orlando

Sept. 19, 2023
Following a successful APTA TRANSform and EXPO in 2021, the association is preparing an event that will engage and inform attendees.
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APTA recognized its 2023 Rail Safety, Security and Emergency Management Awards winners at its Rail Conference that was held in Pittsburgh, Pa.
Safety & Security

APTA honors nine agencies with 2023 Rail Safety, Security and Emergency Management Awards

June 15, 2023
The awards, which added a new emergency management category this year, recognize transit organizations’ proactive safety and security efforts.
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APTA calls on Congress to provide robust funding for transit and passenger rail in FY24 appropriations bill

Following the release of the President’s Budget for FY2024, APTA is urging Congress to provide $21.6 billion to public transit and $20.2 billion to passenger rail.
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Safety & Security

Best Practices for Transit Cybersecurity: APTA’s Operational Technology – Cybersecurity Maturity Framework

Nov. 29, 2022
Each agency is different in size, talent and financial resourcing, the OT-CMF attempts to help organizations move past the “one-size-fits-all” approach to security.
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2022 election results: Voters support 14 out of 19 transit ballot initiatives

The initiatives passed this year will add billions in transit investment and brings the 2022 wins rate for public transit initiatives to 80.56 percent.
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Independent panel confirms BART Phase II single bore tunnel the right approach

The APTA-led independent peer review of the project validates Santa Clara VTA’s design that uses a single bore for the project was the right approach.
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Wave Transit's paratransit fleet ready for service. A recent letter from CTAA, APTA and AASHTO to USDOT brings attention to a growing concern surrounding supply chain and inflation challenges in the small bus market.

Supply chain, inflation issues threaten small bus market

Oct. 4, 2022
A joint letter from CTAA, APTA and AASHTO requests assistance from USDOT to secure additional chassis for the small bus market.

Videos & Resources

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San Francisco Cable Car Bell Ringer APTA Conference Open

March 2, 2018
Seven-time San Francisco Cable Car Bell Ringer Byron Cobb opened the American Public Transportation Association's Marketing & Communications Workshop on February 26, 2018, in ...
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Report: Shared Mobility and the Transformation of Public Transit

July 26, 2016
This report examines the relationship of public transportation to shared modes, including bikesharing, carsharing, and ridesourcing services provided by companies such as Uber...
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APTA Public Transportation and Universities Bus Displays

April 21, 2016
The Bus Display showcased some of the latest and greatest in bus components and technologies from APTA's business members.
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2015's Top 40 Under 40: The Future of Public Transportation

Sept. 22, 2015
In their own words, the 2015 Top 40 Under 40 talk about what they would like to see for the future of public transportation.
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Video: Congressman Ed Pastor (D-AZ) Receives APTA Award

Aug. 14, 2014
Congressman Ed Pastor is the recipient of a 2014 APTA award.
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Economic Impact of Public Transportation Investment

May 16, 2014
This study was conducted for APTA by Economic Development Research Group, Inc., focusing on how investment in public transportation affects the economy.
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APTA - Gear Up! It's Your Future

June 22, 2012
“Gear Up!” Working in Transit Video Promotion
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Mass Transit TV: 6/1/12

June 1, 2012
Brought to you by SmartDrive, this episode looks at Talgo's open house, the U.S. High Speed Rail Association's conference in San Francisco and the upcoming 7th annual Dump the...


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APTA reveals winners of 2023 APTA Awards

Aug. 15, 2023
APTA honored 14 organizations and leaders with awards for their vision, leadership and commitment to public transportation and will induct six new members into the APTA Hall of...
Safety & Security

TriMet Board of Directors approves continuing and expanding TriMet’s Safety Response Team

July 31, 2023
TriMet’s Safety Response Team model, first introduced as a pilot in 2021, is one of two industry-leading advances in transit safety and security that led to top honors from the...

APTA recognizes HDR, CATA with 2023 Sustainability Commitment Awards

July 26, 2023
The honor is a voluntary initiative where entities pledge to implement processes and actions that drive continuous improvements in sustainability efforts.
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APTA names Christiana Cameron its chief financial officer

May 9, 2023
Cameron most recently served as the CFO of ITS America.
Safety & Security

APTA honors six transit agencies with 2023 Bus Safety, Security and Emergency Management Awards

April 26, 2023
The awards recognize transit organizations for their innovative and proactive safety and security programs.

APTA releases first set of six-part workforce development series addressing transit workforce shortages

April 13, 2023
Built on APTA’s comprehensive 2021 Transit Workforce Readiness Guide, the six new mini guides will be released throughout April and provide best practices, case studies and insights...

APTA urges THUD Appropriations Subcommittee to fully fund Public Transit CIG

April 3, 2023
The CIG investment would help address the need for funding the critical public transit capital projects.
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Car Sharing

Pace Board of Directors approves two rideshare pilots and contract for ADA paratransit service in DuPage and Kane Counties

March 16, 2023
The board awarded an 18-month contract for rideshare services to Via, as well as a seven-year contract to SCR for its paratransit services.

APTA names winners of 2023 Advocacy Champion Awards

March 15, 2023
The awards recognize members of Congress who have led efforts to increase investment in the nation’s public transit, passenger rail and multimodal infrastructure and strongly ...