Former San Diego Metropolitan Transit System (MTS) CEO Paul Jablonski, who passed away suddenly May 10, has been inducted to the American Public Transportation Association (APTA) Hall of Fame “for his extraordinary contributions to public transportation, his dedication to advancing the industry and outstanding leadership over a 40-yearlong career.”
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The American Public Transportation Association (APTA) has launched the Health & Safety Commitments Program to help “earn riders’ confidence” and encourage public transit use throughout the COVID-19 crisis and beyond.
Special Podcast Series—The Coronavirus and the Rail Industry: APTA Offers a Breakdown of Stimulus Money for Transit Agencies and a Perspective of COVID-19 at the Front Line
Railway Age Editor-in-Chief William C. Vantuono and RT&S Editor-in-Chief Bill Wilson talk to the American Public Transportation Association.
President Trump on March 27 signed H.R. 748, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act (or Title XII of Division B), into law, following swift passage in the House of Representatives by voice vote, and one day after the U.S. Senate passed the bill in a unanimous 96-0 vote. The CARES Act is a $2 trillion stimulus package that addresses the devastating economic and societal impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. It includes many funding measures that directly benefit the railway industry—all modes, freight and passenger. In the bill is approximately $25 billion for public transportation. Distribution of the funds is rather complex, and APTA (American Public Transportation Association), which took the lead in working with Congress on the bill’s transit provisions, provided an explanation to its members.
At its annual meeting in New York on Oct. 12, the American Public Transportation Association board of directors appointed HDR Global Transit Director Tom Waldron to a three-year, At-Large Business Member term on the organization’s 25-member Executive Committee.
The American Public Transportation Association (APTA) provided a second-quarter 2018 update to progress the commuter rail industry has made toward implementing Positive Train Control (PTC).
Greening efforts by a California rail agency and bus operator have been noticed by a major transit advocacy group.
The American Public Transportation Association (APTA) has announced the appointment of Capitol Hill veteran Ward W. McCarragher as vice president of Government Affairs.
The American Public Transportation Association has appointed transit industry veteran Paul P. Skoutelas as President and CEO, effective Jan. 8, 2018. Skoutelas, currently Senior Vice President and National Director, Transit & Rail Technical Excellence Center (TEC) and National Transit and Rail Market Leader at WSP USA (formerly Parsons-Brinckerhoff), has spent his entire career in public transportation, leading transit systems in Pittsburgh (Port of Authority of Allegheny County) and Orlando (Central Florida Regional Transportation Authority/LYNX).
The American Public Transportation Association (APTA) on June 12 hosted a briefing featuring U.S. public transit executives who expressed their deep concerns regarding the Trump Administration’s FY18 budget proposal to phase out the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) Capital Improvement Grant (CIG) program.