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Jul 02, 2015, 13:02 ET

More than 89 Million Americans Will "Travel Like a Local" While Visiting Top U.S. Cities This Summer - A 24 Percent Increase over Last Year

As Americans are into their summer travel, nearly 89 million (57 percent) who plan to vacation in a U.S. city say they will use public...

May 07, 2015, 10:59 ET

Radio Ad Campaign on Highway Trust Fund Targets Congressional & Tax Committee Leaders

 Two of the nation's leading transportation advocacy organizations have joined forces to launch a radio campaign urging key...

May 05, 2015, 18:06 ET

APTA Announces 2015 Bus Safety & Security Excellence Awards

The American Public Transportation Association (APTA) announced the winners of the 2015 Bus Safety & Security Excellence Awards, Sunday, May 3,...

Jan 20, 2015, 23:07 ET
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Statement by APTA President and CEO Michael Melaniphy on the 2015 State of the Union

 On behalf of the American Public Transportation Association (APTA) and its 1,500 members across the country, I applaud President Obama for...

Jul 09, 2014, 10:00 ET

APTA Marks the 50th Anniversary of the Urban Mass Transportation Act of 1964

Today, the American Public Transportation Association (APTA) marks the 50th anniversary of the Urban Mass Transportation Act of 1964. In...

Jun 16, 2014, 10:00 ET

Societe de transport de Montreal Receives Gold-Level Recognition for Sustainability

 Today the American Public Transportation Association (APTA) awarded Société de transport de Montréal (STM) with an official...

May 22, 2014, 09:00 ET

Vacationers Prefer to "Travel Like a Local" Using Public Transportation as More Than 124 Million Americans Are Planning to Visit Top U.S. Cities This Summer

As the summer travel season kicks off, 124 million Americans are planning to vacation in a U.S. city, continuing a trend from recent years. The...

Mar 11, 2014, 09:00 ET

Public Transit Industry's Recommendations for Federal Investment Creates 1.1 Million Jobs and Billions in New Tax Revenue

Today at its Legislative Conference, the American Public Transportation Association (APTA) released its recommendations for authorization of...

Dec 05, 2013, 09:00 ET

Up to 480,000 High-Skilled Jobs Are at Risk Due to Congestion In Key Growth Areas

New Report Shows Public Transit is Solution to Help Battle Congestion that Threatens America's Competitive Advantage According to findings in...

Nov 20, 2013, 08:30 ET

Cities with Rail-to-Airport Connection Boost Hotel Revenue

Hotels average nearly a 50 percent higher daily room rate when located within 1/4 mile of a rail station Several American cities have a secret...

Oct 01, 2013, 11:30 ET

Millennial Generation Desires Multi-Modal Transportation System

 Nearly 70 percent of Millennials Use Multiple Ways of Getting Around a City or Suburb The largest generation in U.S. history and the...

Sep 27, 2013, 13:18 ET
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En honor del Mes de la Herencia Hispana, la primera presidenta latina refleja la contribución del liderazgo hispano en la industria de transporte público

"A medida que celebramos el Mes Nacional de la Herencia Hispana (15 de septiembre – 15 de octubre), es un honor trabajar como la primera...

Sep 26, 2013, 17:44 ET
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In Honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, First Latina Chair Reflects on the Contributions of Hispanic Leaders in the Public Transportation Industry

Statement by Flora Castillo, American Public Transportation Association Chair "As we celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month (September...

Jun 03, 2013, 10:30 ET

Nearly 74 Percent Favor Using Their Tax Dollars for Increased Investment in Public Transportation

A new survey released today at the American Public Transportation Association's (APTA) Annual Rail Conference provides evidence that there is...

May 22, 2013, 10:00 ET

This Summer Vacation Season Brings Seven Percent More Tourists to Cities and Public Transportation than Last Year

As the temperatures rise and schools close down, over 126 million Americans are planning to vacation in a city this year – a seven percent...

Mar 21, 2013, 09:00 ET

Home Values Performed 42 Percent Better When Located Near Public Transportation during Last Recession

Location, location, location near public transportation may be the new real-estate mantra according to a new study released today by the American...

Oct 12, 2012, 00:03 ET
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Flora M. Castillo nombrada presidente de APTA de 2012 a 2013

Flora M. Castillo se convirtió en la presidente de la Asociación Norteamericana de Transporte Público (American Public...

Oct 11, 2012, 17:54 ET
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Flora M. Castillo Named 2012-2013 APTA Chair

First Hispanic Chair to Lead American Public Transportation Association Flora M. Castillo became the 2012-2013 Chair of the American Public...

Jun 28, 2012, 12:02 ET

High Speed Rail: Past, Present And Future

APTA, AASHTO, AHSRA and AAR to Host High-Speed Rail Leaders, Media on Capitol Hill Release of New Study Regarding the Cost of Inaction of Building...

May 24, 2012, 13:14 ET

As Summer Kicks-off, Look for More Vacationers in your City And on your Bus and Train

Nearly 60 percent of Summer City Travelers plan to use public transportation  As flip flops and shorts replace suits and ties, you...