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22 May, 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...


05 Dec, 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...


01 Oct, 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...


27 Sep, 2013, 13:18 ET 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...


26 Sep, 2013, 17:44 ET 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...


03 Jun, 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...


22 May, 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...


12 Oct, 2012, 00:03 ET 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...


11 Oct, 2012, 17:54 ET 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...


28 Jun, 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...


07 Feb, 2012, 13:05 ET Business and Local Transit Leaders Call on Congress to Reject House Ways and Means Committee Transportation Funding Proposal

Business and Local Transit Leaders Call on Congress to Reject House Ways and Means Committee Transportation Funding Proposal APTA to release...


11 Feb, 2010, 12:50 ET Third of Three Regional High-Speed Rail Seminars to Bring International Experts Together with American Transportation Leaders to Discuss Building America's New High-Speed Rail System

National High-Speed Rail Media Roundtable and Conference Call with FRA Administrator Joseph Szabo On the heels of President Obama's historic...


10 Feb, 2010, 13:57 ET Third of Three Regional High-Speed Rail Seminars to Bring International Experts Together With American Transportation Leaders to Discuss Building America's New High-Speed Rail System

National High-Speed Rail Media Roundtable and Conference Call with FRA Administrator Joseph Szabo On the heels of President Obama's historic...


27 Jan, 2010, 22:01 ET APTA President Applauds President Obama's State of the Union Address

The following is a statement by American Public Transportation Association (APTA) President William Millar: "On behalf of the 1,500 member...


14 Feb, 2009, 12:13 ET The Public Transportation Industry Stands Ready to Create Hundreds of Thousands of American Jobs

New Day for Transportation with Significant Investment in Rail With the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act now passed by Congress, the public...


21 Aug, 2008, 01:00 ET Public Transportation Will Be Highlighted at Reception During National Democratic Convention

WASHINGTON, Aug. 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The high cost of gas prices has put public transportation front and center on the nation's...


09 Jan, 2007, 00:00 ET Groundbreaking New Analysis: Public Transportation Saves $6,200 Per Household, 1.4 Billion Gallons of Gasoline

WASHINGTON, Jan. 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the American Public Transportation Association (APTA) released a groundbreaking new study...


08 Jan, 2007, 00:00 ET Press Conference Call: Groundbreaking New Analysis: Public Transportation Saves $Thousands Per Household, Reduces Dependence On Oil

for the first time: -- $$ SAVED: The specific cost savings per household due to public transportation, which is in the thousands of dollars....


05 Oct, 2005, 01:00 ET Public Transit Helps Seniors Stay Mobile and Independent

WASHINGTON, Oct. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- By 2030, the number of Americans who are age 65 or older will double to more than 70 million. In recognition...


16 May, 2005, 01:00 ET Transit Industry Launches Initiative to Help Older Americans Stay Mobile

WASHINGTON, May 16 /PRNewswire/ -- To address the transportation needs of older Americans, the public transportation industry is launching an...


29 Sep, 2003, 01:00 ET American Public Transportation Association Announces Bus 'Roadeo' Winners

SALT LAKE CITY, Sept. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Tri Delta Transit in Antioch, California, won the prestigious 28th International "Bus Roadeo" held in...


29 Oct, 2002, 00:00 ET Candidates Call for Greater Investment in Transportation

WASHINGTON, Oct. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- More than 90 percent of 2002 congressional candidates responding to a survey are strong public...