January 18, 2010
Employment positions in this issue's classifieds include an Executive Director; an Executive Director, Operations; and a Chief Operations Officer!
New Brochure Presents Public Transportationís Contributions
APTA has revised and updated its popular advocacy publication that delineates the many benefits of public transportation.
Public Transportation: Moving America Forward outlines how the contributions of the public transit industry help improve the quality of life for Americans from all walks of life.
“The benefits of public transportation impact everyone, even those who may never
board a train or bus,” the report notes. “And high-speed rail promises to help Americans advance even more. Corridors around the nation will support communities with new jobs, offer individuals an alternative to congestion and high gas prices, and help the nation move toward a greener, more secure future.”
This publication provides detailed, new findings that illustrate the benefits of public transit. For example:
* The 36,000 jobs supported and created by every $1 billion of investment in public transportation result in roughly $3.6 billion in business sales and generate nearly $500 million in federal, state, and local tax revenues.
* Public transportation saves 37 million metric tons of carbon dioxide annually—equivalent to the emissions resulting from the electricity generated for the use of 4.9 million households, or every household in Washington, DC; New York City; Atlanta; Denver; and Los Angeles combined.
The brochure is available for download at no cost on the APTA web site. Printed copies are available at the APTA offices or through the APTA bookstore.