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Taking A Look Back: Public Transportation in 2011 in Pictures



Photo by Josh Nunes, Natural Light Photography

A capacity crowd attends a session at the APTA Rail Conference in Boston.

Photo by Steve Barrett

APTA welcomed 50 high school juniors and seniors from across the U.S. as they participated in its second Youth Summit, June 26-30 in Washington, DC. During the five-day event, students heard from transportation leaders including Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood and FTA Administrator Peter M. Rogoff.



Photo by Steve Barrett

APTA President & CEO Michael P. Melaniphy, right, speaks with Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-OR), ranking member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Highways and Transit Subcommittee, at APTA’s Dec. 1 holiday reception on Capitol Hill.

Official White House Photo by David Lienemann

Vice President Joe Biden and Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood deliver remarks on building a 21st century infrastructure Feb. 8 at 30th Street Station in Philadelphia.



Photo by Steve Barrett

Speakers at the 2011 APTA Legislative Conference include, from left, J. Barry Barker, a member of the APTA Executive Committee; FTA Administrator Peter M. Rogoff; FTA Deputy Administrator Therese McMillan; Rep. John Mica (R-FL), chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee; John Lewis Jr., chief executive officer of LYNX in Orlando, FL; and then APTA President William Millar.

Photo by Ken Bordelon

Crowds gathered on the expansive EXPO 2011 exhibit floor in New Orleans, where nearly 800 exhibitors filled 274,000 net square feet on 22 miles of floor space.



photo by todd parola photography

Presenting the new “Go Green” stamps at ceremonies in April are, from left: master of ceremonies Emil Dzuray, acting chief sustainability officer, U.S. Postal Service; Alexandra Pardo, academy director, Thurgood Marshall Academy Public Charter High School, site of the event; Ronald A. Stroman, deputy postmaster general; Lisa Jackson, administrator, Environmental Protection Agency; Patrick Pope, principal, Savoy Elementary School; and Sean Miller, director of education, Earth Day Network.

Interns at the Maryland Transit Administration in Baltimore took to the streets—specifically, the mouth of I-83, the main transportation feeder road into the city—during rush hour to share the Dump the Pump message. They derived their inspiration from the iconic cover of the Beatles’ “Abbey Road” album.



Photo by Josh Nunes, Natural Light Photography

Chatting at the Opening Reception during the APTA Rail Conference in Boston are, from left, Selene Faer Dalton-Kumins, deputy director, FTA Office of Civil Rights; APTA Chair Michael J. Scanlon; APTA Vice Chair and Dallas Area Rapid Transit President/Executive Director Gary C. Thomas; FTA Administrator Peter M. Rogoff; and Jeffrey B. Mullan, secretary and chief executive officer, massDOT.

Photo by Jerome Holmes

Newly elected APTA President & CEO Michael P. Melaniphy exits a mock-up bus as he enters the stage at the Opening General Session of the Annual Meeting & EXPO.



Photo by Linda Reineke

APTA President William Millar speaks at a retirement tribute in his honor Oct. 1 in New Orleans.

APTA spearheaded a media campaign in the fall of 2011 stressing the need for a long-term surface transportation authorization bill.



Photo by Ken Bordelon

The St. Augustine High School Purple Knights Marching 100 band marches onto the EXPO floor dollowing the ribbon-cutting ceremony at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans.

Photo by Pat Ryan, Business Visuals

APTA, the Memphis Area Transit Authority (MATA), and Easter Seals Project ACTION hosted the second annual “Walk and Roll” outdoor wellness event May 23 as part of the APTA Bus and Paratransit Conference in Memphis, TN. In the foreground are Richard Devylder, FTA senior advisor for accessible transportation, and Betty Anderson, travel trainer/consultant with MATA.



Photo courtesy of AECOM

About 200 APTA members participated in home rebuilding efforts in St. Bernard Parish, LA, in conjunction with the APTA Annual Meeting & EXPO in New Orleans.

New Jersey Transit Corporation (NJ Transit) dedicated a memorial plaque on the banks of the Hudson River in Hoboken, NJ. The text honors both the men and women who were lost in the attack on the World Trade Center and the NJ Transit employees who helped with evacuation efforts. Visible in the background is the World Trade Center Freedom Tower, under construction in lower Manhattan.



The Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority held a rally Sept. 20 to show support for the “Don’t X Out Public Transit” campaign.

Photo by Jerome Holmes

Preparing to cut the ribbon and open EXPO 2011 are FTA Administrator Peter M. Rogoff, left holding scissors, and outgoing APTA President William Millar. At far left is Michael P. Melaniphy, APTA president & CEO and former chair of the International Public Transportation EXPO Advisory Committee.


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