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U.K. and U.S. Public Transit Experts Trade Best Practices

Rt. Hon. Patrick McLoughlin, secretary of state for transport in the United Kingdom and a member of Parliament, along with several other guests from the U.K. Department of Transport and the British Embassy, made a special visit to APTA’s offices in early September to discuss opportunities and challenges ­facing public transportation in the United States, with a focus on funding structures.

Joining the meeting was Nick ­Donohue, deputy secretary of transportation for Virginia, who discussed his office’s responsibility to provide long-term, multimodal planning to guide investment options and solutions. Also at the meeting was Jeffrey Wharton, president, IMPulse NC LLC, and chair of APTA’s Business Member Board of Governors Business Development Committee, who discussed the private-sector role in public transportation.

APTA provided a presentation on funding strategies for public transit in the United States and meeting participants shared best practices related to policy and planning and related issues.

McLoughlin, who has overall responsibility for transportation strategy (including economic growth and climate change), security, and high-speed rail, among other policies, also visited with DOT Secretary Anthony Foxx and other U.S. transportation leaders.

U.K. Secretary of State for Transport Patrick McLoughlin, right center; Nick Donohue, Virginia deputy secretary of transportation, and IMPulse President Jeffrey Wharton, left center; and other guests trade international best practices in an informal conversation at the APTA offices.

Photo by Mitchell Wood

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