Passenger Transport Express - 11/13/2009 (Plain Text Version)
Milestone of 10,000 Transportation Projects Funded by ARRA, White House Announces
More than 10,000 transportation projects have now been expedited or created, due to funding through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), Vice President Joe Biden and Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood announced on November 12.
HUD's Poticha Discusses Reforms, Partnership with DOT on Livable Communities
Shelley Poticha, senior advisor for sustainable housing and communities at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), gave APTA staff and guests an enticing vision of what the agency will undertake in the near future, as HUD goes about reforming various programs and policies—including those in which HUD collaborates with the U.S. Department of Transportation.
HUD is “completely aware of the value of transit” in pursuing its mission, she told a packed room at a November 10 discussion at the APTA offices in Washington, as part of APTA’s “Transportation Tuesday” speaker series. She went on to discuss several possible reforms of programs where housing and transportation intersect. For more details, look to the next issue of Passenger Transport.
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Sign up now for the 2010 APTA Transit CEOs Seminar, January 30-February 2, 2010, at the Hutchinson Island Marriott in sunny Stuart, Florida—with sessions on leadership theory, management practices, trends in labor relations, technology, organizational restructuring, and more.
In the Media
The Philadelphia Inquirer reported that the thousands of Philadelphians who rely on public transit are relieved that the union strike is over.