Passenger Transport Express - 08/15/2014 (Plain Text Version)
APTA Nominating Committee Selects 2014-2015 Slate
Pelosi Calls for Infrastructure Spending
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) made the case for investment in infrastructure at a press conference in San Francisco on Aug. 12. Pelosi cited San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency's (SFMTA) Central Subway project as a model for infrastructure projects which boost the economy and create middle-class jobs. Also in attendance were Ed Reiskin, director, SFMTA, and San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee. [return to top]
Business Members Board of Governors Nominations Due
Nominations for officer and board member positions on APTA's Business Member Board of Governors close at 5 p.m. EST on Aug. 18. Nomination forms and information on the nominations process are available here. [return to top]
Public Transit Riders Save Big Through Summer
APTA's August Transit Savings Report found that individuals who ride public transit instead of driving cars can save, on average, more than $839 this month and $10,064 annually. These savings are based on the cost of commuting by public transportation compared to the cost of owning and driving a vehicle, and includes the Aug. 12, 2014 average national gas price. [return to top]
SAVE THE DATE
Slots are still available for vendors to participate at APTA's Annual Meeting & EXPO in Houston, Oct. 12-15. From fare collection systems and sanitation systems to interior and track accessories, the EXPO has every public transportation product and service on display and is the industry's premier event. Sign up now! [return to top]
IN THE MEDIA
The New York Times' editorial board makes the case for high-speed rail.
Cincinnati Metro bus operator Clay Chinn helped residents of a burning apartment building escape unharmed.