Passenger Transport Express - 10/17/2014 (Plain Text Version)
APTA Concludes Highly Successful 2014 Annual Meeting & EXPO
APTA's 2014 Annual Meeting & EXPO in Houston featured more than 12,000 attendees from 65 countries, including a record-breaking 800 exhibitors and more than 80 sessions. "I believe we've lived up to the adage that everything is bigger in Texas," said APTA President & CEO Michael Melaniphy (left) at the opening general session on Oct. 13. Melaniphy delivered remarks and welcomed a lineup of session speakers that included Annise D. Parker, mayor, city of Houston; Thomas C. Lambert, chief executive officer, Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County (Houston, TX); and Gilbert Garcia, chairman, Houston METRO.
Report: Millennials' Shift to Public Transit is Permanent
The trend of Millennials toward public transit and away from driving is permanent, according to a new report from the United States Public Interest Research Group. Young people's mobility habits are changing for good in response to socioeconomic shifts, lifestyle preferences, and changing technology, the report states. [return to top]
SAVE THE DATE
Mark your schedules for APTA's 2015 major meetings and conferences! Dates are set for everything from the Transit CEOs Seminar to the Bus & Paratransit Conference and the Annual Meeting. [return to top]
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