Passenger Transport Express - 08/25/2017 (Plain Text Version)
APTA Reviews Legislative Year So Far
"Important issues for APTA members remain on the congressional agenda for the months ahead," according to APTA's Legislative Alert. "As Congress prepares to return to Washington after Labor Day, it is a good time to look back at what has been accomplished thus far and what we are likely to see in the months ahead," specifically the FY 2018 federal budget, passage of the FY 2017 Consolidated Appropriations Act and a proposed infrastructure initiative. See the alert here.
DOT Publishes August 2017 Significant Rulemaking Report
U.S. DOT recently released its monthly public Significant Rulemaking Report for August, following a pause in publication related to the change in administrations and re-evaluation in DOT's priorities.
Save $815 by Taking Public Transit
According to APTA's latest Transit Savings Report, an individual in a two-person household can save $815 per month or $9,777 annually by using public transportation for their daily commute and living with one less car.
Texas Gulf Coast Agencies Prepare for Severe Weather
With the approaching threat of Hurricane Harvey to the Texas gulf coast, the Corpus Christi Regional Transportation Authority advised its riders "looking to use our buses to evacuate ... [to] do so sooner than later" and promised to provide condition updates.
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APTA Annual Meeting & EXPO
IN THE MEDIA
SEPTA Heroes—The Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) in Philadelphia recognized two employees for their heroic acts. A SEPTA police sergeant helped rescue an unconscious driver from his damaged car shortly before it burst into flames, as caught by the officer's dashboard and body cameras. A SEPTA bus operator helped a visually impaired passenger cross the street after leaving the bus. Another rider caught him on video and sent it to a Philadelphia television station.