October 20, 2008
The 2008 APTA Annual Meeting and EXPO in San Diego was a huge success!
Read all about it.
Public transportation has an integral connection to the transformation of the American economy, U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-CA) said during her Oct. 7 keynote address at the APTA Annual Meeting and EXPO in San Diego. [More]
Staff members from the federal Congressional committees overseeing surface transportation authorization spoke about the future of this legislation at an Oct. 6 session during the APTA Annual Meeting and EXPO in San Diego. [More]
The APTA Board of Directors approved the Legislative Committee’s recommendations for the next federal public transportation authorizing law at its Oct. 5 meeting in San Diego. The new law will take effect after SAFETEA-LU expires on Sept. 30, 2009. [More]
Beverly A. Scott, Ph.D., general manager of the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority, was elected APTA chair for 2008-2009 during the Oct. 5 Annual Business Meeting in San Diego, held during the 2008 APTA Annual Meeting and EXPO. [More]
Participants in “The Perfect Storm: Impacts of Fuel, Ridership and a Turbulent Economy,” a two-part session at the 2008 APTA Annual Meeting and EXPO in San Diego, heard from transit system leaders sharing the implications and challenges of surging ridership and strained budgets. [More]
The Transportation for America Campaign (T4) announced “Build for America: A Five Point Plan to Get Our Economy Moving” on Oct. 15. This proposal calls for a new 21st-century national transportation system that creates jobs, saves Americans money, reduces the nation’s dependence on oil, and revitalizes communities—and essentially does what America has always done in time of trouble: build confidently for the future. [More]
When Ed Begley Jr. talks about environmental awareness, people listen—and they did when the actor and green activist shared his decades of experience at the Oct. 5 General Session.
Voters in municipalities across the United States continued their support for public transportation-related ballot measures in 2007, with approximately 67 percent of the measures succeeding during the year. [More]
Representatives of the San Diego Metropolitan Transit System and its public- and private-sector partners described their efforts to keep the San Diego region moving at the Host Forum on Oct. 5. [More]
Visitors to a college campus in southern California may see traditional lawns replaced by “smart landscapes” that require smaller amounts of precious water to maintain.
With a national fiscal crisis ongoing, the public transportation industry is examining how to advance new financing, project delivery, and contracting models. One such effort was discussed at an Oct. 7 workshop titled “Public-Private Partnerships: Three Steps Forward.” [More]
At the Oct. 8 Closing General Session of the 2008 APTA Annual Meeting and EXPO in San Diego, Jim Donald, a former chief executive officer of Starbucks and Albertsons, emphasized the necessity of public transit entities reaching out to the community. [More]
International developments in public transportation were the focus of an Oct. 7 General Forum at the APTA Annual Meeting and EXPO, ranging from policy developments, financing, and expansion to innovative projects. [More]
“Take everything that you are passionate about seriously…except yourself.” This was just one of the lessons longtime Nike executive Darcy Stallings Winslow shared with the audience at the APTA/ Women’s Transportation Seminar (WTS) breakfast Oct. 8 in San Diego. [More]
The public transportation industry honored its own Oct. 7 at the APTA Awards Breakfast during the 2008 APTA Annual Meeting and EXPO in San Diego. [More]
After a dynamic band put everyone in the San Diego Convention Center ballroom in a rollicking mood, APTA announced the grand award winners in the 29th Annual AdWheel Awards competition Oct. 6 at the APTA Annual Meeting and EXPO in San Diego. [More]
Scenes from the EXPO
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