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October 26, 2009

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COMMENTARY

Welcome, New Advisory Board!

We’re excited to announce that Passenger Transport has an Advisory Board. The formation of what we know will prove to be an invaluable group is yet another change in what has been a year of change for our newspaper.

As you know, we moved from a weekly publication to bi-weekly (publishing Passenger Transport EXPRESS in the alternate week). We’ve added an electronic version, so you can “read all about it”—including any breaking news. And we radically re-designed the paper and changed its content.

We instituted all these changes not only to keep up-to-date technologically, but also to keep APTA members and other readers up-to-date on what is happening in, with, and to our industry.

And along the way—let us toot our horn here—we won TWO awards for best revamped newspaper! So now we can call Passenger Transport the title it has earned—an award-winning paper!

These changes reflect the many suggestions given by our readers who requested that we provide more stories with expanded coverage and analysis on the critical issues facing public transportation.

In this age of media—including social networking—it’s more important than ever that Passenger Transport serves as the vehicle for reaching the widest possible audience. Or, to echo the signature initiative of M.P. Carter, APTA’s new chair, it’s critically important not only that—but how—we tell our story of the substantial benefits of public transit.

To support our efforts in continuing to focus on the most relevant, timely, and pivotal topics, we have assembled an Advisory Board comprising a solid cross-section of transportation professionals.

These APTA members have volunteered to serve as an occasional sounding board for the editors, and—we cannot stress this enough—suggest innovative, at times envelope-pushing, story ideas.

So, at the risk of a bad pun, we welcome our 12 new members “on Board.”

 

 

 

Bonnie Arnold, director of marketing & customer service, South Florida Regional Transportation Authority/
Tri-Rail, Pompano Beach, FL 

Flora Castillo, board member, New Jersey Transit Corporation, Board of Directors, Newark, NJ 

Chuck Cohen, executive director, Palm Tran, Palm Beach, FL 

 

 

 

Tom Costello, assistant managing director, Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District, Urbana, IL 

Dwight Ferrell, chief operating officer and deputy general manager, Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority, Atlanta, GA 

Carolyn Flowers, chief operations officer, Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority, Los Angeles, CA 

 

 

 

Tom Greufe, senior vice president, safety, Forsythe Transportation,
Cave Creek, AZ 

Kim Green, president, GFI Genfare,
Elk Grove Village, IL 

Cliff Henke, senior analyst, Parsons Brinckerhoff, Arcadia, CA 

 

 

 

Jill Hough, Ph.D., program director, Upper Great Plains Transportation Institute, Fargo, ND 

Nick Promponas, senior vice president, First Transit, Tempe, AZ 

Carolyn Young, executive director, communications & technology, Tri-County Metropolitan Transportation District of Oregon, Portland, OR 



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