July 19, 2010
The classifieds in this issue offer a diverse group of jobs including a transit general manager and several other executive positions!
APTA Releases New Vehicle Database
APTA recently released its 2010 Public Transportation Vehicle Database report. This comprehensive, annual report examines revenue vehicles by such fleet characteristics as data of manufacture, manufacturer, model, length, and equipment, representing about 250 U.S. transit agencies and 15 agencies in Canada.
The report—available in Adobe PDF, Microsoft Access, and Microsoft Excel formats—includes summary tables that group vehicles by mode and list by manufacturer, size, year built, and equipment, as well as a special section on the new vehicle market with orders, planned orders, prior year deliveries, and vehicle costs.
Three more updated APTA reports will be published later this year: the 2010 Public Transportation Fare Database in August and the 2010 Public Transportation Infrastructure Database and Wage Rate report, both in December. In the meantime, earlier versions of these reports are still available.
* The 2009 Public Transportation Fare Database report lists major elements of fare structures by mode for 250 or more U.S. transit agencies and 15 Canadian transit agencies, covering fixed route adult base fares, surcharges, common fare payment options, special categorized passenger fares, and demand response (or paratransit) passenger fares.
* The 2008 Public Transportation Infrastructure Database report includes extensive information on major transit infrastructure in the U.S. and Canada, including rail line, station, stop, and parking data for all modes of transportation. It also lists project status, mileage, and opening dates of future rail projects.
* The 2009 Public Transportation Wage Rate report includes hourly wage rates for public transportation bus and rail operators and mechanics for transit agencies in the U.S. and Canada. The report includes details on the range of wage rates by position, shift differentials, as well as information on agency characteristics.
Publications are available through the APTA web site. For more information on the 2010 Public Transportation Vehicle Database and other APTA statistical publications, contact Christie Dawson.