January 27, 2017
Trump Focuses on High-Priority Infrastructure, Regulations; Senate Democrats Propose Infrastructure Plan

President Donald Trump issued two documents in the opening days of his administration that could have a significant impact on public transportation. [More]

» Connecticut DOT seeks a transit administrator in the Office of Transit & Ridesharing in the Bureau of Public Transportation. [More]
» The Greater Dayton Regional Transit Authority is looking for a deputy chief operations officer. [More]
» Clemson Area Transit is preparing a solicitation for its battery electric bus project. [More]
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Public Transit Plays Large Role in Inauguration Weekend

APTA, public transportation agencies and infrastructure investment all played a role in inauguration events Jan. 19-20 and during the Women’s March on Washington, Jan. 21. [More]

APTA Seeks Member Approval to Strengthen Governing Structure; Board Approved Bylaws Change

After nine months of work by APTA’s Task Force on Governance and Bylaws Review, the Board of Directors has overwhelmingly approved recommended changes to the association’s governing structure. These important changes and clarifications were submitted to APTA’s voting membership this week. [More]

CATS Breaks Ground for CityLYNX Gold Line Phase 2

Dignitaries in Charlotte, NC, joined by then-DOT Secretary and former Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx, gathered Jan. 14 for ground-breaking ceremonies for the Charlotte Area Transit System’s (CATS) CityLYNX Gold Line Phase 2 modern streetcar project. [More]

MTA Staten Island Railway Opens Station; Part of MTA Plan for Area

The New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) recently opened the Arthur Kill Station—the first new Staten Island Railway station built by the MTA since it incorporated the private rail line into its network in 1971. [More]

Metrolinx Opens Gormley GO Station

Metrolinx, serving the Toronto metropolitan area, recently opened GO Transit’s newest commuter rail station, the Gormley GO Station in Richmond Hill, ON, the new terminus of the Richmond Hill Line. [More]

Public Transit Agencies Set Openings, Ground Breakings: Part 2

Public transportation agencies throughout North America are planning a busy 2017 as officials prepare for openings and ground breakings for new service and extensions. [More]

New, Interim CEOs Named

West Virginia DOT, Brookville Equipment Corp. and Gannett Fleming have announced new chief executives, while the Memphis Area Transit Authority named an interim CEO following the resignation of Ron Garrison. [More]

Lansing Celebrates 10 Years of Hybrid Buses

The Capital Area Transportation Authority (CATA), Lansing, MI, unveiled one of its seven newest hybrid buses at a Jan. 23 event that also marked the 10th anniversary of the agency’s introduction of hybrid buses—all from New Flyer. [More]


Sound Transit Breaks Ground on Northgate Station

Sound Transit in Seattle broke ground earlier this month on the Northgate Link Station, one of three light rail stations set to open in 2021 with the completion of the Northgate Link Extension. [More]

RTC Washoe Assists Community During Flood

Early this month, Reno, NV, faced the most severe weather it had seen in more than a decade following months of drought, prompting the Regional Transportation Commission of Washoe County (RTC) to mobilize [More]

Shuster Announces T&I Subcommittee Chairs

Rep. Bill Shuster (R-PA), chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee (T&I), has nominated Reps. John J. Duncan Jr. (R-TN) as vice chairman of the full committee, Sam Graves (R-MO) as chairman of the Subcommittee on Highways and Transit and Jeff Denham (R-CA) as chairman of the Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines and Hazardous Materials. [More]

Industry Briefs

Here's some brief news items from public transit agencies and businesses. [More]

Two Transit Agencies Recognized for Sustainability Initiatives; Foothill Transit First Bus-Only System to Attain Platinum in North America

APTA has recognized Foothill Transit, West Covina, CA, and the Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority (RTA) for their outstanding achievements in sustainability initiatives as part of the association’s Sustainability Commitment program. [More]

Commuter Rail CEOs Discuss PTC, Other Key Issues

APTA Acting President & CEO Richard White and Acting Vice President-Member Services Randy Clarke recently met with several  commuter rail agency senior leaders in Philadelphia [More]

APTA Hosts Youth Summit Graduate as Intern

For a college student interested in transportation, there’s no better place to intern than at APTA. During my time in the APTA offices, I had the opportunity to work with the Workforce Development and Educational Services Department. [More]

Proposals Sought for Sustainability Workshop

APTA is accepting proposals through Feb. 17 for possible presentations at APTA's Sustainability & Multimodal Planning Workshop, Aug. 6–9 in Minneapolis, hosted by Metro Transit with support from FTA. [More]


1977: PT Covers the New Administration

As the Trump administration and a new Congress get down to business after a busy inauguration, Passenger Transport took a look in its archives to find its very first coverage of a presidential transition. Here’s a snapshot of that report. [More]


TTC: Building on Our Strategic Objectives; Excerpts from Address to Toronto Region Board of Trade, Jan. 17

When I spoke before you in March 2012, I had just been promoted to CEO and my theme was built around the challenge of renewing people’s faith in the TTC. [More]


Who's Doing What in the Industry

Passenger Transport announces the following hirings and promotions in public transportation agencies and business members. Items appear in People on the Move as space permits. [More]
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