August 20, 2018
Stackrow, Fernandez, Fuller Nominated as APTA Officers
David M. Stackrow Sr., current APTA vice chair and a board member and past chair of the Capital District Transportation Authority, Albany, NY, was nominated as chair of the APTA Board of Directors at an Aug. 17 meeting of the 2018 Nominating Committee in Jersey City, NJ.

Nuria I. Fernandez, general manager and chief executive officer of the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority, San Jose, CA, was nominated as vice chair and Freddie C. Fuller II, vice president, electronic payment systems, at Jacobs in Arlington, VA, as secretary-treasurer.

Current APTA Chair Nathaniel P. Ford Sr., chief executive officer of the Jacksonville (FL) Transportation Authority (JTA), will serve as immediate past chair. [More]
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Michigan Achieves SSO Certification

FTA announced that Michigan has obtained federal certification of its rail transit State Safety Oversight (SSO) Program in advance of the April 15, 2019, deadline, becoming the 22nd state to achieve this certification. [More]

In Memoriam: Gambaccini: Half a Century of Service

Louis J. Gambaccini, 87, a member of the APTA Hall of Fame and chair of APTA from 1992-93, with more than 50 years experience in the public transit industry, died Aug. 19. [More]

Commuter Rail Makes Strong Progress on PTC

U.S. commuter rail agencies are making strong and continuous progress toward installing and implementing Positive Train Control (PTC), according to an APTA analysis announced at an Aug. 14 media event. [More]

SF's Salesforce Transit Center Now Open for Business

The Salesforce Transit Center, San Francisco’s new multimodal hub that offers one million square feet of space for public transit across the Bay Area, opened Aug. 11 with an event attended by dignitaries including House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and San Francisco Mayor London Breed. [More]

The Whole Patient: A New Approach To Healing the MTA

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New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority

This is a phenomenally exciting time to be working at New York’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA): our team has been given a mandate to reimagine, rebuild and reinvigorate a vast system that spans subways, buses, rails, bridges and tunnels. [More]


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FTA's Williams to Speak at Annual Meeting

FTA Acting Administrator K. Jane Williams will be a featured speaker at the APTA Annual Meeting in Nashville, leading the “FTA Update” General Session the afternoon of Sept. 24. [More]

TAMC Breaks Ground for Salinas Rail Extension

The Transportation Agency for Monterey County (TAMC), CA, broke ground earlier this month at the site of the existing Salinas Train Station for a project to expand passenger rail service to the county and extend multimodal connections. [More]

Metro Transit Begins Mall of America Station Overhaul

Metro Transit in Minneapolis-St. Paul broke ground Aug. 2 in Bloomington, MN, on a $25 million renovation to the Mall of America Transit Center, the state’s busiest public transit hub. [More]

APTA Updates 'Transit Board Member Handbook'

APTA announces the release of a revised version of its Transit Board Member Handbook, an updated resource for all public transit agency board members. [More]

New CEO Named

Citilink in Fort Wayne, IN, has named John ­Haenftling its interim general manager. [More]

First Quarter Ridership Report Released

Americans took 2.4 billion trips on public transportation in the first quarter of 2018, according to a new APTA report. Commuter rail ridership rose during that period, with many commuter rail systems showing increases. [More]

Committed to Sustainable Mobility Solutions

At New Flyer, we believe our job is to provide the right solution for our customers. We offer multiple powertrain combinations, from diesel-electric hybrid, to compressed natural gas, to battery-electric and now fuel-cell-electric. We can discuss with operators the optimum approach, rather than pushing only one solution on them. [More]


TransLink: Sustainability in Focus

Vancouver, British Columbia-based TransLink, serving a population of 2.4 million people, is proud to be a leader in sustainability. [More]


Meet John Andoh!

This is the latest in an ongoing series of columns showcasing APTA members. The subject of this profile is John Andoh, executive director/CEO, Central Midlands Regional Transit Authority (The COMET), Columbia, SC, a member of 24 APTA committees. [More]

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