|October 10, 2008|
APTA’s 2008 Annual Meeting and EXPO Attracts Thousands in San Diego
Thousands of public transportation professionals from around the globe gathered in San Diego this week to participate in the 2008 APTA Annual Meeting and EXPO. Approximately 800 exhibitors showcased their newest and most innovative products and services, a display that included 70 transit vehicles and dozens of new technologies.
APTA Board of Directors Approves Authorization Recommendations, TransitVision 2050 Report
To sustain public transportation's many contributions at the national and local levels and to accommodate a doubling of public transportation ridership over the next 20 years, the APTA Board of Directors, during the Annual Meeting, approved recommendations concerning the next highway and transportation authorization bill after SAFETEA-LU expires on Sept. 30, 2009.
The Blog Lives On – Read AND Comment!
As most of you may have heard, APTA instituted its first-time ever blog for an Annual Meeting and EXPO. Both APTA staffers and members contributed snapshots of what they heard or saw during the terrifically successful and just-concluded San Diego event. For the benefit of those who could not attend the event and to ensure that more of you read what was written – we’re keeping the blog active for a while. We urge you to go to www.apta.com, click on the BLOG link on your immediate right, settle down with a cup of coffee to read the many and varied postings – and then, we’d especially like it if you would enter your comments. Good, bad, or indifferent as the saying goes. Our saying goes: we welcome your feedback!
In the Media
Interesting and varied items in the media this week, from increased ridership (a new study from Kansas City-based HNTB) to digital electronic ads on buses to a restored clock tower at King Street (WA) station.
HNTB survey: More Americans are using public transit
History being preserved, but what color was the King Street clock?
San Diego television station KUSI broadcast a report from the EXPO floor on Good Morning San Diego. (This is a large file, so it may take a few minutes to load.)
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