|June 11, 2010|
News HeadlinesDOT Releases Advanced Rulemaking Notice on New Starts, Small Starts
DOT on June 3 issued an Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking seeking public comment on the New Starts rating and evaluation process–particularly regarding improvements to the calculation of "cost effectiveness," as well as whether broad public benefits, such as economic development, land use, and environmental impacts, should be measured when evaluating proposed transit capital projects.
APTA Rail Conference Brings Leaders, Innovators Together
The 2010 APTA Rail Conference in Vancouver, BC, was a great success, thanks to more than 1,200 participants, over 200 exhibitors, and leaders including Administrator Peter Rogoff of the Federal Transit Administration and Deputy Administrator Karen Rae of the Federal Railroad Administration–all hosted by TransLink and CEO Ian Jarvis.
Denver, Los Angeles Systems Take Top Honors at APTA Rail Rodeo
At APTA's 2010 International Rail Rodeo in Vancouver, BC, Denver's Regional Transportation District (RTD) took home the Rail Transit Achievement Award and first prize in the Operators Competition. The Maintainers Competition was won by a team from the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority.
Save the Date
Register now for the 2010 Transit Board Members Seminar and Board Support Employee Development Workshop, June 17-20 in Eugene, OR. Professional development sessions focus on achieving a new level of excellence in overseeing high-quality services and organizations in the board members' governance roles. Educational and exchange workshops and opportunities are offered for transit board members and board
In the Media
Rep. Corrine Brown (D-FL), chair of the House Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines and Hazardous Materials, shared her enthusiasm for high-speed rail in the Capitol Hill newspaper Roll Call.
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