|January 7, 2011|
News HeadlinesHouse Passes New Rule Jeopardizing Transportation Funding
Despite opposition from a coalition including APTA and other national organizations representing public transportation, highway users, road builders, and others, the House of Representatives on Jan. 5 voted to change House rules in a way that puts federal funds for transportation at risk.
New PIRG Report on Transportation Funding Myths
The U.S. Public Interest Group (PIRG) has released a report, Do Roads Pay for Themselves? Setting the Record Straight on Transportation Funding, that corrects several common misperceptions about how the nation's transportation system is funded.
Save the Date
Anyone involved in marketing, communications, media relations, advertising, planning, research, service development, or customer service should register now for the 2011 APTA Marketing & Communications Workshop, Feb. 27-March 2, 2011, in San Diego. This conference is an intensive workshop focusing on all aspects of public transportation marketing and communications, including media relations, research, customer
service, ridership initiatives, and best practices.
Easter Seals Project ACTION is accepting applications for the 2011 Accessible Transportation Coalitions Initiative until Jan. 31. Ten coalitions around the nation, each comprising 15-25 community leaders, will participate in a year-long process to improve transportation options for people with disabilities, culminating in a two-day on-site event. For more information, see the Project
ACTION web site.
In the Media
The Bond Buyer reported on House T&I Committee Chairman John Mica's (R-FL) opposition to his party's anti-transportation rule change in the House.
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