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September 28, 2012
Senator Patty Murray to Join APTA Annual Meeting Opening Session
Senator Patty Murray is the latest announced speaker at the APTA Annual Meeting Opening Session. You will not want to miss this session, which kicks off the biggest APTA meeting of the year!
As the APTA staff prepares to head to the airport en route to the Annual Meeting in Seattle, we want to wish you all safe travels! We look forward to seeing you there and having a very productive meeting!
Riding Public Transportation Saves Big
APTA released the September Transit Savings Report, which reveals that gas prices are 29 cents higher than last year – this leads to big savings for riders. Giving up one car and relying on public transportation would save, on average, $826 this month and $9,917 annually.


Have you registered for the 12th National Light Rail Conference Sustaining the Metropolis LRT & Streetcars for Super Cities? Join your APTA colleagues in Salt Lake City, UT and learn what is happening around the country, along with a session focusing on light rail advances in France.


Making public transit better for their customers is high on every system's list. The Wall Street Journal takes a look at how systems are rebranding and replacing the buses of old with sleeker, more spacious ones along with new bus rapid transit routes.
The Census Bureau announced that a decrease in solo car commuting was combined with an uptick in public transit ridership.
The NY MTA is approaching a renovation of "the Kissing Room" at Grand Central Station. The $15.5 million restoration would return a room and small corridor to the former glory it held as a path directly from Grand Central Station to the Biltmore Hotel.

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