|March 28, 2014|
|APTA Holds Webinar Reviewing Committee Structure|
APTA's Board of Directors is hosting a webinar to solicit feedback from members on its governance system and committee-related issues such as
opportunities for engagement, committee composition, effective coverage of
topics, and communications flow, among other items. The webinar will be held on April 7 from 3:00 - 4:15 p.m. EST. Listening sessions will be held on May 5 at APTA's Bus Conference in Kansas City, MO; and on June 15 at APTA's Rail Conference in Montreal, QC. Reserve your webinar place now!
Business Coalition Launches to Join Transportation and Infrastructure Debate
A group of leading American companies on March 24 launched the Alliance for American Competitiveness (AAC), dedicated to linking strategic infrastructure investment with long-term economic growth for the U.S. in the global economy. The AAC will be composed initially of Honeywell and Caterpillar, both APTA members; and UPS, Dow Chemical, and BNSF.
March Shows Big Savings for Public Transportation Riders
Individuals who ride public transportation instead of driving can save,
on average, more than $842 this month, and $10,103 annually, according to APTA's latest Transit Savings Report.
SAVE THE DATE
APTA's Bus & Paratransit Conference will be held May 4-7 in Kansas City, MO. Sessions cover everything from workforce development to technology. Additionally, in conjunction with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and other APTA partners, a job fair for military veterans will be held that focuses on resume writing, tips for successfully navigating hiring fairs, and military skill translation. Employers will be interviewing
on-site. Sign up here.
IN THE MEDIA
Americans in growing numbers want to have more public transit service in their communities.
Denver's public transit hub is a test case for funding.
Here are three ways public transportation makes life better for everyone, according to The Nation.
Public transit agencies should no longer be threatened by frivolous lawsuits from patent trolls.