April 25, 2014
A New Look for Passenger Transport Express!

You'll notice that this edition of Passenger Transport Express features a new and more modern look. We've also included classified advertisements.

» The Nashville Metropolitan Transit Authority has an opening for a chief executive officer. [More]
» The Central Indiana Regional Transportation Authority seeks an executive director. [More]
» The Bay Metropolitan Transportation Authority, Bay City, MI, will receive proposals for up to nine 29-foot buses. [More]
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Foxx: A Bill Can Pass This Summer

DOT Secretary Anthony Foxx said that passing a surface transportation bill can certainly happen this summer. "I don't buy that this can't be done, and can't be done quickly," he said in an interview on April 17. "At the same time, we've said all along that we're open to other pay-fors, we're open to ideas that Congress has."

APTA Members Sweep TSA's 'Gold Standard' Security Awards

The TSA gave its 'Gold Standard Award' to six public transit agencies for their dedication to building a strong security program. All winners are APTA members: Sound Transit, in Seattle, WA; Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority, in Buffalo, NY; Hampton Roads Transit, in Hampton, VA; South Florida Regional Transportation Authority, in Pompano Beach, FL; Valley Metro, in Phoenix, AZ; and Capital District Transportation Authority, in Albany, NY.

Join the Dialogue on APTA's 2015-2019 Strategic Plan

APTA is currently developing its next five-year strategic plan. What would you like to see as key goals of the Association, and how do they relate to your needs as an APTA members? Come join in our dialogue about setting APTA's priorities for 2015-2019. APTA's Strategic Plan listening sessions will take place:

  • At the APTA Bus & Paratransit Conference in Kansas City, MO, on May 4, from 1:45-3:00 p.m. EST.
  • At the APTA Rail Conference in Montreal, Canada, on June 15, from 12:45 - 2:00 p.m. EST.

A virtual listening session will also take place on May 29, from 3:30 - 5:00 p.m. EST. To register, click here

APTA Awards Deadline Extended to May 1

There's still time for you to nominate the top leaders and public transportation systems in North America for the 2104 APTA Awards. Find the nominations criteria at www.apta.com. If you have questions, contact Erin Cartwright at ecartwright@apta.com.

Transit Savings Climb as Gas Prices Rise

Individuals who ride public transit instead of owning and driving a car can save, on average, more than $848 this month and $10,174 annually, according to APTA's April Transit Savings Report. Gas prices are 33 cents higher per gallon than in February.


APTA's Bus & Paratransit Conference in Kansas City, MO, begins in less than two weeks! Don't miss the industry's premier bus display and exhibitor showcase -- sign up here.


Public transit agencies are using alternative fuels in record numbers.

Smart cities adapt to growing populations by investing in public transportation.

With federal support for highway and bridge investment in jeopardy, a new report highlights structural repairs needed for U.S. infrastructure.

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