November 26, 2014
FRA Issues Safety Advisory on Roadway Worker Authority Limits
FRA issued an industry-wide safety advisory offering guidance for rail employees working on active tracks, or right-of-ways, under the supervision of a dispatcher. The advisory mandates three measures that railroads must enact immediately to further enhance safety.
» The Central Ohio Transit Authority has an opening for a vice president of finance & chief financial officer. [More]
» Metra in Chicago is looking for a deputy executive director, administration. [More]
» St. Louis Metro requests proposals for the manufacture and delivery of 30-, 35-, and 40-foot buses. [More]
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FTA/FHWA to Host Webinar on Performance Measures

FTA and FHWA will host a webinar on linking performance measures to improved performance outcomes, on Dec. 9, 2-3:30 p.m. EST. Presenters will showcase examples of how using performance measures/management data impacts and improves public transportation performance outcomes. Sign up now

Congressional Committee Assignments Announced

The House and Senate Committee assignments for the first session of the 114th Congress (2015) are now available. The listings are useful for APTA members to plan events and visit their elected officials. Find out your Congressmembers' assignments here.  

APTA Transit Savings Report Finds Big Savings

APTA's November Transit Savings Report found that individuals who ride public transportation can save, on average, more than $803 this month and $9,635 annually. These savings are based on the cost of commuting by public transportation compared to the cost of owning and driving a vehicle and includes the Nov. 24 average national gas price.

APTA's 2015 Transit CEOs Seminar will be held Feb. 7-10 in Phoenix, AZ. Participation is reserved for chief executive officers and their deputies. Early bird registration is now available!

America's infrastructure is badly in need of repair, according to CBS's 60 Minutes. 

Public transportation can be the key to Detroit's revival.

Rail has the potential to transform Honolulu.
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