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Posts Tagged ‘American Public Transportation Association’

The Hidden Traffic Safety Solution – Public Transportation

Monday, September 12th, 2016

Public transportation is one of the safest ways to travel. It is ten times safer per mile than traveling by car because it has less than a tenth the per-mile traffic casualty (injury or death) rate as automobile travel. Public transit-oriented communities are five times safer because they have about a fifth the per capita traffic casualty rate as automobile-oriented communities. In addition, crash rates tend to decline as public transit travel increases in a community. Contrary to popular perceptions, public transit travel is significantly safer than automobile travel.

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It’s National Dump The Pump Day!

Thursday, June 16th, 2016
National Dump the Pump Day: June 16, 2016

It’s time to celebrate the 11th Annual National Dump the Pump Day…National Dump the Pump Day encourages people to ride public transportation (instead of driving) and save money.

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Shared Mobility and the Transformation of Public Transit

Tuesday, March 22nd, 2016

This report concludes by presenting recommended actions that public entities—public transit agencies, transportation departments, and other local and regional agencies—can take to promote useful cooperation between public and private mobility providers. It also suggests regulatory enhancements, institutional realignments, and forms of public-private engagement that would allow innovation to flourish while still providing mobility as safely, broadly, and equitably as possible.

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Guest on The Infra Blog: Michael Melaniphy, President & CEO, American Public Transportation Association (APTA)

Wednesday, February 24th, 2016
Michael Melaniphy on The Infra Blog

Michael P. Melaniphy is president and chief executive officer of the American Public Transportation Association (APTA) and president of the American Public Transportation Foundation. Melaniphy’s entire career has been in public transportation, with more than 30 years of both public and private sector leadership experience.

“As a kid growing up you had a binary choice: you were either a bus kid or you were a car kid. You were one of the two. And you look at today’s environment and it’s a multi-modal environment. We have evolved as a society to understand that now it’s about mobility choices…So as we look at what are the best utilizations of our scarce resources in a community, people are looking at the full assortment of choices, and as we look at the unbelievable growth that’s going to come in the population set of this nation we’ve found that paving our way to a solution is not the best choice.”

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Connecting the Sectors: Weaving a New Transit Network

Wednesday, February 17th, 2016

Private providers are anxious to keep the discussion going with public transit agencies, emphasizing that the partnerships are a start toward reducing overall car ridership and encouraging more transit use—while providing them with a possible well of new customers…“There’s been a lot of mutual curiosity,” said Peter Gould, Uber’s senior transportation policy associate. “We’re excited about having these conversations and having these connections, and talking to each other about the other not in a negative sense, but about how we complement public transit and the impact of Uber.”

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2015 AASHTO Transportation Bottom Line Report

Wednesday, December 10th, 2014
Highways and Bridges Maximum Economic Investments

AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF STATE HIGHWAY AND TRANSPORTATION OFFICIALS (AASHTO) An annual investment of $120 billion for highways and bridges between 2015 and 2020 is necessary to improve the condition and performance of the system, given a rate of travel growth of 1.0 percent per year in vehicle miles of travel, which has been AASHTO’s sustainability […]

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The Economic Impact of Public Transportation

Thursday, May 15th, 2014
Potential Long-term Economic Impact per Billion Dollars of Enhanced National Investment in Public Transportation (Annual Effect in the 20th Year)*

Increased public transportation investment can lead to significant economic growth, as a consequence of both the short-term stimulus impact of public transportation outlays and a longer-term, cumulative impact on economic productivity. The latter is enabled by increasing investment to improve our nation’s urban transportation systems and sustaining the investment over time. While the total impact will depend on the level and distribution of investment, the magnitude of potential impact can be illustrated by considering a scenario of enhanced investment sustained over 20 years.

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Public Transportation for the Holidays

Wednesday, December 25th, 2013
Public Transportation for the Holidays

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Transit in High-Growth Business Clusters

Friday, December 20th, 2013
Case Study Area

There has been significant attention in the transportation research field
regarding the extent to which transit investment supports “agglomerations
economies” – the ability of business firms to realize productivity gains
because of greater labor market access. This research study addresses
this same general issue of business productivity, market access and transit
service, but from a different perspective.

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A New Partnership: Rail Transit and Convention Growth

Thursday, November 21st, 2013
The Rail Cities: Head and Shoulders Above

As fewer Americans are driving cars and recent generational trends show an exodus from rural areas into cities and suburbs with interconnected transit and walkable alternatives, locations that offer multimodal transportation systems are increasingly popular places to live. However, new historical data analysis proves that these same cities are desirable places to travel to as well.

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