Michael Melaniphy Archives - BUSRide

APTA statement on MBTA police officer shot in the line of duty

American Public Transportation Association (APTA) President Michael Melaniphy released the following statement on Friday.

Voters approve nearly 70 percent of transit ballot measures

These numbers reflect a long-term trend – since the year 2000, more than 70 percent of public transit ballot measures have successfully passed.

APTA: Public transportation ridership surged in first quarter of 2012

Public transportation ridership surged in the first quarter of 2012, an increase of 5 percent over the first quarter of last year, according to a report released Monday by the American Public Transportation Association (APTA).

Study: Volatile gas prices point to rise in public transit use

The American Public Transportation Association (APTA) and Building America’s Future (BAF) today released a study predicting that record numbers of Americans will turn to public transportation as a cost-cutting measure in the face of volatile gas prices.

Dallas Area Rapid Transit best at 2012 International Bus Roadeo

Dallas Area Rapid Transit won the Grand Champion Award at the 37th International Bus Roadeo during APTA’s Bus and Paratransit Conference in Long Beach, CA this week.

Lawmakers scheduled to meet on transportation bill

A day after House Republicans blocked the surface transportation bill, lawmakers were scheduled to meet on Wednesday to discuss a plan to move the bill forward.

Republicans to redo House transportation bill

House Republicans are reworking Speaker John Boehner’s signature energy-infrastructure package to lower the price tag, shorten the duration and eliminate a controversial provision on transit funding.

Speaker Boehner delays completion of Transportation Bill until after President’s Day recess

Late Wednesday Speaker Boehner announced the U.S. House of Representatives would not complete the consideration of H.R. 7, the American Energy and Infrastructure Jobs Act of 2012, until after Congress returns from the President’s Day district work period.

APTA applauds House, Senate bills introduced

The American Public Transportation Association is pleased that the U.S. House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee and the U.S. Senate Banking Committee introduced multi-year bills to address the nation’s public transportation.