December 17th, 2014OSU is the only educational organization named as one of four Green Power Partners of the Year
December 11th, 2014Communication: From a perspective antagonistic toward social media.
WARNING: The opinions expressed here are mine, not yours.
For the very first time in my life, I am putting to paper the acronyms: LOL, OMG, BFF and IDK.
December 10th, 2014The Regional Transportation District (RTD) in partnership with the Aurora and Cherry Creek school districts will be celebrating the grand prize winners of the “I Heart My RTD” student art contest by unveiling their artwork on the sides of a 40-foot RTD bus at two celebratory events at the winning schools.
December 10th, 2014For 50 years, ABQ RIDE has been making Christmastime memories with its annual Luminaria Tour. The then, newly-formed Albuquerque Transit System first began its Christmas Eve tour for city residents in 1965, to help cut down on cars going through the Country Club neighborhoods. For 50 cents, tour goers were bussed from the old City Auditorium in Downtown (where Heart Hospital now stands) to luminaria-adorned neighborhoods.
December 5th, 2014Mayor Barrone named to represent the Town
December 5th, 2014Warning! This contest may make you a Transit Advocate Superstar!
How many times have you heard, “Tell your story. Tell what you do, why you do it and what happens if you don’t do it” and you think……
December 4th, 2014Who Should Attend: Anyone providing or considering providing public transportation options on tribal lands.
November 26th, 2014Communities are our most important networks. They’re not just spots on a map, or collections of random people. Communities are places where people share common connections with each other. Our choices on where to live, work, learn, meet, and play grow with the connections we create. And with strong connections come economic opportunities and vibrant communities.
November 21st, 2014In our last newsletter, a SWTA Member asked you for examples of a Request for Proposal (RFP) to have a Transit Development Plan (TDP) created for their city. Here's what we received.
November 21st, 2014First four cars meant for service on FasTracks Airport Line, three other new lines, will be brought into Union Station on Friday
November 19th, 2014The goal of this course is to teach transit professionals the legal background of ADA and paratransit requirements and will be offered March 3, 2015 in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
November 19th, 2014Transit Initiatives within the SWTA Region.
November 19th, 2014Working together, VIA leaders, our security professionals, and partnering public safety officials are taking immediate steps to enhance ongoing efforts to reflect our concern for the comfort and security of our riders.
November 19th, 2014Beginning with a board member's suggestion in 2013 DART has established a Human Trafficking Task Force that is making efforts to educate. In October they held a meeting to discuss the formation of a coalition. The attendees included: DART, DCTA, TRE, AMTRAK, SWTA, Megabus, Greyhound, Dallas Police Department, Houston Metro, Department of Transportation 911, Children at Risk, New Friends New Life, Dallas Women's Foundation and Mosaic Family Services
November 18th, 2014The Regional Transportation District has been awarded LEED® Gold certification for the Union Station Bus Concourse. The agency held a plaque dedication today to recognize the achievement. The LEED rating system, developed by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), is the foremost program for buildings, homes and communities that are designed, constructed, maintained and operated for improved environmental and human health performance.
November 18th, 2014Topeka Metro prepares to remove buses from fleet - they are available for sale.
November 17th, 2014Leading with Love, the local Guide Dogs for the Blind puppy raising club in Colorado Springs, will be conducting their monthly outing on Monday, November 17th. The club, consisting of up to nine guide dog puppies in training, will be riding the Colorado Springs Mountain Metropolitan Transit Route 3 bus to Manitou Springs to walk around, get used to riding the bus, and to do some obedience exercises.
November 13th, 2014Unless Congress takes action in the lame-duck session, commuters who use mass transit and van pools will continue to get a smaller tax break than the one available to drivers who get a tax break for employer-provided parking.
November 12th, 2014FTA is publishing two important safety messages to update stakeholders on the status of our efforts to implement our new safety regulatory authority.
November 12th, 2014FTA has published final guidance on the application of a provision of MAP-21 regarding corridor preservation for future transit projects.
November 11th, 2014Denver –The Regional Transportation District (RTD) and Pepsi, Orange Crush and Gatorade are teaming up to unveil two wrapped light rail trains featuring local NFL players. The trains advertise the sodas Orange Crush and Pepsi, and sports drink Gatorade and feature larger-than-life images of the NFL players. Julius Thomas will be on hand to help reveal the special trains.
November 11th, 2014A new class of post-9/11 military veterans has begun making a name for itself on Capitol Hill.
November 11th, 2014Agency offers opportunities for growth to the veteran community
November 10th, 2014SWTA honors American Veterans. They are our Defenders of Freedom
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August 27th, 2014Open letter RE: Procurement Practices: Improvements to Faulty Bid Processes Could Avoid Tragedies
August 22nd, 2014An Introduction to the Federal Transit Administration
August 1st, 2014
June 18th, 2014The Murphy-Corker plan would raise the gas tax by 12 cents over the next two years, raising $164 billion over the next decade and covering the shortfall in the Highway Trust Fund.
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May 30th, 2014Steve Banta, Valley Metro CEO, was honored as one of Phoenix’s Most Admired Leaders by the Phoenix Business Journal at awards dinner May 29.
May 12th, 2014Big. Bold. Modern. Transit.
Service began at Union Station Bus Concourse in Denver, on May 11. Riders will enjoy a bright, bold and spacious new bus facility with easy connections to light rail, the Free MallRide and future commuter rail.
April 25th, 2014You may receive a fax or other communication from the "DOT Office of Procurement" asking you to complete a form and fax it to them. DO NOT respond to this request!
March 26th, 2014Summer opportunities for hands-on, interactive, learning with peers and tailored for transit CEO's, GM's, Managers, staff, General Counsel, transit board members and more.
March 18th, 2014City Commission passes a proclamation designating Saturday, March 15 as Driver Appreciation Day in Brownsville, Texas
March 18th, 2014ABQ RIDE Honors Transit Employees
March 18th, 2014Bus drivers don’t have an easy job, they just make it look that way.
March 6th, 2014Overview of Public-Private Partnerships for Highway and Transit Projects.
January 15th, 2014Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure hearing on "Building the Foundation for Surface Transportation Reauthorization, was held January 14, 2014. Gov Mary Fallon, Oklahoma was a witness.
January 9th, 2014In today’s Federal Register, the Federal Transit Administration has announced the availability of $24.9M (FY 2013 funds) for the
new Low or No Emission Vehicle Deployment Program “LoNo”.
January 8th, 2014SAN ANTONIO, By Vianna Davila : January 7, 2014 — U.S. Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx visited San Antonio on Tuesday where local officials gave him a briefing on the plans for a 5.9-mile downtown streetcar system.
December 23rd, 2013ALL ABOARD FOR SATURDAY RAIL ROLL-OUT
METRO is inviting the public to get on board for the Saturday, Dec. 21 grand opening of the new 5.3-mile North/Red Line!
October 24th, 2013The Safety and Transit Asset Management is found in the October 3, 2013 issue of the Federal Register and is required by MAP-21.
October 24th, 2013The FTA recently published a Notice Of Availability Of Proposed Circular And Request For Comments on Formula Grants for Rural Areas. Comments due November 25, 2013
October 24th, 2013ABQ RIDE: “Darkness falls across the land. The midnight hour is close at hand…”
October 21st, 2013At its monthly meeting on October 21, the board of the Fort Worth Transportation Authority (The T) re-elected Scott Mahaffey, president and CEO of Cohn & Gregory, Inc. as chair of The T’s board of directors for Fiscal Year 2014.
October 21st, 2013The Fort Worth Transportation Authority (The T) has announced the appointment of Rebecca Young-Montgomery as Assistant Vice President for Government Relations. Montgomery fills the position previously held by Shawna Russell who accepted a position with the Texas Transit Institute.
September 25th, 2013U.S. DOT Hosts Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Program Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) Listening Session
September 25th, 2013National Association of Manufacturers survey finds the majority say U.S. infrastructure in poor condition and huring competitiveness
September 25th, 2013
September 25th, 2013"Parking spaces are meant for cars." That’s been the prevailing wisdom among drivers and city planners for years. But now, ABQ RIDE is helping Albuquerque join a growing movement to turn some urban parking spaces in the city into parklets; aesthetically-pleasing mini-parks with such things as greenery or art and seating for people.
September 25th, 2013A-Train ridership continues to grow and the Denton County Transportation Authority (Texas) celebrates surpassing the 1M+ passengers milestone on September 25, 2013.
August 30th, 2013U.S. Transportation Secretary Foxx makes first trip to Oklahoma. Rick Cain, METRO Transit, was selected to participate in the August 30 state transportation leaders meeting.
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July 29th, 2013The American Public Transportation Association (APTA) announced that Regional Transportation District (RTD) General Manager and CEO Phillip A. Washington has been selected for the Outstanding Public Transportation Manager Award. This prestigious award honors a public transportation manager who has made outstanding contributions to the public transportation industry.
July 23rd, 2013The Senate voted to move forward with a $54 billion transportation spending bill Tuesday, 7/23/13, in a 73-26 vote that split upper chamber Republicans.
Nineteen Republican senators voted in favor of the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development (THUD) Appropriations bill, even though it would spend significantly more that a $44 billion House bill.
July 10th, 2013The VIA Metropolitan Transit Board of Trustees has selected Jeffrey Arndt as the agency’s new president and chief executive officer. Arndt has been VIA’s interim president/CEO since the previous holder of the position, Keith Parker, left last November to head up the transit agency in Atlanta, Georgia. The decision to promote Arndt was announced following a special meeting of the Board held June 25, 2013.
June 26th, 2013Tay Yoshitani, Chief Executive Officer of the Port of Seattle, and Phil Washington, General Manager of the Regional Transportation District (RTD) in Denver, was appointed to the Eno Center for Transportation’s Board of Directors on June 6. Eno Chairman Lillian Borrone made the announcement at the organization’s annual Leadership Development Conference fundraising dinner.
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June 12th, 2013VIA Metropolitan Transit Launches a Mobile Application for Smartphones
June 12th, 2013Brownsville, McAllen & South Padre Put Money Together to Provide Texas Transportation Options
June 12th, 2013New Orleans RTA may run the Algiers, Chalmette ferries under bill passed by Louisiana House
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June 12th, 2013APTA Survey Reveals Growing Support for Public Transportation
June 4th, 2013SWTA recently appointed to Rail Vehicles Access Advisory Committee (RVAAC)
June 4th, 2013
June 4th, 2013Employers Support Public Transportation
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May 22nd, 2013Bike-Sharing program is the first in the U.S. to be launched by a transit agency
May 22nd, 2013SWART, Uvalde, Texas, is proud to announce the celebration of its First Anniversary as a standalone rural public transportation system.
May 22nd, 2013Oklahoma City METRO Transit Seeks Public Input on System Improvement Proposals
May 22nd, 2013Vice President of Internal Audit Caroline Beyer has been named Internal Auditor of the Year by the Austin Chapter of the Institute of Internal Auditors.
May 22nd, 2013The City of Santa Fe's Transit bus shelters will be undergoing a transformation effective mid-May.
May 22nd, 2013VIA honored the winners of its Youth Art Contest at an awards luncheon held on Wednesday, May 15.
May 22nd, 2013Topeka Transit On Track to be Under FY13 Budget
May 22nd, 2013Wichita Transit is continuing its upgrade of the city's bus fleet, with plans to purchase 10 more new buses.
May 22nd, 2013More than 8 million adults aged 65+ do not drive, an increase of more than 1 million between 2001 and 2009.
May 22nd, 2013Help OKC Employees Impacted by Moore Tornado
May 22nd, 2013See Recent FTA Funding Announcements and Clarifications
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May 6th, 2013Public Transportation's Role: RECOGNIZE, ASK, REPORT
April 26th, 2013RTD's long-awaited West light-rail line officially opened on Friday, April 26, 2013. The newly minted West light rail line was hailed Friday as a huge step forward in linking the entire Denver metro area through mass transit.
April 26th, 2013On April 22, Collin County, Texas Commissioners Court voted unanimously to designate TAPS Public Transit as its provider of transportation services for unurbanized areas of the county.
April 26th, 2013Austin could lease its airport to raise hundreds of millions of dollars for urban rail under a proposal that Mayor Lee Leffingwell and top city officials have been quietly exploring for more than six months.
April 26th, 2013For the first time since implementing annual Customer Service Satisfaction Surveys, the Rio Metro Regional Transit District and the New Mexico Rail Runner Express are expanding their target audience to include non-riders as well as regular riders of the train.
April 26th, 2013Nettie Moore, 88, remembers when the trolley was a lifeline. Only one family had a car in her Utica Street neighborhood, and children would save their pennies to ride to Golden to picnic or climb the steep hillsides.
April 26th, 2013The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) has placed in the docket and on its Web site, proposed guidance, in the form of a circular, to assist recipients in their implementation of the section 5307 Urbanized Area Formula Program.
April 26th, 2013U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood announced the availability of $474 million for a fifth round of the highly successful TIGER (Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery) competitive grant program to fund surface transportation projects that have a significant impact on the nation, a region or a metropolitan area.
April 9th, 2013The Regional Transportation District's "Workforce Initiative Now"(WIN) program (Denver, CO), the first of its kind in the country, aims to connect contractors working on RTD's projects, such as the FasTracks regional transit system, with job seekers who may not otherwise be considered for an open position.
April 9th, 2013Transportation leaders from across the country met in Washington, DC to kickoff the Getting America to Work (GATW) coalition. The coalition of transit agencies, councils of government, environmental groups, labor and business organizations is dedicated to finding innovative solutions to funding America's transit infrastructure and the $78 billion spending backlog needed to bring the country's transit systems into a state of good repair.
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