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American Public Transportation Association

 Media Advisory

 12/12/2018

Contact:

Mantill Williams
202-496-4869
mwilliams@apta.com

 The Future of Your Commute

 APTA Press Conference Call on Thursday to Highlight Public Transit’s New Innovations for Today and Tomorrow’s Commuter

On the call, we will provide real-world examples to include: 

Autonomous vehicle shuttles, new apps, partnerships with ride-hailing services for first/last mile solutions, and discussion of future technological impacts.
 
What impact will these new technologies have on your city, community, region and your local public transit system? 

APTA will release new report that explores the commuters’ views and preferences on public transit’s role in a new era with multiple mobility options. 


WHAT: Press Call on Public Transit’s New Innovations and New Report of Commuter’s Preferences

WHEN: Thursday, December 13
                11:00 a.m. ET

WHO: Paul Skoutelas, APTA President and CEO, Washington, DC
                Gary Thomas, President/Executive Director of the Dallas Area Rapid Transit, Dallas, TX
Tina Quigley, General Manager, RTC of Southern Nevada, Las Vegas, NV
Joshua Schank, Chief Innovation Officer, Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority, Los Angeles, CA
Matt Fyten, Manager of Planning, South West Transit, Eden Prairie, MN
Kelly Coyner (Autonomous Vehicle Expert), CEO and Founder of Mobilitye3, Washington, DC

The American Public Transportation Association (APTA) is excited to share new public transit innovations and release a new report that helps lay out a New Mobility Paradigm for America’s future.  

Please RSVP to Mantill Williams at mwilliams@apta.com or (202) 496-4869 or cell (202) 329-1857. A dial-in number will be provided upon RSVP.

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The American Public Transportation Association (APTA) is a nonprofit international association of 1,500 public and private sector organization which represent a $68 billion industry that directly employs 420,000 people and supports millions of private sector jobs. APTA members are engaged in the areas of bus, paratransit, light rail, commuter rail, subways, waterborne services, and intercity and high-speed passenger rail. This includes: transit systems; planning, design, construction, and finance firms; product and service providers; academic institutions; transit associations and state departments of transportation. APTA is the only association in North America that represents all modes of public transportation. APTA members serve the public interest by providing safe, efficient and economical transit services and products.



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