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  • The Return of New Orleans' Transit Legacy (PDF)(1.27 MB)
    by Rich Sampson
    No city in the United States is as inextricably linked with its transit system as New Orleans. Sure, New York has its subways. San Francisco and cable cars are synonymous. But in New Orleans, a city with an unmistakably distinct culture and identity, its streetcars are as authentic as Mardi Gras, jazz and Cajun cooking.

  • New Options for Community Transportation Insurance (PDF)(285 KB)
    by Rex Knowlton, CCTM
    Four years ago at EXPO 2004 in Seattle, the Community Transportation Association of America and its members began to look at innovative ways of obtaining the necessary insurance for community and public transit systems. This process has resulted in the creation of the Community Transportation Insurance Program (CTIP) as a viable option available to address general liability and vehicle insurance needs for the Association's membership.

  • The CT Interview: Vaughn Whisker (PDF)(285 KB)
    This year, the Community Transportation Association of America has selected Vaughn Whisker as the recipient of the 2008 Founder's Award. This award honors those individuals who have influenced the community and public transportation field throughout their careers and played vital roles at the very inception of what we like to call community transportation. Vaughn's career spans a number of states and a number of transit operations and his accomplishments at each stop along the way have been outstanding.

  • The CT Interview: Sherry Little (PDF)(457 KB)
    Ms. Sherry E. Little was sworn in as Deputy Administrator of the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) on February 20, 2007. Little joins Administrator James S. Simpson in leading the 500-member agency that administers and oversees the $9 billion federal assistance program to the nation's public transportation operators. She helps Administrator Simpson oversee the FTA's $1.4 billion New Starts program, which ensures that American citizens get the greatest return on their investment in major capital transit projects.

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