Useful Links from FRIENDS OF TRANSIT
Arizona Department of Transportation
Valley Metro - Provides public transportation services for
Phoenix, Arizona and the Valley of the Sun.
Central Phoenix/East Valley Light Rail Project
City of Tempe Transportation Division
Light Rail Central The North American Light Rail Information Site
- Provides daily updates through a news service on articles about
light rail systems around the United States.
Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1433
- Designed to give our members and visitors current, up-to-date
information of the operation of our Union Local.
Rail Transit OnLine - A subscription newsletter sent
exclusively by e-mail and covering all aspects of rail transit in
North America. There are monthly and twice-monthly editions.
American Association of State Highway & Transportation Officials
- AASHTO is a nonprofit, nonpartisan association representing
highway and transportation departments in the 50 states, the
District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. It is the only national public
sector association that represents all five transportation modes:
air, highways, public transportation, rail and water. Its primary
goal is to foster the development, operation and maintenance of an
integrated national transportation system.
American Bus Association - The American Bus Association, the
trade association of the intercity bus industry, represents the
motorcoach industry's interests in Washington, D.C. It also
facilitates relationships between North American motorcoach and tour
companies and all related segments of the travel and supplier
industries and promotes travel by motorcoach to consumers.
American Public Transportation Association - APTA serves and
leads its diverse membership through advocacy, innovation, and
information sharing to strengthen and expand public transportation.
American Public Works Association - The American Public Works
Association is an international educational and professional
association of public agencies, private sector companies, and
individuals dedicated to providing high quality public works goods
Association for Commuter Transportation
Bureau of Transportation Statistics - The 1991 Intermodal
Surface Transportation Efficiency Act (ISTEA) established the Bureau
of Transportation Statistics (BTS) for data collection, analysis,
and reporting and to ensure the most cost-effective use of
transportation-monitoring resources. We strive to increase public
awareness of the nation's transportation system and its implications
and improve the transportation knowledge base of decisionmakers.
BTS supplements the data collection programs of other agencies and
serves as the lead agency in developing and coordinating intermodal
transportation statistics. We are unique in that we are the only
federal agency to combine statistical analysis, mapping, and
transportation analysis under one roof.
Canadian Urban Transit Association - Canada's voice of urban
Center for Urban Transportation Research - The Center for Urban
Transportation Research (CUTR), established in 1988, has become
recognized nationally and serves as an important resource for
policymakers, transportation professionals, the education system,
and the public. With emphasis on developing innovative,
implementable solutions to transportation problems, CUTR provides
high quality, objective transportation expertise in the form of
technical support, policy analysis, and research support that
translates directly into benefits for its project sponsors.
Community Transportation Association of America - Across the
country, all of our association’s members have been affected by
rapidly rising fuel prices. In addition, we believe all our members
are prepared and willing to help their communities respond to the
social and economic impacts of this national energy crisis. Below
are a press release and a public statement we have released on these
issues. We have shared this statement with the White House, members
of Congress, and with industry and news media outlets here in
Eno Foundation for Transportation, Inc. - The Eno Transportation
Foundation (ETF) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving
all modes of transportation—ground, air, and water. It was founded
in 1921 by William Phelps Eno, with the goal of improving traffic
control and safety. Since then, the Foundation’s activities have
evolved in response to changes in transportation and society.
Federal Transit Authority
Institute of Transportation Engineers - The Institute of
Transportation Engineers (ITE), an international individual member
educational and scientific association, is one of the largest and
fastest-growing multimodal professional transportation organizations
in the world. ITE members are traffic engineers, transportation
planners and other professionals who are responsible for meeting
society's needs for safe and efficient surface transportation
through planning, designing, implementing, operating and maintaining
surface transportation systems worldwide.
Intelligent Transportation Systems of America - The mission of
the Intelligent Transportation Society of America (ITS America) is
to foster public/private partnerships to increase the safety and
efficiency of surface transportation through the application of
advanced technologies. ITS America was mandated by the U.S. Congress
in 1991 to coordinate the development and deployment of intelligent
transportation systems in the United States.
Light Rail Transit Association - Information and campaigning
about better public transport through trams, tramways, streetcars
and light rail transit systems.
National Center for Bicycling and Walking - This site is
designed to support the activities and initiatives of people working
across the country, in their professional work and private lives, to
make America a better place to walk and to bicycle. We present
informational resources, and outline actions government agencies,
non-governmental organization and individuals can take to improve
the environment for bicycling and walking.
National League of Cities
National Transit Institute
Surface Transportation Policy Project - The goal of The Surface
Transportation Policy Project is to ensure that transportation
policy and investments help conserve energy, protect environmental
and aesthetic quality, strengthen the economy, promote social
equity, and make communities more livable. We emphasize the needs of
people, rather than vehicles, in assuring access to jobs, services,
and recreational opportunities.
Transportation Planning Division, American Planning Association
- Conferences, Short Courses, Technical Assistance and Information
for Transportation Professionals.
Transportation Research Board
Urban Land Institute
Arizona Transit Association
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