The Year 2000 (Y2K) is presenting elements of the national infrastructure with the opportunity to become part of a potential problem or part of the solution. Public transit is determined to become part of the solution, and to this end, has expended considerable energy and effort to identify areas that are susceptible to Y2K problems and address them effectively. The American Public Transit Association (APTA) has worked diligently in support of its members acting as a forum to examine common problems and solutions and to provide a means for members and others to share information. APTA members have responded to surveys of industry status, responded to inquiries posed by the Federal Transit Administration, contributed to a wealth of information as evidenced by the Y2K site on the APTA home page, and most importantly, pursued whatever actions have been deemed necessary to overcome any Y2K related potential problems. Public transit, however, is dependent upon other elements of the national infrastructure in order to operate effectively, and outreach has been undertaken to coordinate with providers of fuel, telecommunications, operating equipment, and electric power. Based upon the results of these coordination efforts, contingency plans are being drawn up to respond to a range of scenarios that Y2K may present to this industry. Public transit has accepted the challenge and assumed responsibility for being part of the Y2K solution. Efforts are underway and will continue into the millennium to provide effective and efficient transportation for the benefit of the nation.


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  • Accession Number: 00770297
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Publication No. CD-006
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 24 1999 12:00AM