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Performance Review

by Eric Wolf, General Manager

Wednesday, November 14, 2012 | Categories:

Pennsylvania’s Act 44 of 2007 requires that all transit providers in the Commonwealth undergo an independent performance review every five years. PennDOT Bureau of Public Transportation personnel working with industry consultants recently completed an Act 44 Performance Review for AMTRAN.


Governor Corbett’s Leadership

from the Keystone Transportation Funding Coalition

Friday, March 30, 2012 | Categories:
Governor Tom Corbett plans to address transportation funding

Energy - does anybody really care?

by Eric Wolf, AMTRAN General Manager

Wednesday, February 18, 2009 | Categories:
Remember last summer when our biggest economic threat was $4.00 gas? Ah, the good old days. With $2.00 gas and a worldwide economic meltdown, the energy issue has receded, but it certainly hasn’t gone away.

Has $4 gas increased AMTRAN’s ridership?

by Eric Wolf, AMTRAN General Manager

Monday, August 04, 2008 | Categories:
From friends to elected officials to the media, everyone is constantly asking me, “With gas at $4.00 a gallon, isn't AMTRAN's ridership up?” Well it is up, but only a little, and here's why.

"Money, Money, Money!"

by Eric Wolf, AMTRAN General Manager

Tuesday, September 04, 2007 | Categories:
You may remember Norman Glucroft’s famous commercials, “Come to Roaring River Mills where you save only money. Money, Money, Money!” In line with Mr. Glucroft’s slogan, AMTRAN hopes that the Roaring River Mills property will “save only money” for the bus company.

What is a fair fare?

by Eric Wolf, AMTRAN General Manager

Monday, June 04, 2007 | Categories:
There has been a lot of discussion around fare increases from the state legislature as well as from the Transportation Funding and Reform Commission. I’d like to talk a little about our new fares in Altoona.

Lindsey’s letter

Monday, March 12, 2007 | Categories:
An actual letter from a young constituent to Senator John Eichelberger, Rep. Rick Geist, Rep. Jerry Stern.  (Edited for length.)

Making the case for public transportation in Blair County

by Eric Wolf, General Manager

Monday, March 05, 2007 | Categories:
When you work in the public sector, it’s always part of your job to justify your agency’s existence to elected officials and to taxpayers. That’s okay because public transit can make a compelling case.