Issue / Commuter Rail

“FAST Act – The Good and the Bad”

January 7, 2016 The recent enactment of the “Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act” (FAST Act) has rightly been acclaimed...

1976 (Jan.) RRRR Conference Decision Memos for President Ford

A January 2, 1976 memo from OMB Director James Lynn and Transportation Secretary William Coleman to President Ford asking the President...

How Does the FAST Act Compare to the GROW AMERICA Proposal?

December 9, 2015 President Obama’s statement on the morning after the Senate cleared the FAST Act conference report for his...

FY 2016 Transportation-HUD Senate Floor Substitute Amendment #2812

Collins (R-ME) amendment #2812 in the nature of a substitute offered to H.R. 2577, the Transportation-Housing appropriations bill for...

Senate Agrees to Conference With House on Highway Bill

November 10, 2015 - 5:00 p.m. Earlier this afternoon, the U.S. Senate agreed to the House's request to appoint a joint committee of...

Text of House-Passed Version of DRIVE Act Released

November 10, 2015 - 8:30 a.m. The enrolling clerk of the House of Representatives has finished assembling the 864-page clean print...

House-Passed Version of the DRIVE Act

Text of engrossed House amendment in the nature of a substitute to the Senate amendment to H.R. 22 (114th Congress), the DRIVE Act....

USDOT Announces $485 Million in FY15 TIGER Grants

October 29, 2015 The Department of Transportation today announced the recipients of $485 million in national infrastructure...

What Happens Next With the Surface Transportation Extension?

October 16, 2015 Now that the bipartisan leadership of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee has made public the...

Future Of Stand-Alone PTC Deadline Extension Uncertain

October 8, 2015 The White House joined the Positive Train Control (PTC) discussion this week, with spokesman Frank Benenati...

Senate Committee Approves Bill Giving USDOT Power to Appoint WMATA Board Members

October 8, 2015 A Senate committee yesterday approved a short piece of legislation (S. 2093) sponsored by Sen. Barbara Mikulski...

1961 (May 9) Lee White Memo to JFK on Mass Transit Legislation

White House internal memo from Lee White to President Kennedy dated May 9, 1961 updating the President on negotiations with Senator...

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