Issue / Commuter Rail

Maryland Purple Line Light Rail On Hold After Judge’s Ruling

August 18, 2016  How important are ridership forecasts to the environmental impact statements for a new fixed guideway rail system,...

FRA Awards $25M in PTC Grants, Releases PTC Status Report

August 18, 2016  The Federal Railroad Administration has selected the recipients of $25 million in grants for positive train...

Mapping the Digital City

“Why don’t you stop and ask for directions?” For decades, the now-anachronistic question encapsulated American identity,...

$197 Million in PTC Implementation Grant Funding Soon To Be Available

August 3, 2016 On July 29, the U.S. Department of Transportation announced the availability of $197 million in grants to commuter...

Party Platforms and Possible Governing Agendas

July 21, 2016 The 2016 Republican National Convention has adopted the 2016 Republican Platform. The transportation provisions of the...

What’s the secret ingredient to increasing transit ridership? Fast, frequent transit

Fast, frequent transit that people can walk to is the key to increasing urban transit ridership. That’s the main conclusion of...

1975 White House Memos on WMATA Funding via Interstate Transfers

This is a PDF file containing an April 15, 1975 memo to President Ford from his Budget Director, James Lynn, asking the President to...

Managers’s Amendment to FY 2017 Transportation-HUD Appropriations in House Markup

Manager's amendment offered and adopted to the draft FY 2017 Transportation-Housing appropriations bill in the May 24, 2017 House...

Capitol Hill Events – Week of May 23, 2016

Tuesday, May 24 – House Transportation and Infrastructure – full committee hearing on improving the safety and reliability of the...

Senate Continues FY17 USDOT Appropriations Debate

May 17, 2016 Debate on the Senate’s version of the fiscal 2017 Transportation-HUD appropriations bill (Senate amendment #3896 to...

Shut the Subways Down

When the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority shut down its subway system for an entire day in March for emergency...

What Can DC Metro’s Past Tell Us About Its Future?

May 12, 2016 The Great Society Subway: A History of the Washington Metro By Zachary Schrag (2006, with a new paperback edition in...

Be Part of the Conversation
Sign up to receive news, events, publications, and course notifications.
No thanks