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National Capital Area Transportation Authorization Statutes National Capital Planning Act of 1952 (Public Law 592, 82nd Congress)...

London Rail: An International Success Story

(Editorial Note: This is an extract of the presentation made to the Eno Transit Executive Program, which took place between April 17-23...

Foxx Replaces 3 WMATA Board Members, Emphasizing Safety

April 29, 2016 U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx announced yesterday that he will replace three of the four federal members...

Denver Eagle P3 Begins Operations

The nation’s first modern public-private partnership (P3) for public transportation has now begun operations. On April 22, 2016, the...

House Hearing Examines DC Metro’s Woes

April 20, 2016 Last week, the House Oversight Committee held a much-discussed hearing regarding safety and service of the Washington...

Free Webinar on the Strategy and Economics of London’s Major Rail Projects

Join us at 10:30am ET on April 20 for a members-only webinar with Ian Brown, former Managing Director of London Rail. Mr. Brown will...

New WMATA Chief Outlines Plans for DC Metro’s Future

March 10, 2016 The National Press Club held a luncheon on March 7 featuring Paul Wiedefeld, the general manager of the Washington...

California High-Speed Rail Project Changes Direction, Wants $5.2B RRIF Loan

February 25, 2016 The troubled California high-speed rail project last week released a new business plan that contained a new cost...

Amtrak’s FY17 Budget Request Differs From the White House’s Plan

Amtrak is an unusual quasi-governmental corporation. It receives significant annual subsidies from the federal government, but the...

Capitol Hill Events – Week of February 22, 2016

Tuesday, February 23 - Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation - Subcommittee on Surface Transportation and Merchant Marine...

“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...

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