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Highway Funding in New House COVID Bill Reinforces Funding Formula Inequities

Yesterday's $3+ trillion coronavirus relief bill introduced by House Democrats (H.R. 6800, the HEROES Act) includes a $15 billion...

$15 Billion for State DOTs, $15.75 Billion More For Transit in Latest House Democratic COVID Bill

This afternoon, House Democrats unveiled their $3 trillion, 1,815-page coronavirus response bill, that follows the $2.6 trillion bill...

Senate Panel Approves Water Resources Bill, May Be Combined With Highway Bill On Senate Floor

On May 6, the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee gave its unanimous approval to two water infrastructure bills, which may be...

Senate Panel Holds Highly Anticipated Hearing on Aviation and COVID

On May 6, the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation held a hearing on “The State of the Aviation Industry:...

APTA Asks For Another $24 Billion in COVID Relief for Transit Providers

Yesterday, the American Public Transportation Association asked Congress to appropriate an additional $23.8 billion in...

BLS Releases Gruesome April Jobs Report; Some Transportation Sectors Largely Spared

At 8:30 a.m. this morning, the Bureau of Labor Statistics announced the U.S. employment totals for April 2020. As expected, the news...

FTA Clarifies Scope of Chinese Transit Rolling Stock Ban

The Federal Transit Administration has released a FAQ document explaining to transit operators the effects of the federal law that will...

COVID Costs: $500 Billion in Discretionary Appropriations (And Counting)

The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office, which has found it difficult to analyze new spending legislation day-to-day while its...

HTF Revenue Drop in April Not As Bad As Feared

Earlier today, the Treasury Department released the cash flow totals for April 2020 for federal trust fund accounts, including the...

‘Death spiral.’ Pandemic threatens future of mass transit

Senior Policy Analyst Brianne Eby discusses how taking steps to protect both riders and transit employees is critical for bringing...

Distribution of $50 Billion in Aid to State DOTs Under Two Scenarios

This is a two-page PDF file, containing two tables. The first table shows how much money each state raised in dedicated tax revenues...

Webinar: Transportation Cybersecurity: Understanding Risks and Creating a Culture of Security

Essential transportation technologies, such as connected vehicles, tolling payment systems, back office systems, and road side units,...

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