Issue / Rail

Lessons Learned From the Utah Transit Authority System Expansion

The paper, Lessons Learned From the Utah Transit Authority (UTA) System Expansion, details UTA’s journey from a single-mode mass...

Highlights of Mass Transit Policy Changes in the DRIVE Act

July 22, 2015 Division B of the new McConnell substitute amendment for the DRIVE Act contains previously unseen provisions...

House Hearing Examines Transportation of Oil by Rail

February 11, 2015 On February 3, the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee’s Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines, and...

Bipartisan Amtrak Bill Introduced In House

February 11, 2015 The bipartisan leadership of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee last week introduced...

Senate Deciding Whether To Take Up Highway Bill

July 22, 2015 At this hour (late Wednesday afternoon), the Senate is waiting to hold a “re-vote” on a procedural motion to take...

Senate Rail Hearing Focuses On Pushing Back PTC Deadline

January 28, 2015 Earlier today, the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee held a hearing on freight rail...

CBO Baseline For Overall Transportation Spending

January 28, 2015 The primary users of the baseline data from this week’s Congressional Budget Office baseline are the House and...

Lessons Learned from TIGER Discretionary Grant Program

Lessons Learned from the TIGER Discretionary Grant Program looks at key players involved in the creation and sustaining of the program...

Administration Proposes Revised 6-Year, $478 Billion GROW AMERICA Surface Reauthorization

February 4, 2015 President Obama proposed a six-year, $478.3 billion surface transportation spending plan as part of his fiscal 2016...

President Submits $94.7 Billion FY16 USDOT Budget

February 4, 2015 The budget request for fiscal 2016 for much of the Department of Transportation is hard to separate from the...

House T&I Easily Approves Passenger Rail Reauthorization Bill

February 19, 2015 The House of Representatives’ bipartisan passenger rail reauthorization bill (H.R. 749) easily passed through...

Commerce Hearing Addresses Transpo Network Performance Issues

February 4, 2015 Last week on January 29, the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, & Transportation’s Subcommittee on...

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