Issue / Transit Workforce

Fatal Amtrak Derailment Draws Attention Back to PTC Implementation

December 22, 2017 This week's fatal Amtrak derailment in Washington State between Tacoma and Olympia, killing three people and...

Final Tax Bill Preserves PABs, Kills Transportation Fringe Benefit Deduction for Employers

December 15, 2017 At 5:30 p.m. today, Congressional negotiators filed the final "conference report" version of the tax bill (H.R. 1)...

Tax Reform Bill Sent to House-Senate Conference

December 8, 2017 The House and Senate sent the $1.45 trillion tax reform bill (H.R. 1) to a House-Senate conference committee this...

FTA Launches 5-Year Research Initiative for Transit Automation

December 8, 2017 On December 5, the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) unveiled its 5-year agenda for researching the potential...

Congress Gears Up for Debate Over Automated Trucks, Workforce Impacts

December 8, 2017  Even as Congress tries to wrap up its work on the nation’s first laws for automated vehicles (AVs), the House...

Get On The Bus: Schools Should Work With the Transportation Sector For Better Student Transportation

Earlier this month, voters in Dallas, Texas approved a ballot measure to dissolve the Dallas school bus system – Dallas County...

House Passes $1.5T Tax Reform Bill as Senate Committee Markup Continues

November 16, 2017 The House of Representatives has passed a tax reform bill cutting total federal receipts by almost $1.5 trillion...

Tax Reform Bill Approved by House Committee; Senate Tax Plan Unveiled

November 10, 2017 (updated Nov. 15) Yesterday afternoon, the House Ways and Means Committee approved a $1.5 trillion tax reform and...

House Tax Reform Bill Would Kill PABs, Discourage Parking and Transit Benefits

November 3, 2017 Yesterday, House Republican leaders stunned the infrastructure community yesterday when they released a mammoth tax...

White House Announces MARAD, NMB Nominees

June 23, 2017 President Trump announced his intention to nominate two more individuals for transportation-related jobs this...

Preparing for the Workforce Impacts of Automated Vehicles

May 19, 2017 The arrival of increasingly automated vehicles (AVs) in the next few years is expected to significantly improve roadway...

Beyond Speculation Automated Vehicles and Public Policy

Automated vehicle (AV) technology has the potential to completely change how we travel, how we ship goods, and on a larger scale, how...

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