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Issue / Transit

Public transportation is essential to the health of large economies and also provides important transportation to people who cannot or do not own an automobile. Citizens approving large ballot box initiatives to increase the investment in transit systems in many cities, is a common trend. At the same time, many public transit agencies are facing ridership declines in an era of ridehailing services, increases in personal vehicle ownership, and a lack of transit priority in government budgets. To better meet the needs of riders, transit agencies are exploring network redesigns and integration of new mobility services.

FY20 Appropriations Negotiations at Critical Point

Congressional appropriators have reached tentative agreement on the funding-related issues of the fiscal year 2020 Transportation-HUD...

Building Environmental Collaborations While Funding Highways: An Innovation in Transportation Governance

Transportation agencies have been trying for generations to fulfill their missions while doing as little environmental harm as...

USDOT Ended FY19 With $152 Billion in Undisbursed Cash

As part of closing the books on fiscal year 2019, which ended a little over two months ago, the Treasury Department has released the...

Roundtable Roundup: Adopting a Common Data Language to Enhance Mobility

On Wednesday, November 20, 2019 AARP, the National Aging and Disability Transportation Center (NADTC), and the Transportation Research...

Who’s Doing What with Drones?

The Eno’s Aviation Working Group recently completed the initial phase of a project to develop policy recommendations for safely...

Partial Highway Statistics for 2018 Released

The Federal Highway Administration has begun publishing the voluminous tables that will eventually comprise Highway Statistics 2018 as...

After Inflation, State Transportation Capital Spending Still Has Not Recovered From Recession

As part of the National Association of State Budget Officers' recently updated report on state spending levels, they reported that...

House T&I Committee Holds Joint Hearing on Freight, Setting the Groundwork for Reauthorization

Freight is becoming a more important piece of federal transportation policy. Despite freight’s vital role in the national economy,...

Strong Growth in Transportation Spending by States

According to a new report by the National Association of State Budget Officers (NASBO), overall spending by states increased across the...

Rural America Cashes In Under Trump

Jeff Davis shares his perspective on how the Trump administration has favored rural area transit funding, rather than urban.

Capitol Hill Events – Week of December 9, 2019

Tuesday, December 10 – Senate Energy and Natural Resources – full committee hearing on the upcoming IMO low-sulfur fuel standard...

Appropriations Subcommittees Face End-of-Week Deadline to Cut Deals

Last week was Thanksgiving week, which was a good time to be thankful you don't work for the House or Senate Appropriations...

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