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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.

Capitol Hill Events – Week of July 6, 2020

Tuesday, July 7 – House Appropriations – Subcommittee on Homeland Security – subcommittee markup of draft FY 2021 Homeland...

House Passes $1.5 Trillion Infrastructure Bill

The House of Representatives at 5:23 p.m. passed H.R. 2, the 2,300-page, $1.5 trillion infrastructure bill put forward by House...

House On Track to Pass Infrastructure Bill Today

The House of Representatives is on track to complete consideration of, and vote on passage of, H.R. 2, the 2,300-page, $1.5 trillion...

H.R. 2 House Floor Amendment Log

All amendments are drafted to the text of Rules Committee Print 116-54. When in doubt, click on the name of the amendment sponsor to...

Webinar: Why Transit Agencies Need the Public to Take Ownership of the Transit Experience

In this webinar, Saba Long and Alice Grossman will talk about why transportation organizations should invite the public to take an...

House to Allow 172 Amendments to Infrastructure Bill – But Only 10 Votes

This evening, the House Rules Committee approved a special procedure to allow the House to consider H.R, 2, the $1.5(?!) trillion...

As virus restrictions ease, Metro Transit wonders: Will riders come back?

Grossman notes that transit ridership has been declining for years — and that’s been the case at Metro Transit, too.

$1.5 Trillion Infrastructure Bill Moving to House Vote Next Week

A $1.5 trillion infrastructure bill, which incorporates a $494 billion, five-year surface transportation reauthorization (backed by a...

House INVEST Act Includes Congestion Pricing Provisions

The House's surface transportation reauthorization bill, titled the INVEST in America Act, was introduced last week by the chairman of...

California Rail Authority Postpones New Business Plan Amidst Downsizing Discussions

After canceling its scheduled May meeting, the California High Speed Rail Authority (CHSRA) Board of Directors met yesterday, but...

House Science Panel Looks at Making Air Travel Safer from Viruses

We normally watch congressional hearings remotely, but it definitely feels strange to be witnessing one happen where all parties...

Eno Recommendations Reflected in INVEST Act

On June 18, 2020, the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee completed an epic markup session of the surface transportation...

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