Transit

Issues & Modes / Transit

Public transportation is a critical part of the economic and social fabric of metropolitan areas. While most of the nation’s 2,400 transit providers serve rural areas, almost all transit trips occur in the nation’s 100 largest metro areas, which account for over 95 percent of all transit passenger miles traveled. Transit is also changing as agencies are exploring ways to redesign their networks, integration new mobility services, and ask voters to approve new investments at the ballot box.

Webinar: Bus Electrification: The Role Agencies Can Play in Workforce Equity

Transit agencies around the country have been exploring ways to transition to zero-emission bus fleets, and that exploration is poised...

House Democrats to Increase Transit Funding in COVID Bill by $461 Million

House Democratic leaders are adding $461 million in extra mass transit funding and a $9 million COVID leave fund for FAA employees to...

Workshop: Everything You Need to Know About Surface Transportation Funding and Policy

This webinar was held live exclusively for members and alumni.  A new administration on the Hill means new staff, new priorities,...

How the House Reconciliation Bill’s $30 Billion for Transit Will Be Distributed

The budget reconciliation legislation approved by the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee this week provides an...

First T&I Hearing of 2021 Looks at COVID and Transportation Workers

Among the various ways the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the nation is the health and safety of transportation workers and passengers,...

Research on Low Speed Automated Vehicles Demonstrates Their Limitations and Potential

During the final week of the Transportation Research Board’s annual meeting, the Transit Cooperative Research Program released...

White House Issues Regulatory Freeze, Orders Analysis and Rollback of Trump Regulations

On his first day in office, President Biden and his staff signed a series of orders intended to freeze, and where possible, roll back...

Outgoing Administration Distributes $59 Billion in Highway & Transit Formula Funding

In its last few days in office, the Trump Administration distributed $59 billion in formula-based surface transportation funding to...

Railroads Successfully Implement Positive Train Control Technology Two Days Before Extended Deadline

The railroad industry can finally rest easy after the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA)  announced the successful implementation...

Eno Begins Research Effort on Bus Operator Workforce Management

Eno was recently awarded a research grant for the Transportation Research Board’s Transit Cooperative Research Program to study...

DOT Approves Four More Transit Projects As Chao Departs

In the last week of her tenure as Secretary of Transportation, Elaine Chao announced four more mass transit projects to be funded...

Biden Proposes Another $20 Billion in Mass Transit Aid As Part of His COVID Relief Package

Last night, President-elect Joe Biden gave a speech in which he outlined his economic policies for the first months of his...

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