Transit

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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: Lessons Learned from the Mobility on Demand Pilots in the Los Angeles and Puget Sound Regions

Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority, King County Metro, and Sound Transit have been piloting mobility on demand...

FTA Advances Three Small Start BRT Projects

The Federal Transit Administration announced this week that it had allocated $184 million in new funding for three new "small start"...

Webinar: Improving Access for All: Bringing On-Demand Technology to Paratransit

Paratransit has been a staple of public transportation since the Americans with Disabilities Act became law in 1990. For people with...

GAO Issues Status Report on U.S. Commuter Rail

This week, the U.S. Government Accountability Office issued a new report entitled Commuter Rail: Information on Benefits and Funding...

CP-KCS Merger Would Create Canada-US-Mexico Unified Railroad

In what seems like the last, unfinished piece of 1990s railroad merger mania, Canadian Pacific and Kansas City Southern announced on...

Proceed With Caution Regarding Transportation Earmarks, Stakeholders Say

Jeff Davis hopes lawmakers will tread cautiously. “I just hope they can restrain themselves,” he said.  

Rail Safety, Workforce, and GHG Issues Set Stage for Surface Transportation Reauthorization

Rep. Donald Payne (D-NJ), the brand-new chairman of the House Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials Subcommittee, kicked off a...

Amtrak at 50: Defining the “Basic System” of Service Routes

President Richard Nixon, against the wishes of his senior White House advisers, signed the Rail Passenger Service Act into law on...

Transportation gets a big boost in recovery package but still faces an uncertain future

Jeff Davis said funding in the new measure will provide transit agencies with enough money to weather the pandemic, providing a cushion...

Nov. 1970 Nixon Railpax Route Order for Volpe

This is a November 25, 1970 memo from OMB Director George Shultz to Transportation Secretary John Volpe notifying of President Nixon's...

Nov. 1970 OMB Railpax Route Options Memo for Nixon

This is a memo from OMB Director George Shultz to President Nixon, undated (but from its context, it was either delivered on November...

Nov. 1970 Volpe Draft Railpax Route Map for President Nixon

This is a November 24, 1970 memo (with attachments) from Transportation Secretary John Volpe to President Nixon transmitting and...

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