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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.

How Should Future COVID Mass Transit Aid Be Distributed?

If you follow transportation Twitter, you may have noticed the hashtag #SaveTransit making the rounds this week, as advocacy groups...

Congress Leaves COVID Aid, Surface Transportation Unfinished Until September (Probably)

Yesterday, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) decided to stop keeping the Senate technically in session in the increasingly...

Guest Op-Ed: Transportation and Health: America’s Longstanding Disconnect

Ross Peterson is a consultant and subject matter expert with over fifteen-years' experience in public and community transportation...

Senate Panel Holds Hearing on Rail Board, DOT IG Nominees

Yesterday, the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee held a hearing on four pending nominees to transportation...

Airports, Some Transit Agencies Slow to Spend COVID Relief Money

New data from the federal government shows that not all airports and transit agencies needed the federal coronavirus aid provided by...

Guest Op-Ed: The Role of Transportation in Improving America’s Health

The Eno Center for Transportation’s publication of my white paper, Increasing Access to Essential Health Functions: The Role of...

Op-Ed: From the Americans with Disabilities Act to Universal Design

July 26, 2020 marked the 30th anniversary of the signing of The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990. Since then, huge strides...

Labor Unions Ask USDOT for Mandated Passenger Face Masks

On July 27, Larry Willis, the President of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), sent a letter on behalf of TTD’s 33...

FTA Seeks Applicants for Expedited New Start Delivery Pilot

The Federal Transit Administration on July 29 belatedly issued a notice requesting applications for a FAST Act pilot program for...

White House Submits Sixth Amtrak Board Nomination as Senate Prepares to Move Rail Nominees

This week, President Trump formally nominated a sixth person to be a member of the Amtrak Board of Directors – former Congressman...

Time Running Out for Administration to Submit Its Surface Transportation Reauthorization Bill

As time runs out for Congress to reauthorize federal surface transportation programs prior to their scheduled expiration on September...

The Role of Transportation in Improving America’s Health

Transportation access is one of the fundamental objectives of the public sector as a means to provide access to jobs, services,...

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