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.

New Hudson River Tunnel Financial Plan Lowers CIG Share, Rearranges Debt Burden

A few more details about the revised financial plan for the new Hudson River Tunnel project have come to light since the August 23...

New York City MTA Proposes Mammoth $55B 5-Year Capital Plan

The New York Metropolitan Transportation Agency this week released an outline of its proposed capital plan for fiscal years 2020-2024....

Draft FY20 CR Fixes Transit Problems but Does Not Repeal 2020 Highway Rescission

A draft of a stopgap continuing appropriations measure for the opening days of fiscal year 2020 was circulated to some lawmakers...

DOT Announces $272M in Rail State of Good Repair Grants

On August 21, the U.S. Department of Transportation announced the ten recipients of the first round of Federal-State Partnership for...

Hudson River Tunnel Cost Estimate Lowered by $1.4 Billion, Sponsors Say They Will Cap Annual CIG Draw at $600M

The sponsors of the proposed Hudson River Tunnel replacement project on August 23 announced that they have submitted a revised...

White House Endorses Ban on Chinese Bus and Rail Procurements

Yesterday, the White House issued an official endorsement of a version of language banning mass transit rolling stock procurements from...

Training and Apprenticeships to Address Transit Workforce Gaps

It is well known that public transit in the United States faces a workforce skills crisis. A lot of attention—properly—goes to...

How Atlanta is Closing its Driver Gap

The Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) is the largest and oldest public transportation agency in the southeast. This...

American Public Transportation Association (APTA): Delivering the Future-Ready Workforce

When I think of workforce development, I am reminded of a quote by Henry Ford, founder of the Ford Motor Company. He said: “The...

A Perfect Storm Hits the Transportation Infrastructure Workforce

In his bestselling book titled The Perfect Storm, author Sebastian Junger describes how an unusual combination of unrelated...

FRA Asks for Applicants for $244M in FY19 Rail Grants

This week, the Federal Railroad Administration announced the availability of $252.5 million in fiscal year 2019 funding for rail...

Shared Scooters Can Be Good for the Environment… If You Remove the Automobile

August 15, 2019 Since the recent introduction of scooters, some cities have piloted or allowed them on all streets as a potential...

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