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.

The EnoMAX Program – Building Future Transit Agency Leaders

Great leaders aren’t born, they’re made. Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART)   In the transit industry, as well as in the...

House Hearing Looks At Commuter Rail Needs

The House Railroad Subcommittee held a hearing on September 24 to examine the state of commuter rail in America. The hearing heard...

FTA Signs Tempe Streetcar Grant Agreement, Updates Other CIG Totals

The Federal Transit Administration signed a formal grant agreement this week with the Tempe, Arizona transit agency, promising $75...

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...

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