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.

The Highway Trust Fund Under TEA21, SAFETEA-LU and MAP-21

November 20, 2014 The following chart shows Highway Trust Fund annual new spending obligation authority granted by Congress...

President Nominates NHTSA, STB Heads

November 20, 2014 As the USDOT nomination backlog at the White House builds, President Obama in recent days has nominated a new head...

Congressional Leadership & Committee Elections Begin

November 20, 2014 Members-elect of the upcoming 114th Congress have begun electing party leaders and selecting committee...

Tax Reform/Transportation Connection Mentioned Again

November 10, 2014 At his news conference on November 5, President Obama made it a point to single out infrastructure as a possible...

Election Gives Mixed Message For Trans. & Infra.

November 10, 2014 Voters in numerous states and localities sent mixed messages on transportation and infrastructure ballot...

Devolving Surface Transportation Infrastructure Responsibilities to the States: What’s Past is Prologue

BY ERIC PETERSON Transportation Consultant During the 1919 transcontinental convoy, west of Grand Island, Nebraska, soldiers...

RAISE USER FEES: The Road to Good Highway Policy

BY TOM McNAMARA Transportation Consultant, and former UDOT policy staff, OST Good highway policy is difficult to achieve....

The Case of the Neglected Transit Bus

Tomorrow Eno will release a new study looking at regional transit governance (Getting to the Route of It: The Role of Governance In...

Improving Transportation Performance: Time to Focus on Operations

Congress has been able to accomplish very little this year, but one thing they agreed they needed to do was avoid insolvency in the...

Crude Oil by Rail: The Industry is Changing

BY STEVEN R. DITMEYER Adjunct Professor of Railway Management, Michigan State University An old adage says the railroad industry is...

Infrastructure in the United States: The Dangers of Living Below Our Means

BY LESLIE BLAKEY President & Executive Director, Coalition for America's Gateways & Trade Corridors Infrastructure was at...

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