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.

House T&I Hears State and Local Perspectives on Surface Reauthorization

March 26, 2015 Last week, the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee held the second of a two-part hearing series on...

Would the DRIVE Act Spend Federal Funds More Effectively?

It has been six years since the transportation community had the opportunity to mull over a six-year transportation bill written by a...

New FRA Report Details PTC Implementation Woes

August 12, 2015 Last Friday afternoon, the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) submitted a report to Congress detailing the...

Discussions of Gas Tax Increase To Fix HTF Continue; But Still No Administration or House GOP Support

January 21, 2015 In recent weeks, some key Republican Senators have expressed openness to discussing an increase in federal motor...

House Passes Compromise FY15 Homeland Approps. Bill With Veto-Bait Immigration Riders

January 14, 2015 The House of Representatives earlier today passed a bill funding the Department of Homeland Security for fiscal...

New FHWA Analysis Shows Devolution “TEA” Bill Requires $50 Billion in Additional Trust Fund Bailout Money

January 14, 2015 A recent Federal Highway Administration analysis (performed at Congressional request) of the “devolution”...

The Perils of Flat Funding

In the weeks leading up to the federal surface transportation vote on a short-term extension, a few members of Congress started touting...

Decline in U.S. Shipbuilding Industry: A Cautionary Tale of Foreign Subsidies Destroying U.S. Jobs

Today there is growing concern over the impact of subsidies by some foreign governments on U.S. airlines and the entire U.S....

Transit Gets 28% Higher Growth Rate Than Highways Under DRIVE Act

August 12, 2015 Under the Senate-passed DRIVE Act, mass transit spending from the Highway Trust Fund at the end of the three-year...

July 30, 2015 9:52 a.m. – House and Senate Almost Over DRIVE

July 30, 2015 The Senate today is expected to pass both short-term and longer-term surface transportation legislation that will lay...

Would the DRIVE Act Spend Federal Funds More Effectively?

It has been six years since the transportation community had the opportunity to mull over a six-year transportation bill written by a...

Senate Brings Up Unrelated Vehicle To Take For A DRIVE

July 24, 2015 This morning, the Senate took a number of steps to get debate going on its surface transportation bill, the DRIVE Act,...

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