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.

Section-by-Section Summary of S. 1626. the Senate Passenger Rail Bill, As Introduced

Please see the amendments adopted in the Commerce Committee on June 25, summarized elsewhere in this issue, for changes to the...

Senate Commerce Panel Approves Passenger Rail Bill

June 25, 2015 In a mark-up session on June 25th, the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee has approved S. 1626, a...

Senate Passes Bill Making Rail Regulators Independent Once Again

June 25, 2015 The U.S. Senate last week passed, by unanimous consent, the bill S. 808, making the Surface Transportation Board an...

Senate Panel OK’s FY16 DOT Appropriations

June 25, 2015 The Senate Appropriations Committee has approved a bill providing $55.6 billion in new discretionary spending for...

Section-by-Section Summary of the DRIVE Act (S. 1647) As Reported From the EPW Committee

TITLE I – FEDERAL-AID HIGHWAYS Subtitle A – Authorizations and Programs Sec. 1001. Authorization of appropriations. Authorizes...

Senate Public Works Panel Approves 6-Year, $278 Billion Highway Bill: Now They Wait For Someone Else To Fund It

June 25, 2015 The Senate Environment and Public Works Committee yesterday approved, by a unanimous vote of 20 to 0, a highway...

Ways and Means Committee Examines Long-Term HTF Solvency

June 18, 2015 The House Ways and Means Committee held the first of several upcoming Congressional hearings yesterday to examine...

Waiting Game on Highways Continues

June 18, 2015 Highway stakeholder groups are anxiously awaiting the release of a bipartisan bill negotiated by the senior members of...

Senate Hearing Examines 12/31/2015 Positive Train Control Deadline

June 11, 2015 The Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee held a hearing on June 10th about passenger rail safety,...

Transportation Amendments to H.R. 2577 Offered in the House but Not Adopted

Blackburn (TN) amendment making a 1 percent cut in each amount made available by the bill – failed by a roll call vote of 163...

Transportation Amendments to H.R. 2577 Adopted by the House of Representatives

Bass (CA) amendment to prohibit funds provided by the bill from being used by FTA to implement, administer or enforce 49 CFR...

House Passes FY16 Transportation Appropriations Bill

June 11, 2015 The House of Representatives has passed a fiscal year 2016 appropriations bill for transportation and housing programs...

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