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 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...

President Nominates Rail, Pipeline/Hazmat Administrators

June 4, 2015 Last Friday, President Obama made two long-awaited nominations for senior safety regulatory positions at the U.S....

2-Month HTF Extension Signed – What Now?

June 4, 2015 On Friday evening (May 29), President Obama signed into law the second short-term extension of the MAP-21 law (the bill...

Excerpts From the White House Statement of Administration Policy on House DOT Approps.

SAP issued June 1, 2015 Veto-worthy (1): “The President's senior advisors would recommend that he veto H.R. 2577 and any other...

Transportation-Related Amendments Offered to the FY16 THUD Bill in the House on June 3

(More amendments, all of which are “limitation” amendments (“no funds in this act may be used for such-and-such”) were offered...

House Starts Work on FY16 Transportation Appropriations

June 4, 2015 The House of Representatives has begun consideration of the fiscal year 2016 appropriations bill for transportation and...

Senate Appropriations Hands Out FY 2016 Spending Allocations

May 21, 2015 Like its House counterpart, the Senate panel was forced to work from the revised Budget Control Act total of $1,016.6...

Senate Action on 2-Month Extension May Be Last Pre-Recess Business

May 21, 2015 Today is shaping up to be a very long day in the United States Senate, and passage of a two-month extension of Highway...

Week of July 13, 2015: Odds and Ends

Wednesday, July 15 – Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation – full committee business meeting to consider S. 1732, the...

House Panel Approves FY16 USDOT Budget

May 14, 2015 The House Appropriations Committee yesterday approved the fiscal 2016 appropriations bill for the Department of...

Getting to the Route of It: The Role of Governance in Regional Transit

Metropolitan regions are the economic engines of our nation and public transit is the machinery that enables the largest metropolitan...

Interesting Chart of the Week

May 6, 2015 When looking at federal spending programs over a long period of time, the actual dollar amounts are not particularly...

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