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.

Senate Committee OK’s Freight Rail Regulation; PTC Deadline Extension Bills

March 26, 2015 The Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee yesterday approved two significant pieces of freight rail...

House Passes FY16 Budget; Senate Still Debating

March 26, 2015 It’s budget week on Capitol Hill - the House and Senate are considering the annual budget blueprints on the floors...

CBO Says GROW AMERICA Grows Much More Slowly Than USDOT Says

March 19, 2015 Last week, when the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released its re-estimate of the President’s budget request...

CBO Releases Details of HTF, AATF Future Tax Receipts

March 19, 2015 Buried within the supporting data of the Congressional Budget Office’s new baseline are the detailed assumptions...

Odds and Ends – Week of March 9, 2015

The GAO has issued a new report entitled Auto Safety: Status of NHTSA’s Redesign of Its Crashworthiness Data System. It can be read...

Supreme Court Rules Amtrak Is A Governmental, Not Private, Entity

March 11, 2015 On Monday, for the second time in two weeks, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a decision in a railroad case. In U.S. DOT...

CBO Says HTF Spending More Slowly; Size of Next Bailout Shrinks

March 11, 2015 The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office released its updated baseline projections for federal spending and...

McConnell Substitute Changes EPW, Commerce Bill Provisions

July 22, 2015 Here are what appear to be the main changes in the EPW and Commerce portions of the bill from the time that the...

Supreme Court Examines Diesel Fuel Tax Discrimination Against Railroads

March 5, 2015 The Supreme Court ruled today that states cannot tax railroads if the state tax regime exempts certain modes of...

CBO Answers Questions About HTF Solvency

March 5, 2015 The Congressional Budget Office today released a set of written answers regarding the fiscal 2016 budget situation to...

House Passes Bipartisan Amtrak Reform Bill

March 5, 2015 Earlier today, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 749, the bipartisan passenger rail reform bill, by a wide 316...

Senate EPW Hearing Denounces Devolution, Congressional Inaction

February 26, 2015 A hearing of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee yesterday appeared to be called with the main...

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