Transit

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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.

Transportation gets a big boost in recovery package but still faces an uncertain future

Jeff Davis said funding in the new measure will provide transit agencies with enough money to weather the pandemic, providing a cushion...

Nov. 1970 Nixon Railpax Route Order for Volpe

This is a November 25, 1970 memo from OMB Director George Shultz to Transportation Secretary John Volpe notifying of President Nixon's...

Nov. 1970 OMB Railpax Route Options Memo for Nixon

This is a memo from OMB Director George Shultz to President Nixon, undated (but from its context, it was either delivered on November...

Nov. 1970 Volpe Draft Railpax Route Map for President Nixon

This is a November 24, 1970 memo (with attachments) from Transportation Secretary John Volpe to President Nixon transmitting and...

1970 Preliminary Report on Basic National Rail Passenger System

This is a preliminary report made by Transportation Secretary John Volpe on November 30, 1970 outlining the endpoint routes that the...

1970 ICC Review of Preliminary Report on Basic National Rail Passenger System

This is a December 29, 1970 report of the Interstate Commerce Commission giving the ICC's review of the October 1970 Preliminary Report...

Federal covid relief package could lift Metro through pandemic budget problems

Jeff Davis discusses how the latest coronavirus relief package would give the nation’s 15 largest transit systems enough funding to...

Reconciliation Bill On Hold Pending Unemployment Insurance Agreement

The only thing more tedious than a Senate vote-a-rama is, apparently, a suspended vote-a-rama. The period of post-debate amendment...

Biden Meets With Bipartisan House Members on Infrastructure

President Joe Biden hosted an Oval Office meeting yesterday with a bipartisan group of House members to discuss infrastructure...

T&I Democrats Announce They Will Earmark Their Infrastructure Bills

This week, the Democratic leaders of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee announced that they would accept requests...

Webinar: Bus Electrification: The Role Agencies Can Play in Workforce Equity

Transit agencies around the country have been exploring ways to transition to zero-emission bus fleets, and that exploration is poised...

House Democrats to Increase Transit Funding in COVID Bill by $461 Million

House Democratic leaders are adding $461 million in extra mass transit funding and a $9 million COVID leave fund for FAA employees to...

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