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.

Senate Transit Panel Looks to FTA Reauthorization

The Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee, which has jurisdiction over federal mass transit policy, held a long-awaited...

The Effects of Coronavirus on Transportation

The Centers for Disease Control said this week it is expecting that the COVID-19 virus will spread to the United States. With cases and...

Amtrak Requests $2.34 Billion in FY21 Appropriations

The National Railroad Passenger Corporation (Amtrak) has submitted its own request to Congress for $2.34 billion in federal...

The FY21 Transit CIG Budget: LA Westside 3 Added, Portal North Upgraded, Significant New Funding Requested

The Trump Administration's fiscal 2021 budget request includes $1.9 billion for the Federal Transit Administration's Capital Investment...

FTA Gives Out $9.9 Billion in FY20 Mass Transit Formula Grants

This week, the Federal Transit Administration apportioned $9.9 billion in federal grant funding to local transit agencies and state...

USDOT Signs $790m Light Rail, Four Small Start Grant Agreements

In the last two weeks, the U.S. Department of Transportation has signed five grant agreements totaling $974 million in federal...

Takeaways from the Transportation Research Board’s 99th Annual Meeting

This week, 14,000 transportation researchers and practitioners convened in Washington, DC for the Transportation Research Board annual...

FTA to Sign Grant Agreement for Seattle Federal Way Light Rail Extension

Shortly before Congress adjourned last month, the Federal Transit Administration sent Congress formal notification that FTA intends to...

Recent Transit Strikes Show the Pitfalls of Contracting Services for the Wrong Reasons

Unlike many of their counterparts in Europe and Asia, most public transit agencies in the United States directly operate fixed-route...

Eno Project Seeks to Understand Transit Costs/Delivery

A recent subway extension in New York City cost around $2.5 billion per mile to build while another under central Paris cost only $250...

ACS Survey 5-Year Estimates: Commuting Trends Mostly Stable with Dips in Driving Alone

On December 19, 2019, the U.S. Census Bureau released the five-year estimates from the American Community Survey (ACS) conducted from...

How Well Did the Appropriations Committees Meet the 5-Year FAST Act Targets?

Now that the final fiscal year 2020 Transportation-Housing Appropriations bill has been released, we can add up how well the House and...

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