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.

As 2020 Deadline Looms, Railroads Face PTC Implementation Challenges

August 1, 2019 The Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation convened for a hearing on July 31 regarding the current...

House Climate Panel Debates Technology Investments in the Heavy-Duty Vehicle Sector

July 19, 2019 On July 16,  the House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis held a hearing entitled “Solving the climate crisis:...

FAA, STB Nominees Advanced in Senate

Stephen Dickson, nominee for the administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), had his nomination advanced from the...

Shippers Voice Concern Over Poor Railroad Communications, Access Charges

July 25, 2019 The House Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials held a “Railroad Shippers Roundtable” on...

Spotlight on Measure M

July 26, 2019 This week, Eno released an important new paper from UCLA’s Michael Manville about one of the most significant...

FTA Makes $85M in Low-No Emission Bus Grants

July 26, 2019 Earlier today, the Federal Transit Administration announced 38 grants to transit agencies for purchase of low or no...

GAO Recommends FTA Improve its Cost Estimate Guidance for New Starts

This week, the U.S. Government Accountability Office issued a new report recommending that the Federal Transit Administration expand...

Senate Panel Approves Bill Making FAST-41 Permitting Reforms Permanent

Yesterday, the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs approved a bill (S. 1976) that would make the...

Contentious House Hearing Looks At Transit New Start Program

The House Subcommittee on Highways and Transit this week held a contentious hearing to examine the Federal Transit Administration's...

Lessons Learned: Moscow Urban Forum, 2019

I knew it would be strange to be in Russia on July 4 for the Moscow Urban Forum. I also thought the country's capital city was a...

House Passes Defense Bill Carrying Chinese Transit Railcar Ban

Earlier today, the House of Representatives passed a $733 billion Pentagon authorization bill (H.R. 2500) that includes a provision...

The Johnson-Nixon Mass Transit Bill of 1968-1969

July 11, 2019 In 1970, in his second year in office, President Richard Nixon signed three landmark transportation bills into law....

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