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.

One-Year Surface Transportation Extension Seen as Most Likely Option

Congressional leaders and transportation stakeholders appear to be coalescing around support for a one-year surface transportation...

Webinar: Transportation Spending and Planning in the Time of COVID

The COVID-19 pandemic hammered state and municipal budgets across the United States. A recent analysis by the National League of Cities...

Webinar: Telework During COVID and Beyond: Leveraging Behavioral Science to Improve Virtual Work and the Future of Commuting

Working from home has become the “new normal” for employees around the world. In the post-pandemic work environment, telework may...

1955 “Weeks Report” – Revision of Federal Transportation Policy

This is the version of the "Weeks Report" of the President's Advisory Committee on Transport Policy and Organization, as released to...

Cabinet Meeting of January 28, 1955

This 12-page PDF document contains three items relating to the Cabinet Meeting of January 28, 1955: Cabinet Paper 6/1, dated...

December 1954 Cabinet Meeting on Railroad Policy

This is a 39-page PDF file relating to the Cabinet meeting of December 17, 1954 where the initial draft of the "Weeks Report" (the...

Debra Johnson Tapped to Run Denver Transit

This week, the board of Denver's Regional Transportation District (RTD) chose Debra Johnson to be its next chief executive officer and...

FTA Allocates $248 Million to Portal North Bridge Replacement

The Trump Administration this week formally allocated its first funding for any project in the "Gateway" portfolio of passenger rail...

1958 Eisenhower Administration Statement of Railroad Policy

This is a PDF file of the records of the Cabinet meeting of March 28, 1958 and its results. The 33-page PDF contains copies of the...

How Should Future COVID Mass Transit Aid Be Distributed?

If you follow transportation Twitter, you may have noticed the hashtag #SaveTransit making the rounds this week, as advocacy groups...

Congress Leaves COVID Aid, Surface Transportation Unfinished Until September (Probably)

Yesterday, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) decided to stop keeping the Senate technically in session in the increasingly...

Guest Op-Ed: Transportation and Health: America’s Longstanding Disconnect

Ross Peterson is a consultant and subject matter expert with over fifteen-years' experience in public and community transportation...

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