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.

$495 Billion Surface Transportation Bill Introduced by House Democrats

A bill authorizing $495.4 billion in federal funding for surface transportation programs was introduced in the House of Representatives...

Guest Op-Ed: Post-COVID Transportation Planning Demands the Right Data, Not Guesswork

When will people start vacationing? How many will stick with work-from-home routines? Will online grocery shopping be a fading fad or...

How Realistic Are the House Surface Bill’s Suggested Appropriations?

The surface transportation reauthorization bill released by House Democrats this week would provide $412 billion in federal funding...

Trump Administration Selects Indiana New Start, 9 Small Start Transit Projects for Future Funding

The U.S. Department of Transportation announced a series of funding allocations for Capital Investment Grant (CIG) projects on May 29,...

Congestion Pricing in the United States

There is no silver bullet to fix the woes of urban mobility and access, but congestion pricing is a proven, viable, and effective tool....

White House to Nominate Two Democratic Members to Amtrak Board

The White House announced yesterday that President Trump will soon be making two more nominations to the Amtrak Board of Directors....

House Bill Mandates Mask Use on Airlines, Transit, Amtrak

The $3 trillion coronavirus bill that is up for a vote in the House of Representatives this week (H.R. 6800) includes a federal mandate...

Second House COVID Bill Focuses Transit Aid on Big City Population, Not Transit Use

The $3+ trillion coronavirus response legislation to be considered by the House this week (H.R. 6800, the "HEROES Act") appropriates...

$15 Billion for State DOTs, $15.75 Billion More For Transit in Latest House Democratic COVID Bill

This afternoon, House Democrats unveiled their $3 trillion, 1,815-page coronavirus response bill, that follows the $2.6 trillion bill...

APTA Asks For Another $24 Billion in COVID Relief for Transit Providers

Yesterday, the American Public Transportation Association asked Congress to appropriate an additional $23.8 billion in...

FTA Clarifies Scope of Chinese Transit Rolling Stock Ban

The Federal Transit Administration has released a FAQ document explaining to transit operators the effects of the federal law that will...

COVID-19 Makes Meeting PTC Deadline Challenging, But Not Impossible

While COVID-19 ravages public transit ridership and is having devastating effects on frontline workers, transit agencies are still...

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