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.

DOT Releases Updated Highway-Transit-Freight Conditions and Performance Report

A long-awaited new report from the U.S. Department of Transportation was quietly released last week (two years late) and indicates that...

Final Defense Bill Bans New Purchases of Mass Transit Vehicles from Chinese Companies – After 2-Year Delay

After weeks of delay, Congressional negotiators at 9:30 p.m. released the text of the final House-Senate conference agreement on the...

DOT Announces $423M of Bus Grants to 94 Recipients in 42 States and DC

The U.S. Department of Transportation today announced the recipients of $423.3 million in federal funding for bus and bus facility...

Durbin Introduces Bill to Allow Amtrak to Sue Freight Railroads for Delays

This week, Senate Democratic Whip Richard Durbin (D-IL) introduced legislation at the behest of Amtrak to allow the nationwide...

House Amtrak Hearing Criticizes Cost-Cutting Measures and New Arbitration Clause

The House Railroads Subcommittee examined present and future Amtrak policy in a wide-ranging hearing on November 13 featuring the...

Eno to Curate and Maintain STPP’s Archives

In the fall of 1990, a group of organizations got together to make the case that a comprehensive transportation policy serving...

Senate Committee Approves RRIF and NASA Bills, 3 Nominations

The Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee held a drama-free markup on November 13 and approved 20 bills by voice vote,...

CBO Releases Budget Score of Senate Highway Bill

On the evening of November 12, the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office released its official cost estimate of the bill S. 2302, the...

Senate Panel to Vote on Nominations, TOD Bill Next Week

The Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee has scheduled a November 13 markup session (10:00 a.m., G-50 Dirksen) with a...

Defense Bill With Chinese Rolling Stock Ban May Not Be Finalized

A mammoth Pentagon authorization bill may not make it out of a House-Senate conference committee because of too many disparate issues...

Eno Releases Policy Paper on Transit-MOD Contracting

In May 2016, the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announced $8 million in funding for its Mobility on Demand Sandbox Demonstration...

Senate Passes FY20 Transportation Appropriations

Earlier today, the U.S. Senate passed a $209 billion package of four appropriations bills for fiscal year 2020 by a vote of 84 to 9,...

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