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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.

Week of July 13, 2015: Odds and Ends

Wednesday, July 15 – Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation – full committee business meeting to consider S. 1732, the...

House Panel Approves FY16 USDOT Budget

May 14, 2015 The House Appropriations Committee yesterday approved the fiscal 2016 appropriations bill for the Department of...

Interesting Chart of the Week

May 6, 2015 When looking at federal spending programs over a long period of time, the actual dollar amounts are not particularly...

DOT Issues Long-Awaited Rail Car Rule

May 6, 2015 Last Friday, U.S. DOT released its much-anticipated rulemaking for shipping crude oil and other liquid energy products...

Senate Begins Procedural Set-Up To Consider Surface Transportation Bill Next Week

July 15, 2015 (Ed. Note: The Senate Commerce Committee’s markup of its portion of the surface transportation bill, originally...

Senate Hearing Looks at Role of Private Investment in Public Infrastructure

April 30, 2015 Yesterday, a Senate Banking subcommittee held a hearing on “Exploring Opportunities for Private Investment in...

House Subcommittee OK’s $71.5 Billion FY16 USDOT Budget

April 30, 2015 A House appropriations subcommittee today approved a draft bill making available $71.5 billion in spending authority...

Foxx Defends DOT FY16 Budget Before Senate Appropriators

April 22, 2015 U.S. Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx defended his department’s fiscal year 2016 budget request before a...

Lean Year Ahead For USDOT Appropriations in the House

April 22, 2015 The House Appropriations Committee voted earlier today to allocate $1.017 trillion in discretionary appropriations...

CBO Data Illustrates Future Cost of Past HTF Commitments

April 16, 2015 As Congressional leaders return to Washington to discuss how to extend Highway Trust Fund program spending authority...

House-Senate FY16 Budget Talks Begin

April 16, 2015 House-Senate negotiations on the fiscal 2016 budget blueprint have begun in earnest, with the House appointing a team...

Talks on HTF Extension Continue on Capitol Hill

April 16, 2016 Negotiations on the duration of the next surface transportation extension law have begun on Capitol Hill, driven by...

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