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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.

CBO Answers Questions About HTF Solvency

March 5, 2015 The Congressional Budget Office today released a set of written answers regarding the fiscal 2016 budget situation to...

House Passes Bipartisan Amtrak Reform Bill

March 5, 2015 Earlier today, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 749, the bipartisan passenger rail reform bill, by a wide 316...

Senate EPW Hearing Denounces Devolution, Congressional Inaction

February 26, 2015 A hearing of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee yesterday appeared to be called with the main...

Amtrak Requests $2 Billion For FY16 Operations, NEC Modernization

February 26, 2015 The White House’s official budget request for Amtrak this year is part of the GROW AMERICA surface...

Highlights of Mass Transit Policy Changes in the DRIVE Act

July 22, 2015 Division B of the new McConnell substitute amendment for the DRIVE Act contains previously unseen provisions...

FTA Releases Interim FY15 Transit Apportionments and Allocations

February 19, 2015 The Federal Transit Administration has released its funding apportionments and allocations for fiscal year 2015,...

House Hearing Examines Transportation of Oil by Rail

February 11, 2015 On February 3, the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee’s Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines, and...

Blumenauer, 24 Other Democrats Introduce 15 Cent Per Gallon Gasoline Tax Increase For HTF

February 11, 2015 Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-CA) and 24 Democratic cosponsors last week introduced legislation to increase federal...

Bipartisan Amtrak Bill Introduced In House

February 11, 2015 The bipartisan leadership of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee last week introduced...

Senate Deciding Whether To Take Up Highway Bill

July 22, 2015 At this hour (late Wednesday afternoon), the Senate is waiting to hold a “re-vote” on a procedural motion to take...

Odds and Ends – January 28, 2015

House T&I Finalizes Subcommittee Roster. Yesterday, the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee officially approved the...

Senate Rail Hearing Focuses On Pushing Back PTC Deadline

January 28, 2015 Earlier today, the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee held a hearing on freight rail...

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