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.

Hard Truths About Soft Skills in Transit

I am sitting in Washington DC with 27 of the best and brightest up and comers from all of the constituent parts that make up modern...

GAO Analyzes Amtrak’s “Business Line Model” Restructuring Efforts

January 8, 2016 The Government Accountability Office (GAO) released a report this week exploring Amtrak’s efforts in addressing the...

“FAST Act – The Good and the Bad”

January 7, 2016 The recent enactment of the “Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act” (FAST Act) has rightly been acclaimed...

1976 (Jan.) RRRR Conference Decision Memos for President Ford

A January 2, 1976 memo from OMB Director James Lynn and Transportation Secretary William Coleman to President Ford asking the President...

Peter Rogoff Leaves USDOT to Run Seattle-Area Transit Agency

December 22, 2015 2015 has witnessed a flood of experienced Washington D.C. transportation professionals leaving the capitol and...

Comparing the FAST Act’s Environmental Streamlining Provisions With GROW AMERICA

December 22, 2015 When signing the FAST Act into law, President Barack Obama commented, “Congress should pass a bill like the GROW...

Omnibus FY16 Bill Provides $76 Billion for USDOT

December 16, 2015 At 1:34 a.m. this morning, House leaders finally released the text of the 2,009-page, $1.1 trillion omnibus...

FY 2016 Omnibus Appropriations – FTA New Starts Table

Table showing the distribution of Federal Transit Administration new starts funding under the FY 2016 omnibus appropriations conference...

Tax Break Parity for Transit Benefits Made Permanent in Tax Extenders Bill

December 16, 2015 A giant tax bill released at 11:57 p.m. last night makes permanent the expiring temporary tax provision from the...

FAST Act vs GROW AMERICA – Funding Levels By Major Program Area

Table showing total funding levels authorized by the FAST Act for major programs and modes compared to the five-year (FY 2016-2020)...

How Does the FAST Act Compare to the GROW AMERICA Proposal?

December 9, 2015 President Obama’s statement on the morning after the Senate cleared the FAST Act conference report for his...

Former T&I Chairman Mica Holds Hearing on MAP-21 Implementation

December 9, 2015 With the passage of the FAST Act (Fixing America’s Surface Transportation) last week, the House Oversight...

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