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.

1970 (Dec. 1) Summary of USDOT Views on Pending Highway Bill

December 1, 1970 update of this document from the Department of Transportation expressing whether not DOT's views on each of the major...

1970 (Nov.) USDOT Views on Pending Highway Bill

Memo from the Department of Transportation (undated, but from some time in November 1970) expressing DOT's position on the various...

1970 (Nov. 24) White House Floor Strategy Memo on Highway Bill

November 24, 1970 White House legislative affairs staff memo discussing meetings held with key GOP legislators on the Federal-Aid...

1970 (Nov. 17) White House Meeting With General Motors on Highway Policy

November 17, 1970 memo summarizing a meeting between White House staff and General Motors lobbyist Ray Ouelette discussing the internal...

1970 (Nov. 3) White House – DOT – OMB Meeting on 1970 Highway Bill

White House file memo noting the decisions made at a November 3, 1970 meeting between White House Domestic Affairs Council, Office of...

1970 (Jun. 18) WH Transpo Agenda Summary for Ehrlichman

June 18, 1970 memo from White House aide Henry Cashen to chief domestic policy aide John Ehrlichman updating Ehrlichman on the status...

1978 (Nov.) White House Decision on WMATA System Length

November 16, 1978 memo to President Carter asking him to settle a disagreement between DOT, OMB, and the White House Domestic Policy...

FY 1978 WMATA Budget Amendment

Memo from OMB to President Carter dated June 24, 1977 requesting that he approve two amendments to the FY 1978 budget request adding an...

1966 (May-June) Memos to LBJ on WMATA Compact Legislation

June 2, 1966 memo from White House senior policy adviser Joseph Califano, Jr. to President Johnson that forwards a May 31, 1966 letter...

1966 WMATA Compact – Enrolled Bill Memo

Memo presented to President Johnson on October 31, 1966, summarizing the views of Administration officials on the enrolled bill S....

1978 (Sept.) White House Memos on Surface Transportation Conference and Federal Matching Share

September 1978 memos to President Carter from DOT, OMB and White House staff relating to the ongoing House-Senate conference...

2009 Oberstar Surface Transportation Reauthorization Bill

Text of chairman Oberstar's draft surface transportation reauthorization bill dated June 22, 2009. This draft bill was approved by the...

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