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October 2014

Exclusive: METRO's Most Influential People of the Decade

Whether it’s providing billions for transportation initiatives to shaping legislation, or launching an innovative bus rapid transit project, the “Influential” leaders on this list have worked to make public transportation better.

September 2010

Rail races to watch in November

Cliff Henke, a contributing editor to METRO, is senior analyst at PB. His views herein are solely his own.

April 2010

TIGER grants show preview of Obama's transportation vision

Many believe that the president will put a 'TIGER-like' program in his surface transportation authorization proposal. Given the urgent need for investment out there, his proposal will come not a second too soon.

November 2009

Financial, Economic Crisis Tightened Funding, Credit for Public Transit

On the verge of receiving ARRA funding, many agencies were either left scrambling to stretch funds using ‘creative financing’ or playing it more conservatively. A new report calls for increased fed funding to help circumvent money woes should the economy, financial downturns worsen or occur again.

November 2009

Is the stimulus working?

Most independent experts think that the stimulus spending has added at least one percentage point to economic growth in each of the last two quarters — not enough to create many new jobs, but a much better situation than the 18 months before.

August 2009

Report: ARRA transit funds not being used effectively

A report found that only 0.9 percent of STP funds are being used on public transportation.

July 2009

Consultant Industry Keeps Eye on Federal Funding Stream

With a record investment and renewed interest in public transportation by the new presidential administration, the consultant industry is seeing a vast number of opportunities opening up. One major hurdle that must be negotiated is funding the upcoming transportation authorization bill.

July 2009

Aiming to be the 'next rail president'

President Obama's focus on rail harkens back to the days of the first 'rail president' and fellow Illinois native, Abraham Lincoln.

June 2009

New Jersey Transit Digs Deep for Project Success

The agency is investing $420 million in ARRA funding on several capital projects including the Mass Transit Tunnel, a new transit center, signal improvements, rail line interlocking and bus shelters.

June 2009

No quick bounce from TIGGER

TIGGER's energy reduction category can include various projects ranging from replacement of existing buses with more energy efficient buses, such as hybrids.


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