Articles Tagged With: authorization
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March 2012

House, Senate advance authorization bills, expose vast chasm

In early February, House T&I Chairman John L. Mica (R-FL) and members of the committee held a press conference to unveil its five-year, $260 billion transportation authorization proposal.

December 2011

The business case for a gas tax increase gets stronger

Most private business groups, including the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, support a gas tax increase, because they see the dire need for more U.S. transportation investment.

September 2011

Bill Millar's Exit Interview: APTA's Chief Signs Off

Since coming to APTA in 1996, Bill Millar has sought to expand the association’s reach and effectiveness, guiding it to legislative victories and dramatically increasing federal investment in public transportation.

February 2011

Business must lead effort to argue for federal transit program

Business leaders are in a unique position to demonstrate, by their very existence, the connection between private sector jobs and the transit program.

February 2011

How Will the Capitol Hill Power Shift Impact Transportation?

With Republicans taking over the House and focusing on cutting spending, it will be interesting to see where transportation falls on their list of priorities. Despite T&I Chairman Mica's plan to push for a transportation authorization bill early this year, the major hurdle remains how to fund it.

February 2011

Why libertarians are wrong about federal transportation investment

The responsibility of government to enforce public rights of way and ensure a well functioning marketplace was not questioned in America's founding. One of President George Washington's first acts was to plan and design the National Road.

February 2011

Five Questions: Rep. John L. Mica (R-Fla.)

Having long been recognized as a national leader on a variety of transportation issues, Rep. John L. Mica (R-Fla.) was recently elected by his peers in the House of Representatives to serve as the Chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee (T&I), the largest Congressional panel in Congress. He succeeds long-time Chairman James L. Oberstar.

January 2011

Mid-term elections should have been our wake up call

We in the industry, now more than ever before, need to help make the case that there is a federal role in public transportation, and it needs to be strengthened.

November 2010

Federal grants make the business case for sustainability

Several studies have come out showing that both developers and their potential customers are increasingly demanding walkable transit-accessible neighborhoods.

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.

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