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September 2013

Pub Perspective: Consistent transit policy eludes administration

The administration needs to understand that these and many other actions contradict the president’s repeatedly stated desire to see public transportation grow and be part of needed economic change in the U.S.

August 2013

Safety for Operators and Pedestrians

Operators can help make the streets safe for all by being more aware of pedestrians and proceeding with caution.

June 2013

Pub Perspective: Many rail policy shoes to fall after MAP-21

We need to give officials who support us some cover for some pretty tough calls they will have to make with their more conservative colleagues. We also need to call out the ones who don’t support us.

May 2013

Pub Perspective: Congress must address MAP-21 bus problems

Both agencies and the supply side need to engage FTA officials and members of Congress to address ... upcoming bus-related issues.

January 2013

Northern Calif. BRT line begins service

Monterey-Salinas Transit contracted Argentinian artist Pablo Lobato — who also designs for the Monterey Jazz Festival — to design bus wraps for its new BRT line.

September 2012

What Are The Real Costs, Value of High-Speed Rail?

With impacts including a shrinking number of vehicles and less road congestion currently being ignored when the financial feasibility of projects is being studied, a new economic value added model must be used to illustrate the total realizable benefits that can be obtained.

April 2012

Streetcar Projects Continue Breaking Ground Despite Uncertain Federal Future

Federal officials look at new rules to make streetcars more eligible — but overall funding may be cut in budget battles.

March 2012

New Rail Projects Accelerate Their Pace Again

The easing of the fiscal crisis has produced a situation where many deferred or stretched-out projects are now scheduled for service openings in the next two years.

August 2011

Steps to Help Transit Systems Get On the Road to Financial Viability

One option to help keep costs down is replacing older vehicles through an accelerated vehicle acquisition plan that uses municipal leases. With tight credit markets and limited access to capital markets, this is an efficient, less costly option.

July 2011

Private sector investment won't cover whole gap

Many policy makers are looking to various proposals to involve private capital to close the growing gap between the available tax revenues — especially at the federal level, but also, state and local taxes dedicated to transit — and what is needed, especially to maintain rail and bus systems adequately.

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