Articles Tagged With: funding
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June 2014

Former T&I Chairman and champion of ‘intermodality’ Oberstar dies

James Oberstar, former chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee (T&I) and long-time transportation advocate, died in May at age 79.

February 2014

Time Running Out for Funding A New Transportation Bill

While there are some new solutions for funding a bill when MAP-21 expires being mentioned, there is still no mechanism, new or old, gaining bipartisan favor. Meanwhile, the fractious climate on Capitol Hill makes reaching an agreement even more difficult.

September 2013

2013 GM Survey: Funding, Politics Top Challenges

Advertising is again the most-used method of generating revenue (81%). Forty-one percent raised fares, while 33% tapped public-private partnerships to bolster their coffers.

August 2013

2013 Paratransit Survey: Operators Continue to Grapple with Funding, Demand, Retention

Forty percent cite these factors as their top daily obstacles. Meanwhile, ridership continues to rise, with two-thirds of operators reporting increases.

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.

April 2013

Pub Perspective: The Congress that won't listen

A modest tax increase is at least better than a small program, which is what we are facing if the no-tax, sequester, governing-by-created-crisis madness continues to bleed a program that used to have bipartisan support.

February 2013

Future Federal Policy Will Depend On Available Resources

Although Congress just enacted a new transportation bill, the next one will soon need to be debated.

September 2012

Pub Perspective: Begin next authorization preparation now

A lot will be dictated by the outcome of the election, which is also why we need to start making, or rather restating, the case for public transportation investment.

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.

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