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February 2013

Kentucky proposes transit safety bill

Would reclassify and upgrade some crimes from Class B to Class A misdemeanors.

December 2012

Calif. association shapes new ‘party bus’ law

If there will be alcohol served on motorcoaches or party buses as well as riders under the legal drinking age, a designee over the age of 25 from the group of passengers must be appointed who will be responsible for any “reasonably forseeable” injuries or property damage.

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

California has a high-speed rail project

California’s state legislature authorized the first sale of $4.6 billion of the $9 billion voter-approved 2008 Proposition 1A High-Speed Rail (HSR) bonds. That matches and commits the state’s $3.4 billion federal HSR stimulus grant.

May 2012

Nonprofit's interest in public transit could break gridlock

While no substitute, this nongovernment, non-federal approach could be a welcome alternative strategy to the slow progress of reauthorization of federal policy on Capitol Hill.

March 2012

Legislative and Regulatory Update

A whole host of new regulations and possible legislation are on the horizon for motorcoach operators. METRO spoke to the ABA's Norm Littler and UMA's Ken Presley to find out the latest on some of the issues.

November 2010

UMA Expo: Providing Strong Guidance During Tough Times

UMA Expo: Providing Strong Guidance During Tough Times"Refocus, Redefine and Reinvent," is the theme of the United Motorcoach Association's annual event to be held January 19 to 23 in Tampa, Fla. In addition to new vehicle models, the expanded show floor will include used and refurbished buses.

November 2010

High-speed rail event highlights projects, need for support

The Western High Speed Rail Alliance's inaugural conference, held in Las Vegas in mid-October, brought industry professionals together to tout the benefits of high-speed rail and highlight projects and the need for funding and support.

November 2009

Shifting the transportation paradigm in response to climate change

Several recent reports and bills currently being considered by Congress provide some indication of the direction of the policy shifts being considered.

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