Articles Tagged With: map-21
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February 2014

Local business in best position to advocate for HTF fix

Our private sector organizations need to tell their story, forcefully, about the jobs and the lost business activity at stake if contracts are cancelled, delayed or suspended.

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

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.

September 2013

New Rail Projects Continue in Climate of Fiscal Restraint

Despite the growing demand for new rail investments, the strength of federal support will depend on new revenues. Meanwhile, strong local funding continues and private interest increases.

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.

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

Pub Perspective: Remember the Economy

We need to redouble our efforts to get what the country’s economy needs passed into law, not just this year and next, but beyond, in the form of a stable source of revenue for the Trust Fund to fully fund the program.

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.

January 2013

Pub Perspective: Improving public perception of motorcoach industry is key

All of these changes, designed to improve the public’s perception of the industry, can only be good for operators around the country who provide top-notch services to millions of passengers each year.

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