Articles Tagged With: president-barack-obama
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January 2014

2014 Innovative Operators: King's Tours

Knowledge, expertise and impeccable safety record sets operation apart in San Francisco.

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.

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.

August 2012

8 Essentials of MAP-21

In July, Congress passed a new two-year bill – MAP-21. Highlights contained include an expanded TIFIA program as well as streamlined New Starts and project delivery processes.

September 2011

Women In Transportation: Karen Rae

Title: Deputy Administrator Organization: Federal Railroad Administration, U.S. Department of Transportation City: Washington, D.C.

June 2011

Public transportation's reckoning is coming soon

Cliff Henke, a contributing editor to METRO, is senior analyst at PB. His views herein are solely his own.

April 2011

Supply side must tap into conservatives' focus on private sector growth

This crop of conservatives simply doesn't believe the federal government has a role in developing the infrastructure we need to stay competitive in the global economy.

February 2011

Where Will High-Speed Rail Succeed?

Ridership potential is the number one factor in determining if a corridor is suitable for investment, according to a new study. It proposes that the federal government prioritize investments where the potential for ridership demand is greatest.

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.


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