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March 2012

House, Senate advance authorization bills, expose vast chasm

In early February, House T&I Chairman John L. Mica (R-FL) and members of the committee held a press conference to unveil its five-year, $260 billion transportation authorization proposal.

September 2011

Job Pressures Beginning to Drive Rail Transit Agenda

Although nothing new, employment generation is the renewed focus of new federal and local spending on rapid transit projects.

July 2011

Committees make progress on transportation authorization bill

EPW Chairman Barbara Boxer and House T&I Chairman John Mica both hope to have their bills introduced and marked up by the Fourth of July Congressional recess.

February 2011

How Will the Capitol Hill Power Shift Impact Transportation?

With Republicans taking over the House and focusing on cutting spending, it will be interesting to see where transportation falls on their list of priorities. Despite T&I Chairman Mica's plan to push for a transportation authorization bill early this year, the major hurdle remains how to fund it.

January 2011

Mid-term elections should have been our wake up call

We in the industry, now more than ever before, need to help make the case that there is a federal role in public transportation, and it needs to be strengthened.

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