Government Issues

T&I Committee unveils new website

Posted on November 4, 2013

U.S. Transportation and Infrastructure (T&I) Chairman Bill Shuster (R-PA) launched the committee’s new website in his ongoing effort to enhance communications and connect with colleagues and the American people about his initiatives, plans and goals for strengthening U.S. infrastructure.

Under Shuster’s leadership, the committee significantly expanded its use of social media and digital platforms to amplify its message that modern, efficient infrastructure — coupled with strong programmatic reform — provides a sound foundation for U.S. economic competitiveness, growth and prosperity.

The new website features a simple, user-friendly interface and continues the committee’s rebranding, incorporating the use of “transport” in an identifiable new logo and across media platforms.

Shuster has also grown T&I’s social media presence, including Facebook and Twitter, where he hosted a Twitter Townhall to answer questions about one of his major legislative priorities, the Water Resources Reform and Development Act (WRRDA).

In addition, Shuster is increasing the use of video as a communications tool. He has narrated a whiteboard video aimed at illustrating the fundamental importance of WRRDA, regardless of a viewer’s level of familiarity with the issue. He also released a video about his experience with developmental driverless vehicle technology and plans to continue producing videos to support future legislative initiatives and key issues.

The committee is now utilizing YouTube to stream its hearings, meetings, and events, and producing infographics to help educate Members of Congress and the public about key legislation.

 

View comments or post a comment on this story. (0 Comments)

More News

FTA proposes rule to improve testing, reliability of new transit buses

The proposed rule would establish minimum performance standards, a new pass-fail grading system for bus testing and a weighted scoring process that would better assist local transit agencies in purchasing an appropriate vehicle.

Canadian goverment to provide ongoing support for public transit

Ensured that it will be an equal-funding partner in major transit projects by committing itself to a federal contribution limit of 33% for the Public Transit Fund. Also announced was a subsequent increase in the contribution limit to the P3 Canada Fund from 25% to 33%.

Tennessee ride-sharing law hailed as model for nation

The bill, which Gov. Bill Haslam signed into law on May 20, appears to block traditional cab services from incorporating app-based hailing of cabs into their business models and also sets up insurance requirements.

S.F. officials vow to ride public transit for 22 days

The challenge, spearheaded by the advocacy group San Francisco Transit Riders, will continue until June 22 and aims to help city officials gain familiarity with public transit and inspire them to improve the experience. 

D.C. Metro railcar purchase hits potential snag

If the FTA determines within the next several weeks that the 5000-series, which were purchased using federal funds, should not be retired so soon, WMATA probably will forgo purchasing the 220 new 7000-series cars.

See More News

Post a Comment

Post Comment

Comments (0)

More From The World's Largest Fleet Publisher

Automotive Fleet

The Car and truck fleet and leasing management magazine

Business Fleet

managing 10-50 company vehicles

Fleet Financials

Executive vehicle management

Government Fleet

managing public sector vehicles & equipment

TruckingInfo.com

THE COMMERCIAL TRUCK INDUSTRY’S MOST IN-DEPTH INFORMATION SOURCE

Work Truck Magazine

The resource for managers of class 1-7 truck Fleets

Schoolbus Fleet

Serving school transportation professionals in the U.S. and Canada

LCT Magazine

Global Resource For Limousine and Bus Transportation

Please sign in or register to .    Close