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UMA past chair to testify before Congress on FAST Act implementation

Government Issues| May 18, 2018

Dale Krapf served as chairman of the board during the majority of the time policy development and implementation of the act took place.

ABA, UMA first joint Congressional 'Fly-in' a success

Motorcoach| April 12, 2018

Overall, 116 members from both organizations met with more than 150 congressional offices.

Government Issues| March 26, 2018

President signs appropriations bill that includes $13.5B for FTA programs

APTA President/CEO Paul Skoutelas said that in passing the bill, "Congress has preserved the strong federal partnership with states and communities that is required to improve the nation’s transportation infrastructure."

Rail| March 20, 2018

FRA taking proactive approach to help railroads meet PTC requirement

At the direction of Secretary Elaine L. Chao, the FRA is taking a proactive approach to ensure railroads acquire, install, test, and fully implement certified PTC systems in time to meet the congressional interim deadline of Dec. 31, 2018.

Management & Operations| February 22, 2018

Publisher's Perspective: A good year for new service openings, but not funding certainty

The New Year that just began should be a good one for the launching of new rail and bus rapid transit lines and extensions to existing networks, with the project schedules we’ll look at below.

Government Issues| February 15, 2018

Senate confirms Batory as FRA administrator

Additionally, it was announced that Thelma Drake has been nominated to be administrator of the Federal Transit Administration.

Government Issues| January 3, 2018

T&I Chairman Shuster to step down at end of 2018

Plans to devote his final year to pushing for an infrastructure bill, an initiative both parties have said is long overdue.

Government Issues| December 7, 2017

President looks to states, localities to raise revenue for infrastructure

The approach now being contemplated is considered innovative by some infrastructure experts but also carries considerable political and economic risks for Trump, according to a Washington Post report.

Bus| December 1, 2017

Congress launches bipartisan Congressional Bus Caucus

The Caucus seeks to highlight the benefits of investing in bus systems, the challenges accompanying aging bus fleets and facilities, and encourage innovation in a rapidly changing transportation climate.

Management & Operations| August 4, 2017

Getting Up to Speed on the FTA's New Safety Mandate

States with rail transit agencies must have an FTA-approved and FTA-certified State Safety Oversight Program in effect by April 15, 2019.

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