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President looks to states, localities to raise revenue for infrastructure

Government Issues| December 7, 2017

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.

Congress launches bipartisan Congressional Bus Caucus

Bus| December 1, 2017

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.

Management & Operations| July 27, 2017

Congressional leaders ask FCC to investigate impact of MBTA Wi-Fi project

The project would mean the installation of hundreds of 74-foot poles along every mile of track. However, as affected communities have learned details about the project, opposition has continued to gather steam.

Government Issues| July 19, 2017

House approves creation of WMATA safety commission

The passage of the resolution giving Congress's consent is now the final piece in creating the commission. However, the federal transit agency will continue to oversee safety until it determines that the new entity is capable of meeting its responsibilities.

Government Issues| April 10, 2017

Sen. Schumer calls on Congress to work together on $1T infrastructure bill

Speaking at a news conference in front of Penn Station, Schumer’s push for lawmakers to act in a bipartisan fashion comes after two train derailments in the past two weeks that caused massive delays for commuters.

Government Issues| March 30, 2017

APTA issues 'alert' to contact Congress to support capital grant program

The Capital Investment Grant (CIG) program would be phased out in President Trump's FY 2018 "skinny budget" proposal.

Government Issues| February 28, 2017

Pub Perspective: 2 Myths Undermine the Feds Role in Public Transit

These myths must be dispelled immediately. I will try to begin doing so below.

Security and Safety | February 21, 2017

Commuter rail continues to make progress on PTC, according to APTA

Since APTA's last quarterly report, the Federal Transit Administration has updated the SOGR for the public transit industry which has increased to $90 billion.

Rail| February 16, 2017

Bill introduced requiring greater transparency about train safety audits

The measure was unveiled by two House Representatives from New Jersey, where it was found after a deadly crash in September that NJ Transit was the subject of a deep federal audit.

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