Topic : House of Representatives

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Profile: Norm Mineta, Former Secretary of Transportation

Government Issues| May 4, 2017

The searchlights were going back and forth over his body, scanning the barracks as Norm Mineta slept. It was the middle of 1942, and Norm was ten years old, sleeping on a mattress stuffed with hay...

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

Government Issues| March 30, 2017

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

Bus| October 1, 2015

House moves to delay PTC deadline

A bipartisan measure has been introduced in the lower chamber that would push back the deadline for most railroads to install automated train technology until December 2018.

Accessibility| March 29, 2012

House approves 3-month extension of transportation bill

The measure must pass the Senate before March 31 to avoid the lapse of federal highway programs. Both chambers are scheduled to wrap up legislative business this week before taking a spring recess.
Bus| October 6, 2011

Bill proposed to improve air quality around infrastructure projects

The bill aims to achieve a priority set in the last surface transportation authorization by expanding access to federal dollars under existing transportation programs for diesel engine upgrades. Diesel fuel powers most heavy machinery and vehicles used on construction sites.
Accessibility| April 7, 2011

APTA: House budget proposal would cut jobs, transit options

President William Millar told the House of Representatives that transit reductions of 30 percent or more outlined in the FY 2012 budget proposal by House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-WI) would halt thousands projects needed in the years ahead. He added that while transportation programs account for less than 3 percent of the federal budget, they support or create more than 2.5 million jobs annually.

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