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Transportation industry responds to President's infrastructure plan

Government Issues| February 14, 2018

ITS America announced the formation of its Smart Infrastructure Task Force to address how technology and innovation can be incentivized.

House bill would provide $2.6B for PTC implementation

Government Issues| January 18, 2018

Amtrak promised PTC will be installed and activated on the Cascades line “during the third quarter of 2018,” in a letter last week from CEO Richard Anderson to Washington and Oregon transportation directors.

Government Issues| May 4, 2017

Profile: Norm Mineta, Former Secretary of Transportation

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...

Rail| April 3, 2017

House T&I Committee approves legislation to increase rail oversight transparency

Under the legislation, the FRA will have 10 business days from the beginning of the safety assessment to notify Members of Congress and 90 days following the completion of the assessment to provide members with findings and recommendations.

Rail| March 29, 2017

Fla. House pulls high-speed rail safety bill

The bill, which would require high-speed rail companies to install PTC and pay for fencing along section of its tracks where pedestrians could be at risk, was set to be taken up by the state Transportation & Infrastructure Subcommittee but was “temporarily postponed.”

Rail| March 15, 2017

Las Vegas seeks permission to build light rail linking airport to 'The Strip'

The proposal heard in the Senate Transportation Committee would give local officials new authority to seek tax hikes or federal grants to finance an expanded portfolio of major transportation developments.

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.

Motorcoach| September 29, 2016

Calif. Governor signs 2 motorcoach safety bills

One bill requires buses designed to carry 39 or more passengers and made after July 1, 2020, to be equipped with emergency lighting that would be automatically activated in the event of a collision.

Government Issues| July 12, 2016

Law would allow transit benefits to apply to Uber, Lyft

The measure would only allow the subsidy to apply to alternative options while Metro undergoes its massive maintenance plan, known as SafeTrack, which began last month and is scheduled to end in March.

Government Issues| March 3, 2016

Md. delays action on bill that would impose onboard surveillance guidelines

The bill, which would affect Maryland Transit Administration in the Baltimore area, Ride On buses in Montgomery County and TheBus in Prince George’s County, creates guidelines for audio recordings and places limits on when they can be made.


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