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Transit commute tax break may soon be cut

Bus| December 3, 2013
May go from $245 per month to $130 per month, on Jan. 1. Oregon Rep. Earl Blumenauer has gotten support from five House Republicans and 44 fellow Democrats to co-sponsor legislation that would keep the transit subsidy equal to the parking subsidy.

Md. MTA issues Request for Information on rail lines

Rail| April 12, 2013
Issued within days of Maryland’s new P3 legislation being signed into law by Gov. Martin O’Malley.
Bus| March 6, 2013

Congressional leaders push stricter Buy America rules

Under the Invest in American Jobs Act of 2013, all future highway, bridge, public transit, passenger rail, and airport projects financed by U.S. taxpayers would be stamped “Made in America” and crafted with American workmanship.
Bus| February 13, 2013

Kentucky proposes transit safety bill

Would reclassify and upgrade some crimes from Class B to Class A misdemeanors.
Bus| January 24, 2013

Ind. Senate to consider mass transit legislation

It calls for the expansion of Marion County’s under-funded bus system and a rail line.
Rail| November 28, 2012

Coalition problems could lose $25M for Mich. transit project

Washtenaw County officials no longer want to be a part of the coalition that would be in charge of coordinating SMART and DDOT bus routes under a proposed bill. Detroit lawmakers are opposed to the zoning and coalition powers in the legislation.
Bus| November 27, 2012

Nova Scotia transit minister to sets fares, routes

Under recently introduced legislation, the authority to regulate intercity bus service will be given to the Nova Scotia Minister of Transportation. The change will allow bus operators more flexibility to respond to market changes and demand.
Motorcoach| November 14, 2012

Calif. association shapes new ‘party bus’ law

If there will be alcohol served on motorcoaches or party buses as well as riders under the legal drinking age, a designee over the age of 25 from the group of passengers must be appointed who will be responsible for any “reasonably forseeable” injuries or property damage.
Accessibility| September 24, 2012

Pub Perspective: Begin next authorization preparation now

A lot will be dictated by the outcome of the election, which is also why we need to start making, or rather restating, the case for public transportation investment.
Rail| September 21, 2012

California has a high-speed rail project

California’s state legislature authorized the first sale of $4.6 billion of the $9 billion voter-approved 2008 Proposition 1A High-Speed Rail (HSR) bonds. That matches and commits the state’s $3.4 billion federal HSR stimulus grant.

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