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Congress approves 2-year transportation bill

Accessibility| June 29, 2012
Under the agreement, federal transportation funding will continue at roughly $54 billion a year, with public transportation funds set at $8.36 billion in FY2012, $8.47 billion in FY 2013 and $8.595 billion in FY 2014.

Nonprofit's interest in public transit could break gridlock

Bus| April 18, 2012
While no substitute, this nongovernment, non-federal approach could be a welcome alternative strategy to the slow progress of reauthorization of federal policy on Capitol Hill.
Motorcoach| February 22, 2012

Legislative and Regulatory Update

A whole host of new regulations and possible legislation are on the horizon for motorcoach operators. METRO spoke to the ABA's Norm Littler and UMA's Ken Presley to find out the latest on some of the issues.
Accessibility| November 9, 2011

2-year transportation bill unanimously passed by EPW

The legislation maintains funding at current levels, reforms the nation's transportation programs to make them more efficient and provides robust assistance for transportation projects under the Transportation Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (TIFIA) program to leverage state, local and private-sector funding, according to the EPW.
Motorcoach| April 6, 2011

Shuster introduces 'BUSES' safety bill

The "Bus Uniform Standards and Enhanced Safety (BUSES) Act of 2011" to increase safety and strengthen the U.S. DOT's oversight and ability to set uniform safety standards on new and existing buses and motorcoaches.
Motorcoach| March 2, 2011

Senators to reintroduce motorcoach safety bill

The pair planned on making the announcement Wednesday, which was the fourth anniversary of the Bluffton (Ohio) University baseball team bus crash that killed seven.
Rail| January 24, 2011

FRA continues effort to improve safety at rail crossings

Prevention strategies include expanded educational outreach through OLI and the development of community action plans in concert with greater law enforcement action. Recommendations for railroad station safety include providing audible and visual warnings of approaching trains, station and platform structural improvements and, where feasible, fences to prohibit access to railroad tracks.
Rail| January 7, 2011

FRA develops state legislation to improve crossings

The model legislation is intended to help states address obstructions limiting a driver's view of an oncoming train.
Bus| December 23, 2010

Congress extends appropriations, SAFETEA-LU until March 2011

The previous extension of SAFETEA-LU was set to expire at the end of 2010, and this is the sixth extension of the legislation since the original authorization expired on Sept. 30, 2009.
Motorcoach| November 18, 2010

UMA Expo: Providing Strong Guidance During Tough Times

UMA Expo: Providing Strong Guidance During Tough Times"Refocus, Redefine and Reinvent," is the theme of the United Motorcoach Association's annual event to be held January 19 to 23 in Tampa, Fla. In addition to new vehicle models, the expanded show floor will include used and refurbished buses.

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