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High-speed rail event highlights projects, need for support

Rail| November 18, 2010
The Western High Speed Rail Alliance's inaugural conference, held in Las Vegas in mid-October, brought industry professionals together to tout the benefits of high-speed rail and highlight projects and the need for funding and support.

House Subcommittee approves FY 2011 transportation spending levels

Bus| July 2, 2010
The bill provides $11.307 billion for FTA programs, an increase of $574.89 million over FY 2010 funding.
Bus| March 12, 2010

House passes bill to pay furloughed DOT workers

U.S. Department of Transportation workers were furloughed in early March when Sen. Jim Bunning (R-Ky) temporarily blocked funding for federal highway and transportation projects.
Accessibility| March 11, 2010

APTA leg. meeting to discuss safety, jobs

The 600-plus public transit leaders will spend Tuesday and Wednesday visiting their congressional representatives, lobbying their transit initiatives on Capitol Hill.
Bus| March 4, 2010

Senate votes to extend Highway Trust Fund

Kentucky Sen. Jim Bunning's decision to block the legislation last week forced the DOT to furlough nearly 2,000 employees without pay Monday.
Bus| November 10, 2009

Shifting the transportation paradigm in response to climate change

Several recent reports and bills currently being considered by Congress provide some indication of the direction of the policy shifts being considered.
Bus| October 27, 2009

Proposed climate bill supports clean transportation

A final vote on the bill could come as soon as the winter, but is likely to not be voted upon until spring 2010.
Motorcoach| September 25, 2009

Safety Advocates file petition to curb cell use

Study found that texting increased the risk of a safety-critical driving event for truck drivers by 23.2 times. Another study conducted in 2006 found that drivers using cell phones failed to stop at stop signs 10 times more often than drivers not using cell phones.
Rail| July 31, 2009

Appropriations leg. includes CATS rail extension

The next step will be for the House and Senate committees to work out the final appropriations number to be included in the legislation.
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