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House approves creation of WMATA safety commission

Government Issues| July 19, 2017

The passage of the resolution giving Congress's consent is now the final piece in creating the commission. However, the federal transit agency will continue to oversee safety until it determines that the new entity is capable of meeting its responsibilities.

Christopher A. Hart ends tenure as NTSB chairman

Government Issues| March 16, 2017

Vice Chairman Bella Dinh-Zarr will now serve as the agency’s acting chairman, while Hart remains at the NTSB, applying his transportation safety expertise in the capacity of a board member.

Bus| September 8, 2016

FTA announces $211M in grants for new buses, facilities to improve bus service

Sixty one projects in 41 states, the Virgin Islands, and Indian Country will receive a share of nearly $211 million to replace, rehabilitate, and purchase transit buses and related equipment, and construct bus-related facilities.

Government Issues| February 10, 2016

Foxx unveils $98B budget to expand safe, clean transportation options

The budget reflects an ambitious 30-year vision for the U.S. DOT to take the U.S. “Beyond Traffic,” toward a transportation network that matches the changing geography of where people live and work and fosters innovation and adapts to evolving technology.

Government Issues| February 8, 2016

President Obama plan would provide $32.4B boost for transportation

Proposal calls for a $10-per-barrel fee on oil production to fund public transit annually, with another $10 billion going toward new federal funding streams for cities and states that cut carbon emissions from their transportation sectors

Government Issues| January 25, 2016

Pub Perspective: New FAST Act commendable, but not perfect fix

Although many of us are still combing through its pages, and implementation of the new bill will come in the form of regulations yet to be written, several things are clear now.

Government Issues| December 4, 2015

Congress passes $305B surface transportation bill

The FAST Act will now be sent to President Barack Obama, who is expected to sign the bill quickly.

Government Issues| November 24, 2015

President Obama signs transportation bill extension

The bill, passed last week by both the House and Senate, buys time for Congress to agree to a long-term deal.

Management & Operations| October 5, 2015

2015 Women In Transportation: India Birdsong

Birdsong says her determination and her ability to negotiate have been valuable skills.

 

 

Management & Operations| August 5, 2015

Despite 10% pay increase NJ Transit labor proposal hits snag

The agency’s latest offer was made to an emergency board that was appointed by President Obama to avoid a transit strike. NJ Transit’s rail employees have worked more than four years without a new contract. A strike could start as early as July 16, 2016.

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