Topic : Sen. Barbara Boxer

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Senate votes not to move forward with transportation bill debate

Government Issues| July 22, 2015

Democrats voted in unison against proceeding to the 1,030-page bill, arguing they had no time to review the complicated legislation, with the cloture vote to proceed to consideration of the bill needing 60 total votes. There were indications there could be a re-vote on Wednesday.

[Video] Sen. Barbara Boxer discusses benefits of positive train control

Security and Safety | July 22, 2015

U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA) visited Los Angeles Union Station on July 17th to discuss the safety benefits of Positive Train Control (PTC) and to highlight the need to quickly implement this life-saving technology nationwide. Published on Jul 21, 2015

Government Issues| July 21, 2015

Senators reach deal on 6-year transportation bill

Details of the bill were not released, however, Sen. Boxer said the agreement will be posted Tuesday afternoon on the Internet so lawmakers and the public will have a chance to examine its details.

Accessibility| October 23, 2014

Exclusive: METRO's Most Influential People of the Decade

Whether it’s providing billions for transportation initiatives to shaping legislation, or launching an innovative bus rapid transit project, the “Influential” leaders on this list have worked to make public transportation better.

Bus| October 15, 2014

APTA Award Winners

APTA's 2014 winners for Local Distinguished Service, National Distinguished Service, outstanding board members and more.
Bus| April 11, 2014

Senate group reaches agreement on reauthorization plan

Principles agreed upon by the bipartisan Environment and Public Works Committee include passing a long-term bill, as opposed to a short-term patch.
Bus| June 27, 2012

Mica, Boxer laud pending 2-year authorization bill

The tentative agreement establishes federal highway, transit and highway safety policy and keeps programs at current funding levels through the end of fiscal year 2014. If a majority of House and Senate conferees approve the conference report, both bodies are then expected to take up the measure before the end of the week, prior to the expiration of the current extension of transportation funding on June 30th.
Accessibility| June 21, 2012

Boxer, Mica: Goal is to complete authorization package by next week

Consensus on a transportation authorization bill has been stalled since SAFTEA-LU expired in September 2009, with both the House and Senate releasing and approving two vastly different bills.
November 11, 2011

Good news/bad news; just like the basketball strike

Being an avid basketball fan, I've had high hopes that an agreement will be reached between the owners and players, only to have them dashed by news that fundamental issues yet to be addressed by the two sides is holding up the start of the season.
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.
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