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President looks to states, localities to raise revenue for infrastructure

Government Issues| December 7, 2017

The approach now being contemplated is considered innovative by some infrastructure experts but also carries considerable political and economic risks for Trump, according to a Washington Post report.

Honolulu lawmakers discuss funding options to complete light rail project

Rail| August 16, 2017

The Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation has a September 15 deadline to submit its financial plan to the Federal Transit Administration.

Government Issues| July 11, 2017

Oregon House approves $5.3B transportation funding package

The package would fund alternative transportation by instituting a payroll tax of one-tenth of a percent of wages. In 2018, officials expect to raise $103 million for public transit in metro areas and rural communities.

Rail| May 1, 2017

Honolulu lawmakers propose boosting hotel tax to pay for rail project

The bill would raise the transient accommodation tax paid by visitors from 9.25% to 12% for 10 years.

Management & Operations| March 4, 2015

Former MBTA chief: System fix, expansion 'tall order'

Rich Davey said plans for a $2.2 billion commuter rail extension and fixing the system without raising new taxes will be difficult.

Bus| April 29, 2014

King County Metro to cut service after funding measure defeated

Plans to reduce about 16% of service as of September. Funding from a temporary Congestion Reduction Charge expired and voters rejected a county proposition that would have sustained the service and increased funding for roads and bridges.
Bus| April 21, 2014

University presidents support Michigan transit expansion tax

An opposition group asserts that Ann Arbor Area Transportation Authority could operate more efficiently by cutting staff and other costs.
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.
Bus| January 15, 2013

Mass. considers taxes to support transit

Multiple options, including new taxes and fees, have been proposed to raise the $1 billion per year needed to maintain and update public transit as well as highways and bridges in Massachusetts.
Bus| January 14, 2013

Chicago RTA accuses airlines of dodging millions in taxes

Agency alleged that United Airlines and American Airlines operate rarely-occupied offices in Sycamore, Ill. that they use to avoid paying higher taxes from their actual offices in Chicago, and that these operations have deprived Chicago and Cook County taxpayers, as well as public transportation agencies, of nearly $300 million over the last seven years.
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