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Amtrak to be required to allow pets on trains

Rail| December 2, 2015

According to the legislation, Amtrak will have to dedicate at least one car per train “in which a ticketed passenger may transport a domesticated cat or dog in the same manner as a carry-on baggage."

House approves extension of surface transportation to Nov. 20

Government Issues| October 27, 2015

The Surface Transportation Extension Act of 2015 (H.R. 3819) was introduced by Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman Bill Shuster (R-PA), Ways and Means Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-WI), and Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Ranking Member Peter DeFazio (D-OR).

Management & Operations| September 2, 2015

Q&A with Tina Quigley, GM of RTC of So. Nevada

As GM of Las Vegas’ Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC), Tina Quigley oversees one of the few agencies in the country that manages public transit, traffic management, roadway design, construction funding and transportation planning.

Government Issues| August 5, 2015

As transportation bill stalls, so does proposed Amtrak liability increase

The six-year transportation-funding bill, which was approved last week by the Senate, would have lifted a cap on Amtrak's liability in accident lawsuits to $295 million. The House insisted on a short-term extension of the current bill, rather than take up the long-term solution.

Government Issues| July 23, 2015

Senate votes to advance transportation bill debate

The 62-36 vote came just a day after a majority of senators balked at approving a motion to proceed to debate on the bipartisan bill, which was negotiated by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and Sens. Barbara Boxer (D-CA) and James Inhofe (R-OK).

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.

Government Issues| January 21, 2015

Obama calls on Congress to pass 'bipartisan infrastructure plan'

During his 2015 SOTU address, the President stopped short of calling for a federal gas tax increase to help pay for it.

Motorcoach| July 2, 2012

Bus safety rating bill passes Congress

Mandates creation of system that allows passengers to compare the safety performance of each bus company and to annually reevaluate carriers that serve primarily urban areas with high passenger loads like New York.

Bus| June 21, 2012

Optimism in air as transit bill talks resume

Lawmakers said that the leaders’ instruction that negotiators redouble their efforts was seen as genuine and boosted hopes of a deal before the July 4 recess, which begins a week from Friday.
Accessibility| May 15, 2012

APTA, BAF: Pass fully-funded transportation bill

Groups released a study predicting that record numbers of Americans will turn to public transportation as a cost-cutting measure in the face of volatile gas prices. To meet this impending surge in demand, they are calling on Congress to pass a multi-year, fully funded surface transportation bill.
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