Topic : transportation funding

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Voters approved $40.9B for transportation in 2018, study says

Government Issues| January 11, 2019

Voters passed 142 transportation ballot measures last year, 77% of the 185 measures considered.

Nearly 90% of public transit ballot initiatives pass in 2017

Government Issues| November 13, 2017

Throughout the country this year, voters in 17 states and communities of all sizes voted for increased investment in public transportation, bringing the success rate to nearly 90% (87.5%), according to the American Public Transportation Association

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.

Management & Operations| July 10, 2017

Sears to manage Northwest Pacific Region at WSP USA

Sears is responsible for oversight of the firm’s operations in Washington, Oregon, Hawaii and the South Pacific.

Government Issues| March 23, 2017

Canada’s federal budget includes long-term transit commitment

The federal government will be working to sign bilateral agreements with provinces in the coming months regarding PTIF II ($20.1 billion). Provincial allocations will be based 70% on provincial ridership levels and 30% on provincial population.

Government Issues| January 10, 2017

Current planning, funding won't meet future transportation demands: report

The Beyond Traffic 2045 report is a comprehensive study of the major trends that will shape our nation’s transportation system over the next thirty years.

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

Bus| January 20, 2012

L.A. Mayor looks to China as possible transit funding resource

During a trip to Asia in December, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa met with executives from a Chinese investment company, which officials said was arranged to explore alternative investment opportunities.
Bus| November 17, 2011

House unveils outline for transportation authorization bill

The controversial plan includes a call for increased oil drilling to help pay for infrastructure projects, according to several sources.
May 25, 2011

Is federal transportation funding back at square one?

While working on our annual Consultant Roundtable feature for the July issue, it is apparent that transportation authorization is still an extremely hot topic, as well as one that still has many scratching their heads.
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