Topic : U.S. Senate

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Senate agrees to 1-yr. ban on transit railcar, bus procurements from Chinese-owned cos.

Government Issues| August 2, 2018

The Senate prohibition only applies to rolling stock (rail cars and buses), not any other kind of procurement.

ABA voices support for equitable airport access

Government Issues| September 15, 2017

In a joint letter with the National Limousine Association; Near Airport Parking Industry Trade Assoc.; and the Taxicab, Limousine, Paratransit Assoc., the American Bus Assoc. urged Senate chairmen and ranking members to provide an even playing field with motorcoach access to airports.

Government Issues| May 18, 2017

U.S. Senate confirms Rosen as Dep. Sec. USDOT

He has extensive experience in the transportation sector, serving previously as General Counsel at both the DOT and the Office of Management and Budget.

Government Issues| March 30, 2017

APTA issues 'alert' to contact Congress to support capital grant program

The Capital Investment Grant (CIG) program would be phased out in President Trump's FY 2018 "skinny budget" proposal.

Rail| February 16, 2017

Amtrak CEO calls for new era of infrastructure investment

Moorman outlined projects that warrant significant investment including construction of the Portal North Bridge and new Hudson Tunnels in New Jersey.

Government Issues| January 25, 2017

Senate Dems propose $1 trillion infrastructure plan

They pitched their plan to President Donald Trump and asked for his support.

Government Issues| December 21, 2015

Senate votes to make transit benefit receive permanent parity with parking benefit

Additionally, the Alternative Fuel Tax Credit is also renewed for two years (2015-2016) by the Senate.

Government Issues| July 30, 2015

Senate passes long-term transportation bill

The $350 billion long-term bill would make changes to highway, transit, railroad and auto safety programs, but will only pay for the first three years of the six-year bill.

Bus| June 20, 2014

U.S. senators push to raise gas tax to shore up Trust Fund

Proposal would increase the federal gasoline and diesel taxes by six cents in each of the next two years for a total of 12 cents. This would provide enough funding to offset current MAP-21 spending levels over the next 10 years.

Government Issues| June 27, 2013

Foxx confirmed as new Secretary of Transportation

He replaces Ray LaHood and will immediately confront safety and funding challenges in a large department that oversees the nation’s highway, transit, aviation and rail networks.
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