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

Government Issues| May 18, 2017

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

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

Government Issues| March 30, 2017

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.
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.
Bus| August 5, 2011

NTSB chair sworn in for second term

President Barack Obama nominated Deborah Hersman for a second term on June 28, 2011. She was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on Tuesday.
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