Management & Operations

Senators urge Bush to provide public transit funds

Posted on December 9, 2002

Senator Paul S. Sarbanes (D-MD), Chairman of the Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee, today released a letter to President Bush, signed by a bipartisan group of 43 Senators encouraging the Bush Administration to "support America's public transit systems by ensuring that these systems receive the resources they need to keep America moving." The letter was developed in anticipation of the 2003 debate on the reauthorization of the "Transportation Equity Act for the 21st Century" (TEA 21), which funds highway and transit programs. The Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee has jurisdiction over the transit component of the TEA 21 reauthorization. "Strong support for transit is essential in light of the increasing demands on our public transportation systems. The U.S. Department of Transportation recently reported that an average annual investment of $20.6 billion (in year 2000 dollars) would be required to improve the conditions and performance of our nation's transit systems," the Senators wrote to President Bush.

View comments or post a comment on this story. (0 Comments)

More News

SORTA to sell advertising to pay for bus benches

In a separate ordinance, the city agreed to stop removing currently illegal benches at some stops unless they are unsafe.

Future for connected cars is promising, obstacles remain: study

Obstacles include privacy and security concerns, to a lack of infrastructure and the need for a legislative framework.

Caltrain begins courtesy campaign via social media

The campaign, called “Caltrain Manners,” is the result of a recent online survey, where passengers were asked what annoyed them most about their fellow riders. Caltrain tallied the results to determine the three worst passenger gaffes.

Sacramento RT receives state certification for bus apprenticeship program

Having trained and qualified mechanics is critical to RT’s mission of providing reliable bus service to the Sacramento region.

Community Transit programs removed 370K drive-alone trips in 2016

Choice Connections and Curb the Congestion target large employers and most-congested corridors, and recognize individuals who use transportation options.

See More News

Post a Comment

Post Comment

Comments (0)

More From The World's Largest Fleet Publisher

Automotive Fleet

The Car and truck fleet and leasing management magazine

Business Fleet

managing 10-50 company vehicles

Fleet Financials

Executive vehicle management

Government Fleet

managing public sector vehicles & equipment


Work Truck Magazine

The number 1 resource for vocational truck fleets

Schoolbus Fleet

Serving school transportation professionals in the U.S. and Canada

LCT Magazine

Global Resource For Limousine and Bus Transportation

Please sign in or register to .    Close