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November 13, 2014

APTA lobbies for commuter tax benefit action

Restoring parity between transit tax benefits and parking tax benefits will eliminate the federal tax incentive to drive over taking public transportation, said President/CEO Michael Melaniphy in a statement.


November 6, 2014

Following elections, what's next for transportation?

Republicans’ dual control of Congress most likely closes the door for increased revenues and even makes it difficult for simply extending MAP-21 again.


October 15, 2014

Finding funding source key to reauthorization bill’s future

With surface transportation reauthorization facing several hurdles, most notably funding, key congressional staff engaged in overseeing public transportation programs shared their views and outlook for the legislative process during the “Congress & the Federal Transportation Agenda” session Monday.


August 15, 2014

Are Feds to blame for lack of high-speed rail network?

An article by CityLab suggests the cause of not having a high-speed rail system in the U.S. is that we have a political system in which the federal government, having devolved virtually all decision-making power to states, cannot prioritize one project over another in the national interest.


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.


April 2, 2014

UMA announces 'Capitol Hill Days' dates

The event gathers owners and senior management from bus and motorcoach companies to meet with their Congressional elected officials to discuss the industry's most pressing legislative issues.


December 31, 2013

Commuter tax benefit set to be cut nearly in half

Starting Jan. 1, the monthly amount that commuters can set aside before taxes to spend on public transportation is to drop from $245 to $130. It could be months before transit riders see their benefits restored to the current level, according to advocates.


December 12, 2013

APTA: Extend the commuter tax benefit

President and CEO Michael Melaniphy issued a statement urging Congress to vote to extend the commuter tax benefit, which is set to expire on Dec. 31.


October 29, 2013

Coalition urges Congress to retain transit commuter benefit

Getting America to Work is opposing a 50% cut in the transit benefit that is planned for Jan. 1. Current law allows workers and employers to pay up to $245 in monthly transit costs with tax-exempt dollars.


July 30, 2013

New app lets commuters email Congress about transportation woes

“I’m Stuck” will allow users to immediately email their member of Congress to demand solutions to the infrastructure challenges that are keeping them from getting to their destination.


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