October 29, 2013
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
“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.
June 13, 2013
Some representatives in Congress are proposing that the $245-a-month in pre-tax benefits that commuters who use public transit now receive become permanent. The benefit is set to expire at the end of the year and would drop to $125 a month.
June 6, 2013
Consistently supported train travel, particularly Amtrak. The senator was also responsible for some of the most important transportation policies in the country, including instituting stricter limits on blood alcohol levels for drivers, and increasing the federal drinking age to 21.
January 15, 2013
This week the U.S. House of Representatives plans to vote on emergency aid, which will include federal funds to restore affected public transportation systems. In the last Congress, the U.S. Senate voted in favor of a $60 billion aid package, which would have included $10.8 billion for public transportation systems and mitigation activities that would prevent similar destruction from natural disasters in the future.
January 4, 2013
Rep. Bill Shuster (R-PA) was officially confirmed by the House of Representatives to chair the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure. He also announced the full Committee Republican membership.
September 18, 2012
The measure will continue to fund government programs for another six months, including all transportation programs, however, it will fund those programs at previous levels and not for the amounts authorized by MAP-21.
June 27, 2012
The tentative agreement establishes federal highway, transit and highway safety policy and keeps programs at current funding levels through the end of fiscal year 2014. If a majority of House and Senate conferees approve the conference report, both bodies are then expected to take up the measure before the end of the week, prior to the expiration of the current extension of transportation funding on June 30th.
June 21, 2012
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.
May 1, 2012
The same hurdles – the Keystone XL oil pipeline and funding the bill – still exist without any new solutions being posited.
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