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April 8, 2014

Ill. group calls for reform to protect against patent trolls

Transit agencies across the state have been targeted multiple times by patent trolls — shell companies that purchase patents with no intention of innovating, but rather suing those who do.


December 3, 2013

Transit commute tax break may soon be cut

May go from $245 per month to $130 per month, on Jan. 1. Oregon Rep. Earl Blumenauer has gotten support from five House Republicans and 44 fellow Democrats to co-sponsor legislation that would keep the transit subsidy equal to the parking subsidy.


April 12, 2013

Md. MTA issues Request for Information on rail lines

Issued within days of Maryland’s new P3 legislation being signed into law by Gov. Martin O’Malley.


March 6, 2013

Congressional leaders push stricter Buy America rules

Under the Invest in American Jobs Act of 2013, all future highway, bridge, public transit, passenger rail, and airport projects financed by U.S. taxpayers would be stamped “Made in America” and crafted with American workmanship.


January 24, 2013

Ind. Senate to consider mass transit legislation

It calls for the expansion of Marion County’s under-funded bus system and a rail line.


November 28, 2012

Coalition problems could lose $25M for Mich. transit project

Washtenaw County officials no longer want to be a part of the coalition that would be in charge of coordinating SMART and DDOT bus routes under a proposed bill. Detroit lawmakers are opposed to the zoning and coalition powers in the legislation.


November 27, 2012

Nova Scotia transit minister to sets fares, routes

Under recently introduced legislation, the authority to regulate intercity bus service will be given to the Nova Scotia Minister of Transportation. The change will allow bus operators more flexibility to respond to market changes and demand.


June 29, 2012

Congress approves 2-year transportation bill

Under the agreement, federal transportation funding will continue at roughly $54 billion a year, with public transportation funds set at $8.36 billion in FY2012, $8.47 billion in FY 2013 and $8.595 billion in FY 2014.


November 9, 2011

2-year transportation bill unanimously passed by EPW

The legislation maintains funding at current levels, reforms the nation's transportation programs to make them more efficient and provides robust assistance for transportation projects under the Transportation Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (TIFIA) program to leverage state, local and private-sector funding, according to the EPW.


April 6, 2011

Shuster introduces 'BUSES' safety bill

The "Bus Uniform Standards and Enhanced Safety (BUSES) Act of 2011" to increase safety and strengthen the U.S. DOT's oversight and ability to set uniform safety standards on new and existing buses and motorcoaches.


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