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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.


October 7, 2014

FTA updates emergency relief program rules

In some cases, the funds could also be used to help cities build public transportation systems that are protected from natural disasters before they occur, the agency said. The changes go into effect in 30 days


May 16, 2014

Transit investment increases U.S. growth potential, study shows

Will lead to 50,700 jobs per $1 billion invested, with 28,900 jobs per $1 billion attributed to the productivity gains enjoyed by households and businesses.


April 21, 2014

FMCSA: Current financial responsibility minimums are inadequate

Analysis shows that while catastrophic motor carrier crashes are rare, the costs for resulting severe and critical injuries can exceed $1 million.


April 11, 2014

Senate group reaches agreement on reauthorization plan

Principles agreed upon by the bipartisan Environment and Public Works Committee include passing a long-term bill, as opposed to a short-term patch.


March 21, 2014

FTA releases $30M for tribal transit programs

The competitively awarded FY 2013 funds will allow tribes to continue or enhance existing transit service, launch new public transportation or plan for future transit needs.


March 11, 2014

$100 billion needed for fed transit program, APTA says

Additionally, the plan calls for a number of policy changes in the program that will ensure that the industry provides effective and efficient public transportation.


March 4, 2014

Obama unveils $300 billion surface transportation bill plan

The plan proposes a reformed business tax structure that would add significantly to federal revenues and increase funding for transportation by an average of about 38% per year.


February 27, 2014

Fed tax plan proposes $126 billion for Highway Trust Fund

Fund slated to run out of money by September, with the current surface transportation bill, MAP-21, expiring in October.


January 9, 2014

FTA offers $24.9M in LoNo vehicle emission grants

The funds are intended to encourage more widespread adoption of reliable “green energy” buses into transit fleets.


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