News Tagged With: transportation-bill
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July 2, 2012

Bus safety rating bill passes Congress

Mandates creation of system that allows passengers to compare the safety performance of each bus company and to annually reevaluate carriers that serve primarily urban areas with high passenger loads like New York.


June 21, 2012

Optimism in air as transit bill talks resume

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 15, 2012

APTA, BAF: Pass fully-funded transportation bill

Groups released a study predicting that record numbers of Americans will turn to public transportation as a cost-cutting measure in the face of volatile gas prices. To meet this impending surge in demand, they are calling on Congress to pass a multi-year, fully funded surface transportation bill.


May 1, 2012

Transportation bill 'headed for homestretch'

The same hurdles – the Keystone XL oil pipeline and funding the bill – still exist without any new solutions being posited.


March 30, 2012

UPDATED: Congress passes 90-day extension of transportation bill

The bill, which would extend SAFETEA-LU and the collection of motor fuels taxes that are deposited in the Highway Trust Fund through June 30, 2012, is expected to be signed by President Barack Obama.


March 29, 2012

House approves 3-month extension of transportation bill

The measure must pass the Senate before March 31 to avoid the lapse of federal highway programs. Both chambers are scheduled to wrap up legislative business this week before taking a spring recess.


March 8, 2012

Mass. Gov. proposes infrastructure bank in new bill

Envisions an entity that would make loans for energy, transportation and municipal development projects to leverage private investment and create jobs.


March 5, 2012

APTA ad campaign targets Congress, touts transit's benefits

As the deadline to authorize a transportation bill by March 31 approaches, these advertisements will "dominate" WMATA Metrorail stations that serve the U.S. Capitol Building and House and Senate Office Buildings.


February 9, 2012

Experts predict dire outcome from transportation funding proposal

APTA President/CEO Michael Melaniphy, Gary Thomas, president/CEO of Dallas Area Rapid Transit, Patrick Scully, COO of Daimler Buses, North America and others discussed the negative financial impacts the proposal would have on America’s public transportation systems.


February 7, 2012

Proposed transit bill would cut $1.7B from N.Y. MTA

The agency has a $12.6 billion operating budget and has budgeted about $4.5 billion annually in capital projects until 2014. MTA may be forced to raise fares to compensate for lost money needed to fund improvements.


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