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Fla. House pulls high-speed rail safety bill

Rail| March 29, 2017

The bill, which would require high-speed rail companies to install PTC and pay for fencing along section of its tracks where pedestrians could be at risk, was set to be taken up by the state Transportation & Infrastructure Subcommittee but was “temporarily postponed.”

Las Vegas seeks permission to build light rail linking airport to 'The Strip'

Rail| March 15, 2017

The proposal heard in the Senate Transportation Committee would give local officials new authority to seek tax hikes or federal grants to finance an expanded portfolio of major transportation developments.

Rail| February 16, 2017

Bill introduced requiring greater transparency about train safety audits

The measure was unveiled by two House Representatives from New Jersey, where it was found after a deadly crash in September that NJ Transit was the subject of a deep federal audit.

Motorcoach| September 29, 2016

Calif. Governor signs 2 motorcoach safety bills

One bill requires buses designed to carry 39 or more passengers and made after July 1, 2020, to be equipped with emergency lighting that would be automatically activated in the event of a collision.

Mobility| July 12, 2016

Law would allow transit benefits to apply to Uber, Lyft

The measure would only allow the subsidy to apply to alternative options while Metro undergoes its massive maintenance plan, known as SafeTrack, which began last month and is scheduled to end in March.

Government Issues| March 3, 2016

Md. delays action on bill that would impose onboard surveillance guidelines

The bill, which would affect Maryland Transit Administration in the Baltimore area, Ride On buses in Montgomery County and TheBus in Prince George’s County, creates guidelines for audio recordings and places limits on when they can be made.

Security and Safety | February 29, 2016

Mo. lawmakers consider allowing concealed guns on public transportation

Representatives for St. Louis, Springfield and Kansas City opposed the legislation, saying cities should be able to regulate their own public transportation.

Government Issues| February 29, 2016

Publisher's Perspective: With new FAST Act will power shift locally?

Rail| July 7, 2015

Calif. legislators call for re-vote on high-speed rail

If approved by voters, any unspent HSR dollars would be redirected to repair and/or construct new state highways and local streets and roads. 

Mobility| April 13, 2015

Wisconsin set to vote on transportation network company bill

The bill would create a new license for TNCs, including companies like Uber and Lyft, making it mandatory to pay a $5,000 fee, conduct background checks on drivers and maintain at least $1 million in liability insurance in order to operate in Wisconsin.

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