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FRA develops state legislation to improve crossings

Rail| January 7, 2011
The model legislation is intended to help states address obstructions limiting a driver's view of an oncoming train.

Congress extends appropriations, SAFETEA-LU until March 2011

Bus| December 23, 2010
The previous extension of SAFETEA-LU was set to expire at the end of 2010, and this is the sixth extension of the legislation since the original authorization expired on Sept. 30, 2009.
Motorcoach| November 18, 2010

UMA Expo: Providing Strong Guidance During Tough Times

UMA Expo: Providing Strong Guidance During Tough Times"Refocus, Redefine and Reinvent," is the theme of the United Motorcoach Association's annual event to be held January 19 to 23 in Tampa, Fla. In addition to new vehicle models, the expanded show floor will include used and refurbished buses.
Rail| November 18, 2010

High-speed rail event highlights projects, need for support

The Western High Speed Rail Alliance's inaugural conference, held in Las Vegas in mid-October, brought industry professionals together to tout the benefits of high-speed rail and highlight projects and the need for funding and support.
Bus| July 2, 2010

House Subcommittee approves FY 2011 transportation spending levels

The bill provides $11.307 billion for FTA programs, an increase of $574.89 million over FY 2010 funding.
Bus| March 12, 2010

House passes bill to pay furloughed DOT workers

U.S. Department of Transportation workers were furloughed in early March when Sen. Jim Bunning (R-Ky) temporarily blocked funding for federal highway and transportation projects.
Accessibility| March 11, 2010

APTA leg. meeting to discuss safety, jobs

The 600-plus public transit leaders will spend Tuesday and Wednesday visiting their congressional representatives, lobbying their transit initiatives on Capitol Hill.
Bus| March 4, 2010

Senate votes to extend Highway Trust Fund

Kentucky Sen. Jim Bunning's decision to block the legislation last week forced the DOT to furlough nearly 2,000 employees without pay Monday.
Bus| November 10, 2009

Shifting the transportation paradigm in response to climate change

Several recent reports and bills currently being considered by Congress provide some indication of the direction of the policy shifts being considered.
Bus| October 27, 2009

Proposed climate bill supports clean transportation

A final vote on the bill could come as soon as the winter, but is likely to not be voted upon until spring 2010.

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