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Chicago transits team to launch transit funding awareness campaign

Management & Operations| April 1, 2019

Will encourage riders to contact state representatives and senators to urge their support for a long-term capital bill.

Profile: Norm Mineta, Former Secretary of Transportation

Government Issues| May 4, 2017

The searchlights were going back and forth over his body, scanning the barracks as Norm Mineta slept. It was the middle of 1942, and Norm was ten years old, sleeping on a mattress stuffed with hay...

Government Issues| February 29, 2016

5 FAST Act Takeaways: What it Means for Transit

Although it is the first long-term surface transportation bill since SAFTEA-LU expired in 2009, which will give the industry a sense of security when planning, it still didn’t solve the most pressing issue — finding a sustainable funding mechanism.   

Government Issues| December 4, 2015

Congress passes $305B surface transportation bill

The FAST Act will now be sent to President Barack Obama, who is expected to sign the bill quickly.

Government Issues| December 2, 2015

Congress to vote on 5-year transportation bill this week

The measure calls for spending approximately $205 billion on highways and $48 billion on transit projects over the next five years. It also reauthorizes the controversial Export-Import Bank’s expired charter until 2019.

Government Issues| November 24, 2015

President Obama signs transportation bill extension

The bill, passed last week by both the House and Senate, buys time for Congress to agree to a long-term deal.

Government Issues| November 10, 2015

New York to lose $95M in recently passed House transportation bill

The House amendment to eliminate the High Density States Program would funnel the money into the competitive Bus Grant program that every state is eligible for.

Government Issues| November 6, 2015

House OKs $325B surface transportation bill

Passed by a 363-64 vote, the bill calls for spending $261 billion on highways and $55 billion on transit over six years. As expected, the legislation authorizes highway funding for six years, but only if Congress can come up with a way to pay for the final three years.

Government Issues| October 29, 2015

Senate passes 3-week transportation bill extension, 3-year PTC extension

Additionally, the Senate approved the nomination of Sarah Feinberg as head of the Federal Railroad Administration.

Government Issues| October 22, 2015

House T&I approves surface transportation bill

However, according to U.S. PIRG, it is anticipated that the House will only provide funding for the first three years, requiring Congress to identify a new source of funding at the end of 2018.

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