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Will Federal Officials Fix the Trust Fund or Just Play Games?

Government Issues| February 24, 2015

What appears to be gaining traction at press time are ideas for “repatriation” of cash held by U.S.-based multinational corporations overseas to avoid U.S. taxes. This year’s proposal would fill the Highway Trust Fund with $70 billion.

Pub Perspective: Constant change has been the industry’s primary trend

Government Issues| December 23, 2014

It’s been said that history may not be a song that repeats itself but it has verses that rhyme. Public transportation is one of those songs, and this past year has been one of those verses that rhyme with past ones.  But it’s always been a hopeful tune, and what happened this year and likely in the next will be hopeful as well.

Accessibility| April 18, 2012

House passes transportation extension, bill advancing pipeline

The Senate rejected an effort to include the project in its two-year $109-billion transportation bill, while Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH) found it difficult to garner support for his original five-year $260 billion package that called for the advancement of the Keystone XL pipeline.
Bus| January 31, 2012

House leaders unveil long-term transportation bill

On Tuesday, House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman John L. Mica (R-FL) and Members of the Committee unveiled the long-awaited American Energy & Infrastructure Jobs Act, which looks to authorize approximately $260 billion over five years to fund federal highway, transit and safety programs at current funding levels.
Bus| November 17, 2011

House unveils outline for transportation authorization bill

The controversial plan includes a call for increased oil drilling to help pay for infrastructure projects, according to several sources.
Accessibility| November 9, 2011

2-year transportation bill unanimously passed by EPW

The legislation maintains funding at current levels, reforms the nation's transportation programs to make them more efficient and provides robust assistance for transportation projects under the Transportation Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (TIFIA) program to leverage state, local and private-sector funding, according to the EPW.
Accessibility| March 4, 2011

Senate passes Surface Transportation Extension Act, Obama signs

The legislation freezes funding at fiscal year 2010 levels for highway, transit and highways safety programs.
Accessibility| March 3, 2011

House passes Fed transportation spending through 2011

Members of both parties said they would prefer a full reauthorization of transportation spending, but also said yet another extension is needed to ensure transportation construction can go forward over the summer.
January 11, 2011

Is reauthorization on backburner again?

Working on a story for the magazine regarding federal legislation and reauthorization and let's just say I am not filled with optimism. It seems that at this time last year, all the experts expected reauthorization to be somewhere behind health care and climate legislation on the federal government's list of priorities. The long, slow process of getting both of those bills completed has now led to a reconstituted Congress...
Bus| December 22, 2010

Support your local transit system - buy local

Transit systems owe it to themselves to educate their riders and communities about their funding sources, so they can build support for transit-related legislation.
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