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Congress approves 2-year transportation bill

Under the agreement, federal transportation funding will continue at roughly $54 billion a year, with public transportation funds set at $8.36 billion in FY2012, $8.47 billion in FY 2013 and $8.595 billion in FY 2014.

OCTA CEO: Looking ahead to the New Year

The agency is gearing up for a busy year, pushing to deliver projects, create and sustain jobs and advocate for legislation that will provide sustainable transportation funding.

APTA, citizens, transit leaders call on Congress to invest in PT

On the heels of the one-year anniversary of the expiration of the previous multi-year surface transportation bill, APTA officials, along with public transportation riders from around the country, shared stories of how public transportation has benefited their lives at an event in Washington, D.C., blocks away from the Capitol building.

FMCSA awards $1M for driver safety training

Program aims to make roadways safer by increasing the number of CDL holders with enhanced safety training and to assist economically distressed regions of the U.S. by providing training opportunities for qualified individuals to become commercial motor vehicle operators.

Study: Nearly $120M in transit earmarks unspent

More than 150 earmarks in 2006 and 2007, allocated under SAFETEA-LU, would have funded public transit projects in several communities across the U.S. had they been spent by Sept. 30, 2009.

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