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House Passes Fiscal 2021 Transportation Funding Bill

August 7, 2020

Via: Transport Topics

A package of fiscal 2021 appropriations bills that included the Transportation, and Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies measure recently passed the U.S. House of Representatives. The bill, which received a 217-197 vote, would provide the Federal Motor Carrier […]


Impact & Regulations, Infrastructure

Infrastructure is in the House

June 29, 2020

Via: Politico

The House is set to pass its $1.5 trillion infrastructure bill, H.R. 2 (116), this week, advancing, among many other things, a five-year reauthorization of surface transportation programs. Passage of the Democrat-written bill is a given in the House, but […]


Infrastructure

The infrastructure pay-for blame game

June 24, 2020

Via: Politico

House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer acknowledged on Tuesday that Democratic leaders plan to pass their $1.5 trillion infrastructure bill with $145 billion of deficit spending, and he blamed the White House for not coming up with a pay-for. House Transportation […]


Infrastructure

More Federal Funds Needed for Agencies, Experts Say

June 18, 2020

Via: Transport Topics

Federal funding has played an important role as transportation groups and transit agencies navigate COVID-19 pandemic recovery, but more funds will likely be needed, according to experts. Grace Crunican, former general manager of Bay Area Rapid Transit, said agencies could […]


Impact & Regulations, Infrastructure

The Trump administration’s infrastructure response to Covid-19

June 5, 2020

Via: Politico

The Trump administration signed an executive order to advance its longtime goals of waiving environmental laws and speeding permitting for highways and other infrastructure projects, arguing that such projects will help stimulate the economy ravaged by the Covid-19 pandemic. As […]


Impact & Regulations, Infrastructure

Congress turns to surface transportation

June 2, 2020

Via: Politico

With progress still stalled over a next coronavirus response package, lawmakers are pivoting to other priorities, including surface transportation. The text of the House’s surface bill is expected to come out this week, our Tanya Snyder reports. Lobbyists are preparing […]


Infrastructure, Shipping

Port of Long Beach bags $500 million loan

May 6, 2020

Via: Offshore Energy

“This $500 million federal investment reflects the President’s continued emphasis on infrastructure that will reduce traffic congestion while enhancing the Port of Long Beach’s ability to handle large container ships to support economic growth in the region and the country,” […]


Impact & Regulations, Infrastructure

Building America’s Future urges Congress to include infrastructure in next COVID-19 package

May 5, 2020

Via: Metro Magazine

The leaders of Building America’s Future sent a letter to the bipartisan Congressional Leadership urging the creation of a federal capital budget to fund infrastructure investment in the next COVID-19 response package. Congress and the Trump Administration are considering a […]


Travel & Public Transit

Transit agencies invest in propane vehicles

April 30, 2020

Via: Metro Magazine

Transit fleets looking to decrease their emissions, save budget, and choose a sustainable fuel turn propane autogas. Across America, dozens of transit agencies operate these clean advanced technology vehicles, from Florida’s Broward County Transit and Lee County Transit to Michigan’s […]


Travel & Public Transit

Calif.’s Tri Delta Transit saves 40% on electric bus charging energy costs

April 21, 2020

Via: Metro Magazine

Supporting California’s goal to transition all public transit agencies to 100% zero-emission bus fleets by 2040, AMPLY Power is managing the charging of electric buses for Calif.’s Eastern Contra Costa Transit Authority, operating under the name Tri Delta Transit. AMPLY […]