Tuesday, May 24, 2022

Senate Commerce Committee proves that bipartisanship doesn’t have to equal terrible transportation policy

The Senate committee tasked with handling the rail portions of the larger transportation bill managed to produce a bipartisan bill that also makes the...

Statement on Surface Transportation Board’s expanded capacity

A statement from Transportation for America chairman and former mayor of Meridian, MS, John Robert Smith, on the Surface Transportation Board (STB)’s recently expanded...

Congress to pass billions in much-needed relief for public transit and Amtrak

Today, Congress will take a big step towards recovering the United States’ essential public transit and passenger rail network from the pandemic with a...

Everything we liked (and didn’t like) at Buttigieg’s Transportation Secretary confirmation hearing

Last Thursday, former South Bend mayor Pete Buttigieg faced the Senate for questioning on his nomination to be Secretary of Transportation. We liked almost...

RELEASE: The emergency funding for transit and Amtrak is good but not enough

Late Monday evening, Congress passed appropriations for fiscal year 2021 that included $908 billion in a supplemental COVID-19 relief package. Transportation for America and...

How the Biden administration can make immediate strides on climate and racial equity

The spread of COVID-19 has sent the United States plummeting into an unprecedented national crisis, but it has also illuminated the path forward. Smart...

Will Congress hold Amtrak accountable for providing essential passenger rail service?

Communities large and small, urban and rural, are served by Amtrak’s national network of long distance routes, providing essential connections to jobs, services, and...

Will Congress hold Amtrak accountable for providing essential passenger rail service?

Communities large and small, urban and rural, are served by Amtrak’s national network of long distance routes, providing essential connections to jobs, services, and...

T4America statement on Senate Republicans’ HEALS Act

WASHINGTON, DC: Yesterday evening, Senate Republicans released their proposal for the next round of COVID-19 relief funding. The proposal, called the HEALS Act, contains...

House builds on the FAST Act’s change to provide better and more balanced passenger...

Expanding and improving our nation’s passenger rail network to bring better, more reliable passenger rail service to more people is one of the best...

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Become part of the movement with T4America membership

All types of local public agencies and organizations join T4America’s membership program to gain access to information and expertise, but because the benefits are...

Justice40 “benefits” could mean more emissions, worse health outcomes in disadvantaged communities

How can we ensure that investments in communities lead to safer, more convenient infrastructure for all?In President Biden’s first weeks in office, he established...

The STB is finally acting to improve freight railroads. Will it be enough?

CSX freight train passing through Bay St. Louis, Mississippi Credit: Mississippi TodayAfter years of looking the other way while deliveries suffered, the Surface Transportation...

Compact & Electrified Cities Have the Potential to Massively Reduce Emissions

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