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Congress Passes Highway Funding Patch

Friday, August 1, 2014

Hours before the Highway Trust Fund was due to run out, Congress passed legislation Thursday to extend federal funding for highway and transit construction through May 2015, avoiding thousands of layoffs and a lapse in infrastructure projects nationwide. Because it helps to ensure opportunity for all Americans, affordable and accessible transportation is a critical civil … Read More

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House Committee Hearing Signals Movement Toward New Transportation Bill

Thursday, January 23, 2014

The House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure held its first hearing of the year on January 14. The hearing, titled “Building the Foundation for Surface Transportation Reauthorization,” was an important step for the committee charged with developing a new long-term bill to fund our nation’s surface transportation programs since the last bill, MAP-21, expires at … Read More

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Senate Advances Surface Transportation Bill with Bipartisan Support

Thursday, March 15, 2012

With strong bi-partisan support, the U.S. Senate yesterday voted 74-22 to pass Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century (MAP-21), a federal surface transportation authorization bill that provides $109 billion over two years for investments in highways, transit, safety, and other programs. Among other provisions, the bill restores a tax benefit that will allow … Read More

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House Committee Votes to Cut Dedicated Funding for Federal Transit Programs

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Over the opposition of state transportation departments, the National Urban League, Transportation for America, the American Public Transportation Association, and a diverse coalition of other organizations, the House Ways and Means Committee today passed a bill that would strip dedicated funding for public transportation. The move cast aside a 30-year history of providing dedicated funding … Read More

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Congress Lets Mass Transit Tax Benefit Expire

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Due to inaction by Congress before leaving for the holidays, the amount of tax-exempt money that mass transit commuters can apply toward transportation costs will be cut in half to approximately $125 per month. As a result, the tax-exemption for parking costs, at $240, will now be nearly double the mass transit commuter benefit. The … Read More

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