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Posts Tagged ‘MAP-21’

Where Do We Go From Here?

Tuesday, December 11th, 2012

Innovation NewsBriefs
Vol. 23, No. 32
At a post-election analysis of federal transportation policy convened by the Bipartisan Policy Center and the Eno Center for Transportation on November 30, a panel of transportation insiders touched upon a variety of familiar questions. Is an increase in the gasoline tax truly off the table? Should it be?

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Transportation Infrastructure in the Post MAP-21 Era

Monday, October 22nd, 2012

Innovation NewsBriefs
Vol. 23, No. 27
Proponents of a more robust level of spending for transportation infrastructure ignore the political realities. With mounting deficits and the shadow of a $16 trillion debt hovering over all fiscal decisions, Congress is not about to vastly increase spending on transportation. Concern about deteriorating infrastructure has failed to resonate with the electorate during the election campaign.

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Warnings of an “Infrastructure Crisis” are Meeting with Skepticism

Tuesday, October 9th, 2012

Innovation NewsBriefs
Vol. 23, No. 26
Is the “infrastructure crisis” a myth or a reality? Many within the transportation community firmly believe that the crisis is real. They point out that many of our roads, bridges and transit systems are approaching the end of their useful life and are badly in need of repair, reconstruction and modernization.

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Five Transportation Stories That Will Shape the Year Ahead

Thursday, September 27th, 2012

Transportation Issues Daily Lloyd Brown has done it again, publishing another must-read story, “Five transportation stories that will shape the year ahead,” that gives us a serious case of envy. Here are the five issues, but you’ll have to read the transportation communication guru’s whole story here to learn why Brown picks these issues. Funding MAP-21 […]

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After the Dust Has Settled… Some Reflections on the New Transportation Law (MAP-21) Update

Wednesday, July 18th, 2012

Innovation NewsBriefsVol. 23, No. 21 (Rev) By a vote of 373-52 in the House and a vote of 74-19 in the Senate, the lawmakers approved a two year reauthorization (October 1, 2012 through September 30, 2014) of the federal surface transportation program, just one day before the program was set to expire on June 30. […]

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After the Dust Has Settled… Some Reflections on the New Transportation Law (MAP-21)

Monday, July 9th, 2012

Innovation NewsBriefsVol. 23, No. 21 By a vote of 373-52 in the House and a vote of 74-19 in the Senate, the lawmakers approved a two-year reauthorization of the federal surface transportation program on June 29, just one day before the program was set to expire. In so doing, Congress passed the first multi-year reauthorization […]

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MAP-21 Annotated – Ferries Funding Reform

Thursday, July 5th, 2012

Transportation Issues Daily The thirty-plus states with public ferry systems will be interested in how MAP-21 significantly reforms ferries funding compared to SAFETEA-LU. It may surprise you to learn that ferries carry more than 100 million passengers annually and operate in over 35 states. They provide a critical transportation option to help ease congestion in […]

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Streetsblog: A New Bill Passes, But America’s Transpo Policy Stays Stuck in 20th Century

Monday, July 2nd, 2012

Written by: Tanya Snyder
The House of Representatives approved the transportation bill conference report this afternoon by a vote of 373 to 52. [UPDATE 4:00 PM: The Senate has also approved the bill, 74-19.] This is a bill that’s been called “a death blow to mass transit” by the Amalgamated Transit Union, “a step backwards for America’s transportation system” by the Rails-to-Trails Conservancy, “a retreat from the goals of sustainability and economic resiliency” by Reconnecting America, “a substantial capitulation” by Transportation for America, and “bad news for biking and walking” by America Bikes.

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Newly approved transportation bill is a clear step backwards — a message from T4 America

Monday, July 2nd, 2012

Written by: Stephen Lee Davis
More than 1,000 days after the last transportation bill expired, Congress finally voted to approve a new transportation bill just moments ago. Unfortunately for those hoping for a bold step into the future, this bill represents a definite step backwards, the last gasp of an outdated 20th century program.

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Taking a Critical Look at the Senate Highway Bill

Monday, June 4th, 2012

Innovation NewsBriefsVol. 23, No. 18Over the last several weeks, members of the House conference committee and their staffs have been poring over  the 1,600-page Senate bill (MAP-21), trying to fathom its complex and sometimes obscure finance and revenue provisions. Lately, a detailed analysis by the staff of the Joint Committee on Taxation  has made the […]

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