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Building America’s Future urges Congress to include infrastructure in next

[ad_1] Public Domain 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 fifth COVID-19 response package to address the health, financial, and economic wreckage […]Read More

APTA provides briefing to T&I Committee – Government Issues

[ad_1] The American Public Transportation Association (APTA) hosted a congressional briefing for the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure. APTA President/CEO Paul P. Skoutelas discussed with the Committee, virtually, how the public transportation industry is coping with the COVID-19 pandemic and that additional aid will be needed now and for the future. “This crisis has […]Read More

OLI awards grants for rail safety public awareness campaigns –

[ad_1] Operation Lifesaver Inc. (OLI), in partnership with the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA), announced that $200,525 in grants will be awarded to 15 state Operation Lifesaver programs for a variety of rail crossing safety and trespass prevention public education projects, many of which will be conducted in conjunction with the nonprofit safety group’s observance of […]Read More

Legislators urge President to support motorcoach industry amid COVID-19 –

[ad_1] The Economic Stabilization and Assistance to Severely Distressed Sectors of the U.S. Economy program allocates $454 billion to help struggling companies, such as those in the motorcoach industry. DC Trails House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Richard E. Neal (D-MA) and House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman Peter A. DeFazio (D-OR) requested Department of […]Read More

Call to Defund WHO Debated

[ad_1] April 16, 2020 — Critics are denouncing U.S. President Donald Trump’s announcement that he’s halting U.S. funding for the World Health Organization while a review is conducted into the organization’s early response to the coronavirus pandemic. On Tuesday, Trump accused the WHO of “severely mismanaging and covering up” the initial outbreak in […]Read More

FRA makes $1B available for Amtrak in response to COVID-19

[ad_1] Amtrak has experienced an unprecedented decline of over 90% in ridership in recent weeks as well as a decline in future ticket purchases for the coming months, and has pulled certain routes out of service. Amtrak The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) is making over $1 billion available to the National Railroad Passenger Corp. (Amtrak) […]Read More

Canada’s TransLink seeking emergency funding – Management & Operations

[ad_1] TransLink has been deemed an essential service by the Provincial Government during the COVID-19 pandemic. TransLink Canada’s TransLink is seeking emergency relief funding from the Federal and Provincial Governments to offset losses incurred for providing essential transit services during the pandemic. Without emergency funding, Metro Vancouver commuters are set to see unprecedented cuts to […]Read More