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Congress’s transportation problems (and projects)

Congress’s transportation problems (and projects)

| March 17, 2015

Congress is currently facing a tempest of transportation issues. First and foremost is the impending budget deadline, fast approaching on May 31, but there are other looming problems and projects, too, including regulatory agency vacancies that are drawing attention to transportation safety, as well as renewed efforts to reinstate Amtrak service between New Orleans and […]

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Sen. Boxer (D-CA) speaks out on highway fund

Sen. Boxer (D-CA) speaks out on highway fund

| October 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

Senator Barbara Boxer, Democrat of California, announced in a recent letter that salvaging the Highway Trust Fund is a major focus of her office, reports the blog Better Roads. Boxer, in a letter addressed to Congressman Dave Camp, Chairman of the House Committee on Ways and Means, and Congressman Sander Levin, reads, “Although Congress passed […]

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Tax subsidies for mass transit riders shrink in 2014

Tax subsidies for mass transit riders shrink in 2014

| January 13, 2014 | 0 Comments

December is over, and pocketbooks should be regaining their former heft as the costs typically associated with the holidays expire. Not so for mass-transit riders. Before 2013 ended, Congress shrank the allowed amount of pre-tax income that employers could set aside for staff who commute to work on public transit. The drop from $245 to […]

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Politicians ignoring parking tickets

Politicians ignoring parking tickets

| October 15, 2013 | 0 Comments

No one likes to get a parking ticket and we all do our bit to avoid it one way or another. Politicians and judges often try to get away from paying their parking fines and dodge the law by using their position. All’s well when they succeed, but it can prove embarrassing if the police […]

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