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Santa Cruz Metro Joins National Transit Coalition

Getting America To Work Grows to 105 Members

July 13, 2015

Georgia Transit Association Joins Getting America To Work

Getting America To Work (GATW) today announced that the Georgia Transit Association (GTA) has become the 100th organization to join the coalition since its establishment in March 2013.

November 06, 2014

Conference Of Minority Transportation Officials (COMTO) Joins Getting America To Work

Getting America to Work announced today that the Conference Of Minority Transportation Officials (COMTO) has joined its growing coalition.

October 24, 2014

House Votes on Bill to Fund Transit, National Coalition Calls for Longer Term Solution

Washington D.C. (July 15, 2014) - The House today voted on a bill to fix the Highway Trust Fund shortfall by raising $11 billion to continue funding the current federal transportation law, MAP-21, to May 2015.

July 17, 2014

Virginia Railway Express CEO Doug Allen Named to Getting America to Work Advisory Board

Washington D.C. (June 2, 2014) - Virginia Railway Express (VRE) CEO Doug Allen has joined the Advisory Board of the Getting America to Work (GATW) coalition.

June 02, 2014

Virginia Railway Express Joins National Coalition for Increased Federal Investment in Transit

Getting America to Work Coalition Grows to 90 Members Across 17 States

April 15, 2014

Transportation Leaders and Lawmakers Discuss Transit Funding Options

Congressional Public Transportation Caucus Examines Proposals to Meet 21st Century Transit Needs

April 03, 2014

Getting America to Work Applauds Senate Decision on Transit Parity Legislation

Senate Finance Committee Leadership includes Transit Benefit Provision in Draft Tax Extenders Bill

April 01, 2014

Transportation Industry Leaders Join Forces at DC Conference in Advance of Critical Funding Deadline

Washington, D.C. (March 10, 2014) – Transportation industry leaders and agencies from across the country met at the annual APTA conference in Washington, D.C. today to discuss the dire state of transportation infrastructure...

March 10, 2014

Congresswoman Duckworth Calls for Transit Benefits to be Restored in Schaumburg

Washington DC (January 24, 2014) - Congresswoman Tammy Duckworth (IL-08) met with commuters at the Schaumburg Metra station to raise awareness about the transit tax benefits that were cut on January 1st.

January 27, 2014

Transportation Leaders Ramp Up Efforts in Washington, DC to Increase Investment in Transit Infrastructure

Transportation leaders from across the country met today in Chicago, IL for an update on the current activities in Washington, DC to address the nearly $80 billion spending backlog needed to bring the country’s transit systems into a state of good repair.

September 30, 2013

Coalition Supporting Federal Funding for Transit Grows to Over 80 Members

Getting America To Work adds 10 new members, Continues to Grow and Increase Its Efforts to Secure Critical Funding for Transit Projects

September 17, 2013

Reps. Lipinski and Grimm Launch Congressional Caucus Promoting Public Transportation

Reps. Lipinski and Grimm Launch Congressional Caucus Promoting Public Transportation

May 23, 2013

The nation's public transportation infrastructure receives "D" grade which shows urgent need for investment

The American Society of Civil Engineers Releases Grades for America’s Infrastructure

March 19, 2013

Home Values Performed 41 Percent Better When Located Near Public Transportation During Recession

Location, location, location near public transportation may be the new real-estate mantra according to a new study released today by the American Public Transportation Association (APTA) and the National Association of Realtors® (NAR).

March 21, 2013

Transportation Leaders Launch Nationwide Coalition for Increased Investment in Transit Infrastructure to Address $78 Billion Backlog

March 11, 2013

New Study Shows Rush-Hour Congestion Worsening in Cities Across the Country

As traffic congestion continues to worsen, the time required for a given trip becomes more unpredictable, and researchers now have a way to measure that degree of unreliability, introduced for the first time as part of the annual Urban Mobility Report

February 05, 2013

Alert: Fiscal Cliff Negotiations Threaten Transit's Future

Congress and the President announced they may limit municipal bond interest’s tax-free status. These bonds are the central way transit systems raise funds to repair, upgrade and expand their infrastructure and vehicles.

December 17, 2012

Chicagoland Business Leaders Call For Increased Transit Investment

CHICAGO, IL (9/27/12) – Members of the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce (CCOC) met with Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) Executive Director Joseph Costello to discuss the crucial need for increased capital investment...

September 27, 2012

New Study Shows Failure to Invest in Transit Could Derail Chicago Economy

CHICAGO – The deterioration of Chicago’s public transit system could wreak havoc on the region’s economy if adequate investments aren’t made soon, according to a new study released today by the Illinois Chamber of Commerce.

December 10, 2012

Chicago-Area Transit System Needs Increased Capital Investment

Chicago (July 13, 2012) –Members of the Metropolitan Mayors and Managers Caucus heard this week from Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) Executive Director, Joseph Costello, about the critical need for further capital investment in the region's...

July 13, 2012

Congress Takes Critical Step in Supporting Transit With Final Federal Transportation Bill Language

Chicago (June 28, 2012) – The Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) released the following statement in response to final language released by the U.S. House and Senate conference committee on H.R.4348 (MAP-21) – legislation federally...

June 28, 2012

Durbin, Costello Support Final Transportation Bill

[WASHINGTON, D.C.] - U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) and U.S. Congressman Jerry Costello (D-IL) today voted for H.R. 4348, the Surface Transportation Extension Act of 2012. Durbin and Costello were the only conferees from Illinois helping to...

June 29, 2012

Hultgren Bill Passes House in Final Transportation Package

WASHINGTON -- Today the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 4348, a new investment in our national surface transportation programs, by a bipartisan vote of 373-52.

June 29, 2012

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