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Transportation and Intrastructure Committee

Public Transit Keeps Stumbling in Congress Despite Major Needs

Federal policies in Congress, which in turn drive policies in states and cities, continue to favor  building highways, and public transit is as beleaguered as ever.

Flying Around the Sequester

After five years and 23 temporary funding measures, air-travel associations hailed the stability that accompanied passage of the 2012 FAA Reauthorization bill. It would have be...

What to Do With the Highway Trust Fund?

Any discussion of the surface-transportation bill in recent years has focused on the Highway Trust Fund, and that dynamic shows no signs of changing anytime soon.

When Lobbying for Infrastructure, Even Unity Is Not Enough

It's not uncommon to find opposite sides of K Street agreeing on the need to spend money on infrastructure. But a united front is not always enough to get what you want.

Sans Earmarks, Bipartisanship Propels Water Bill Forward

Today, the tea party often drives the House GOP's agenda, new members are still learning their way around the Capitol, and earmarks are dead.

Shhhh. Republicans Are Defending Earmarks.

If Congress doesn't earmark money to go somewhere, agencies in the Obama administration will.

Amtrak Riders Up, Subsidies Down

Amtrak's growth trend that has been accompanied by slower increases in its annual budgets.

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