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Amtrak to Face Steep Budget Cuts and Potential Restructuring

On Monday, a plan devised by President Bush to restructure Amtrak (the national passenger-train service) was delivered to Congress. Predicated on the idea that Amtrak can compete in a competitive marketplace (despite the fact that the for-profit federally subsidized corporation has never turned a profit), the plan states that over the next six years Amtrak will become three companies, the federal...
American Public Transportation Association

Founded in 1882, the American Public Transportation Association (APTA) works to "serve the public interest by providing safe, efficient and economical transit services." Their members include public bus, rapid transit, and commuter rail systems, along with various private organizations that provide support services for these systems. First-time visitors to the site may wish to look over some of...
Northwestern University Transportation Center

Established by a range of industry representatives in 1954, the Northwestern University Transportation Center (NUTC) was the first university transportation center is the United States. They perform a wide range of research studies, along with offering resources for the press and the general public. First-time visitors can check out their in-house newsletter Compass on the homepage, look over...
Mileage-Based User Fees for Transportation Funding

Transit analysts and public policy folks will find much to enjoy in this 36-page report published by the RAND Corporation. The primer concerns itself with "promising and innovative mileage fee system designs and transition strategies." The first section of the report is titled, Why Mileage Fees, and Why Now? The idea is that user fees along highways and other roadways will help sustain future...