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Background. Congress Enacted MAP-21 in July, 2012 MAP-21 Authorizes Transit/Highway programs through September 2014 $10.6/$10.7 BILLION in 2013/2014 Extends Dedicated Taxes through 2016 Asset Management/Performance Measures/ Safety Plans. Other Legislative Issues. Appropriations and Budget

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background
Background
  • Congress Enacted MAP-21 in July, 2012
  • MAP-21 Authorizes Transit/Highway programs through September 2014
  • $10.6/$10.7 BILLION in 2013/2014
  • Extends Dedicated Taxes through 2016
  • Asset Management/Performance Measures/ Safety Plans
other legislative issues
Other Legislative Issues
  • Appropriations and Budget
  • Tax Bills – Trust Fund Financing; Commuter Benefits; Alt Fuel Tax Credits for Transit; Muni Bonds; TIFIA
  • Commuter Rail Issues – Positive Train Control, Labor Standards, Safety Regulation
  • High-Speed Intercity Passenger Rail
  • Stimulus, Disaster Bills & Grand Bargains
  • Buy America/Bus Axle Weight/Labor Law/CMAQ
  • Climate Change/Highway Laws/Sustainability
  • Implementing Regulations for Legislation
apta process and you
APTA Process and You
  • Legislative Process and Triage
  • APTA Policy Making Process
  • Context and Coalition Politics
  • APTA Members – APTA Staff
  • Questions and Comments?
authorization task force issues
Authorization Task Force & Issues
  • Task Force of Legislative Committee
  • Restore Bus/Facility Funding & Discretion
  • Grow Program & Increase Dedicated Funding
  • High-Speed & Intercity Rail Principles
  • Formula Programs: JARC, E&D, High Density, STIC
  • New Starts & SOGR
  • Research & Workforce Development
  • Transit Safety Program/Performance Measures/Asset Management
advocacy legislation
Advocacy & Legislation
  • Get to Know U.S. Senators and Representatives
  • Support Advocacy Efforts by Agency
  • Encourage Involvement in Policy Process
  • Make the Case for Transit Investment & Benefits
  • Work with Local Coalitions
  • Understand Industry Goals and Objectives
  • Recognize and Work with Legislative Obstacles that Appear Unrelated to Agenda
  • Urge Congress to Dedicate Funding to Transportation
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