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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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