Amtrak Advocates Press Congress for Greater Funding
- Congressional Panels Criticize Plans to Cut Amtrak Funding. Sanchez, Humberto // Bond Buyer;2/9/2007, Vol. 359 Issue 32565, p5
The article reports that two congressional panels have criticized a fiscal 2008 White House Proposal to cut funding for Amtrak to $900 million in the U.S. Amtrak would receive $800 million, including $300 million for operating costs and $500 million for infrastructure. The plan also calls for an...
- Alaska Railroad's Market Premiere to Feature $76M in Debt With Rare Backing. Saskal, Rich // Bond Buyer;8/3/2006, Vol. 358 Issue 32437, p4
The article reports on the Alaska Railroad Corp.'s issuance of $76 million in capital grant receipts bonds secured by federal transit grants. The railroad has received earmarked federal grants since 1996. Alaska Railroad Corp. chief financial officer Bill O'Leary describes the structure of the...
- TfL backs ï¿½385m Thames bridge. // Public Private Finance;Apr2004, Issue 82, p8
Reports on the Transport of London's support to plans to build a six-lane bridge over the Thames in east London, England through a private finance initiative. Construction cost; Government's efforts to regenerate the Thames Gateway.
- President, Congress closer together on highway funding level. Hernan, Patrick // Pit & Quarry;Mar2005, Vol. 97 Issue 9, p136
Comments on the renewed negotiations between the White House and Congress over a replacement package for TEA-21. Funding for highway, transit and safety programs under United States President George W. Bush's fiscal year 2006 budget proposal; Funding increase for the Safe, Accountable, Flexible,...
- Rising costs threaten transportation projects. Roberts, Deon // New Orleans CityBusiness (1994 to 2008);2/6/2006, Vol. 26 Issue 31, p7
The article reports on the concern of transportation officials on the funding of Heuy P. Long Bridge and other major transportation projects due to higher construction and labor cost in Louisiana. Some of the projects of the Department of Transportation and Development were postponed due to the...
- Citizens Oversight Group Ensures Promises Made To Voters Are Kept. Sundstrom, David E. // Orange County Business Journal;11/28/2005, Vol. 28 Issue 48, pB45
The article presents information about the Measure M funding plan which is a package of transportation improvements promised to voters in Orange County, California in 1990. The Measure M Citizens Oversight Committee (COC) meets regularly through the year to audit financial allocations and...
- Four-Year, 9.5-Cent Gasoline Tax Increase Looms in Washington State. Kelemen, Jasmina // Bond Buyer;4/13/2005, Vol. 352 Issue 32110, p7
Highlights the proposed transportation budget by the U.S. House. Claim that the plan relies on a gasoline tax increase and higher vehicle weight fees to provide funds for statewide transportation projects; Comparison with the Senate's budget proposal; Opposition of Republicans to raising taxes.
- D.C.-Area Officials Pledge to Find Dedicated Transit Funding Source. Sanchez, Humberto // Bond Buyer;10/4/2005, Vol. 354 Issue 32231, p3
Reports that transportation officials representing Virginia, Maryland, and the District of Columbia, and the national capital area's local government had signed off on an agreement to work together to try to provide a dedicated funding source to the region's transit system. Terms of the...
- Port searches for funding to expand cruise ship infrastructure. Boyer, Ellen // New Orleans CityBusiness (1994 to 2008);5/3/2004, Vol. 24 Issue 45, p5
Reports on the Port of New Orleans' need for additional funding to expand its cruise ship infrastructure. Growth of the Port; Cruise capacity of the Port's Julia Street terminals; Expected cruise passengers in 2004; Funds already secured as of May 2004.