From APTA President Bill Millar:
HOUSE AND SENATE APPROPRIATIONS COMMITTEE UPDATE
House and Senate Appropriations Committee staff have begun pre-conference negotiations on the Fiscal Year 2008 Transportation, Treasury, and HUD Appropriations bill, but the timeline for final passage is unclear. The likely scenario is that the legislation will become part of a large Omnibus package sometime after the Thanksgiving recess.
ENERGY LEGISLATION NEGOTIATIONS HAVE BEGUN
Pre-conference negotiations have begun on energy legislation. Both the House and Senate versions of the bills include provisions that would promote public transit use as a means to reduce energy consumption and decrease the nation's dependence on imported oil.
NEW STARTS COMMENTS
APTA will file final comments on FTA's proposed New Starts regulation and the accompanying guidance on November 1, and continue to collect input on the five open rulemakings that remain. To find out more, click HERE.