Friday, November 2, 2007

Legislative Update, Week of 10/29

Climate Change! Earlier this week, the Senate Environment and Public Works subcommittee on private sector and consumer solutions to global warming and wildlife protection marked-up S.2191, America's Climate Security Act of 2007. The Lieberman/Warner bill includes suggestions for nine categories to which states can provide funding to meet the goal of reducing greenhouse gases. Public transportation has been named as one of the nine. The bill, with amendments, passed out of the subcommittee by a 4-3 vote and will be reviewed by the full EPW committee in mid-November.

Disabled Access: Earlier this week, the House Transportation & Infrastructure committee approved HR. 3985, a bill that authorizes the revocation of operating licenses of commercial buses not complying with federal accessibility regulations for the disabled.

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