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Help Save the Transit Benefit

Last week, the White House and House and Senate Republican leadership unveiled a tax reform framework. As a part of tax reform, Congress is considering eliminating the transportation fringe benefit. This benefit provides commuters with tax-free employer provided parking and transit. Eliminating this benefit would impact almost all commuting Americans. Additionally, eliminating this benefit would…

Senate AV START Act

The Senate autonomous vehicles bill was approved by voice vote out of the Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee yesterday. An amendment to include vehicles heavier than 10,000 pounds was withdrawn, but Chairman John Thune (R-SD) has indicated this could still be added later by the full Senate. The National League of Cities, National Association of…

Cutting the Red Tape; USDOT Federal Register Notice

On Monday, NARC attended an event with Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao to discuss regulatory reform and a federal register notice for comments on existing rules and other agency actions that are good candidates for repeal, replacement, suspension, or modification. The presentation included information on USDOT’s vision and background motivation for regulatory reform, and a question…

LOT Coalition Letter Re: Woodall #28

Earlier today, NARC and other local government organizations sent a letter to the House opposing the proposed amendment (Woodall #28) to the Transportation – Housing and Urban Development (THUD) bill, Make America Secure and Prosperous Appropriations Act of 2018 (H.R. 3354). The amendment would: Eliminate the exemption for STBGP and safety programs, making them subject to…

Budget and Appropriations Call Resources

In response to budget and appropriations requests for information, NARC hosted a conference call last week. Both the National Association of Counties (NACo) and National League of Cities (NLC) provided important county and city perspectives during the call. Here are some resources from the call: Call Summary Fast Facts – House Appropriations Fast Facts –…

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