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D.C. Streetcar's Future Uncertain

by Michael Tasselmyer / /

After traffic incidents, funding concerns, and months of delays, plans to operate a streetcar along 37 miles of track through Washington, D.C. may not be realized.


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"Yes" on McClintock Amendment to Passenger Rail Reform Bill

by Nan Swift / /

NTU urges all Representatives to vote "YES" on Representative McClintock's (R-CA) amendment to H.R. 749, the "Passenger Rail Reform and Investment Act of 2015." This amendment would eliminate proposed subsidies for Amtrak's national network and the Northe
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Sunk by Regulation: Alaska Marine Highway Improvement

by Dan Barrett / /

Buy America regulations cause an infrastructure project between Alaska and British Columbia, Canada to be put on hold.
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California Breaks Ground on Boondoggle Bullet Train

by Lee Schalk / /

This week, Governor Jerry Brown succeeded in breaking ground on his beloved bullet train, a project that was sold to taxpayers back in 2008, when voters barely passed a $9.95 billion bond measure to fund it.
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Lift Off: Private Sector Bringing Manned Spaceflight Back to U.S.

by Dan Barrett / /

NASA made a big announcement yesterday that is out of this world: two companies (Boeing and SpaceX) have been selected to ferry humans from earth to the International Space Station (ISS). Boeing has completed all of NASA's testing and will receive $4.2 bi
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10 Bi-Partisan “No-Brainer” Bills Congress Should Pass

by Nan Swift / /

The 113th Congress is about to return from summer recess, and if you believe the hype that this is a "do-nothing" Congress, perhaps you aren't expecting much. Whether that's a fair moniker or not, Congress could do much to dispel it by passing some of the
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