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What is the Transit Benefit?

The Transit Benefit is an employer provided benefit designed to encourage employees to leave their personal vehicles at home and choose to use vanpools, commuter rail, commuter bus or other forms of mass transit for their home-to-work-to-home commute.

Updated: Thursday, April 6, 2017

Mass Transit Flu

The guidelines serve as a non-prescriptive reference for owner-operators and a practical tool that contingency planners can use to augment and tailor their existing emergency response plans given the unique challenges a pandemic influenza presents. It is important to integrate this influenza pandemic planning with your organization’s existing business continuity and emergency response plans and/or the CIKR Pandemic Influenza Guide’s comprehensive framework for influenza pandemic catastrophic planning. This annex addresses the major challenges the Mass Transit Sub-Sector may face and should assess in its pandemic influenza planning within the seven key areas of vulnerability highlighted in blue boxes in the Guideline.

U.S. Department of Transportation Approves $280 Million Infrastructure Loan to Build Denver’s Eagle P3 Commuter Rail Line

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood today announced a federal loan of up to $280 million to advance construction on the 30-mile Eagle P3 commuter rail project, which will significantly expand transportation choices in the greater Denver area.

Updated: Friday, February 27, 2015

U.S. Transportation Deputy Secretary Porcari Announces Agreement to Bring Intercity Bus Service to Union Station

U.S. Transportation Deputy Secretary John Porcari today announced that the Union Station Redevelopment Corporation (USRC) has reached an agreement with Greyhound, Bolt Bus, Megabus and Washington Deluxe to relocate their services to Union Station.  The new agreement will enable passengers to board and disembark from the safe, weather-protected Union Station bus deck, improve access to other transportation and retail options available at Union Station and reduce congestion in the District by moving buses off of busy city streets.

Updated: Friday, February 27, 2015

Secretary LaHood Breaks Ground on $49 Million Port of Miami Intermodal and Rail Reconnection Project

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood joined federal, state and local leaders today to break ground on the Port of Miami Intermodal and Rail Reconnection Project. The $49 million project received $22 million in 2010 from the Department’s TIGER (Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery) grant program.

Updated: Thursday, April 19, 2012
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