Legislative Alert — Tell FTA to Extend the Buy America Waiver for Mini-vans

Legislative Alert: Minivan Buy America Waiver In May 2016, the FTA issued a partial Buy America waiver for the procurement of minivans used in vanpool programs. Specifically, the notice waived steel content requirements.  FTA did, however, require final assembly in the United States. The waiver is limited to contracts entered before September 30, 2019 or…

Cornell University Hosts ‘Transportation Camp’ Ithica

Tompkins County and Cornell University Transportation and Delivery Services hosted TransportationCamp Ithaca – Technology / Transportation this past weekend in Ithaca, New York. People attended regionally and virtually from across the globe via Zoom and Facebook Live. TransportationCamp was originally organized in 2011 by OpenPlans in New York City as an ‘unconference’ conference in 2014…

Ask Congress to Tell the IRS to Tax Parking Fairly

Section 13304 of ‘Tax Cuts and Jobs Act’ (P.L 115-97) requires employers to add all costs associated with parking and commuter benefits to its tax liability. The IRS has released guidanceand request for comments on how employers are to calculate additional tax liability as a result of parking they provide. This guidance establishes a ‘primary use’…

USF-CUTR Webinar – StarMetro’s Pilot of a Mobile Fare Payment App – August 28 12:00 EDT

Join our friends at the University of South Florida’s Center for Urban Transportation as they host a webinar on Tallahassee’s StarMetro’s pilot of a mobile fare payment app. Connection information From CUTR: StarMetro’s Pilot of a Mobile Fare Payment App   StarMetro, the public transit agency in Tallahassee, Florida, piloted the use of a mobile fare…