Federal Policy







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With FAST Act, Freight Rail Picking Up Steam

This Thursday, nearly 500 freight rail supporters–from railroad personnel to shippers and suppliers to advocates–will gather for Railroad Day on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. to thank Congress for the progress made on freight  in the FAST Act and…


Metro-North commuters are limited to $130 in pre-tax earnings for monthly transit fares, while commuters who pay for parking can use up to $245. Photos: Joseph Cutrufo/TSTC

Groundhog Day for Pre-Tax Commuter Benefits

We’ve been here before: fighting to make sure our federal tax policy doesn’t encourage people to drive instead of using transit. Federal commuter tax benefits enable commuters to use pre-tax dollars to pay for their commute, and currently…