October 22, 2014

Former U.S. Rep. Oberstar dies

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WASHINGTON – A great friend of organized labor and a leader of transportation infrastructure reformation, former U.S. Rep. Jim Oberstar, died Saturday, May 3. Oberstar, 79, was the former chairperson of the House of Representatives’ Transportation and Infrastructure Committee and was Minnesota’s longest-serving congressman. He was instrumental in securing the commuter rail system in the [...]

Keeping close watch on proposed bus law

By Richard Deiser, Vice President, Bus DepartmentBonnie Morr, Alternate Vice President, Bus Department The Surface Transportation Authorization Act, introduced by House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman Jim Oberstar (D-Minn.), includes provisions of interest to bus operators. The proposed law would: Require interstate motor coach carriers to demonstrate knowledge of safety, accessibility and financial responsibility prior [...]