Bus

FTA tabs $450,000 for Cape Cod transit improvements

Posted on June 15, 2010

Bicyclists on the Cape Cod National Seashore are among those who will benefit from recently announced “Transit in Parks” grants, Federal Transit Administrator Peter Rogoff said on Monday. In a stop at the park, Rogoff highlighted two U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Transit Administration (FTA) grants totaling $450,000 that will lead to National Seashore transit improvements and a study of future Cape Cod transit needs.

 

Rogoff was joined by Congressman William Delahunt, officials of the Cape Cod Regional Transit Authority, Cape Cod National Seashore and Cape Cod Commission in touting the success of the Paul S. Sarbanes Transit in Parks Program, which funds public transportation within national parks, forests and wildlife refuges.

 

A grant for $250,000 to Cape Cod Regional Transit Authority (CCRTA) will be used to make improvements that will benefit bicyclists, including the purchase of vans equipped with trailers to transport riders and their bikes throughout the park. Separately, a grant for $200,000 to the Cape Cod Commission will be used to update Cape Cod's five-year transit plan and to develop strategies to meet those needs. 

 

Congress established the Transit in Parks program to help protect national parks and federal lands and to enhance the experience of the millions of visitors to these parks. 

 

This year, the program received $24.8 million for 46 projects, including grants for new diesel buses at Yosemite National Park, ferry improvements at Florida’s Gulf Island National Seashore, visitor shuttle buses for Mount Rainier National Park and bus stop improvements in Arcadia National Park in Maine. A complete list of projects and their descriptions can be found at Transit in Parks Summaries.

 

Administered by the FTA in partnership with the Department of the Interior and the Forest Service, Transit in Parks funds capital and planning expenses for alternative transportation systems, such as shuttle buses and bicycle trails in national parks and public lands. The goals of the program are to conserve natural, historical and cultural resources, and reduce congestion and pollution.

 

View comments or post a comment on this story. (0 Comments)

More News

New Flyer, King County Metro celebrate 10,000th Xcelsior bus

The artic is propelled by low-emission, hybrid technologies that reduce air pollution and help evolve KCM’s transit bus fleet with lower emission solutions.

Electric bus sales to surge even faster than EVs, new study says

Sales of electric cars racing to 28%, and those of electric buses to 84%, of their respective global markets by 2030.

Alexander Dennis wins award for excellence in international trade

Recipients were nominated and selected by the Department for International Trade, with the awards presented at a gala in Stirling, Scotland by Dr. Liam Fox, Secretary of State for International Trade and President of the Board of Trade.

San Francisco commits to all-electric bus fleet by 2035

Muni is developing “Green Zones” to test current hybrid vehicles and their ability to run only on battery power.

U. of Colo. to host New Flyer battery-electric bus demo

The event will occur on Friday, May 18 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the university’s Sustainability, Energy, and Environment Complex.

See More News

Post a Comment

Post Comment

Comments (0)

More From The World's Largest Fleet Publisher

Automotive Fleet

The Car and truck fleet and leasing management magazine

Business Fleet

managing 10-50 company vehicles

Fleet Financials

Executive vehicle management

Government Fleet

managing public sector vehicles & equipment

TruckingInfo.com

THE COMMERCIAL TRUCK INDUSTRY’S MOST IN-DEPTH INFORMATION SOURCE

Work Truck Magazine

The number 1 resource for vocational truck fleets

Schoolbus Fleet

Serving school transportation professionals in the U.S. and Canada

LCT Magazine

Global Resource For Limousine and Bus Transportation

Please sign in or register to .    Close