Secretary Foxx tours Orlando BRT project

Posted on February 3, 2014

U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx toured the nearly completed East-West Circulator bus rapid transit (BRT) project in downtown Orlando, Fla. The project will offer free transportation to thousands of hard-working families who need reliable access to Orlando’s major employers, schools, health care facilities and other services.

Secretary Foxx was joined by U.S. Reps. Corinne Brown and Alan Grayson, along with other state and local officials.

The new East-West BRT line, scheduled to open this spring, will connect area residents with several employers, like the Federal Courthouse and the Orange County Health Department, as well as such attractions as the Dr. Phillips Performing Arts Center, the Amway sports center and a new soccer stadium.

The U.S. Department of Transportation is providing approximately $8 million in Federal Transit Administration (FTA) funds toward the $10 million East-West BRT project.

In addition, the U.S. Department of Transportation has committed $178.6 million in FTA New Starts funding for construction of the first phase of the SunRail commuter rail project and $13 million in Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery funding for construction of a third BRT line to link the Parramore neighborhood — one of Orlando’s lowest-income neighborhoods — to other rapid bus and commuter rail service.

Construction of the Parramore BRT line is expected to begin this spring.

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

More News

El Paso receives first of 6 restored vintage streetcars

The 1937 Presidents' Conference Committee streetcars will be put into service for the first time since 1974.

DART to add 82 New Flyer CNG buses

The contract, which supports new services beginning in spring 2019, includes 41 firm orders with options to purchase an additional 41 CNG 40-foot, heavy-duty vehicles.

NY MTA unveils 'first-of-its-kind' bus performance dashboard

The data on the bus performance dashboard is based on farebox, GPS, and other information and can be filtered by borough; types of service, such as local/limited, express, or Select Bus Service; and time periods, such as weekday peak or off-peak hours.

New Flyer to deliver 8 CNG buses for BC Transit

BC Transit connects over 52.3 million customers in partnership with 59 local governments across 130 communities in the British Columbia province every year.

Nova Bus names new VP for North American Sales

In his 25 years of experience, Ray Little has held several executive-level positions at the firms where he has worked.

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



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