5 FAST Act Takeaways: What it Means for Transit

Although it is the first long-term surface transportation bill since SAFTEA-LU expired in 2009, which will give the industry a sense of security when planning, it still didn’t solve the most pressing issue — finding a sustainable funding mechanism.   

Industry stability, new vehicles highlight UMA Expo 2016

Focusing on growth both in business and as an industry, the United Motorcoach Association’s (UMA) Expo 2016 fueled operators with the latest trends and celebrated key legislative victories.

New round of TIGER grants makes $500M available to transit agencies

Like the first seven rounds, grants will fund capital investments in surface transportation infrastructure and will be awarded on a competitive basis for projects that will have a significant impact on the nation, a metropolitan area or a region.

Kevin Desmond to lead Vancouver's Translink

During his tenure, Metro Transit launched light rail and streetcar service, several bus rapid transit lines, grew transit ridership by 44%, and rolled out the ORCA Card – much like TransLink’s Compass Card.

OC Streetcar receives $125M federal funding boost

Funding identified in President Obama’s 2016-17 budget for 4.1-mile Santa Ana/Garden Grove project.

Foxx unveils $98B budget to expand safe, clean transportation options

The budget reflects an ambitious 30-year vision for the U.S. DOT to take the U.S. “Beyond Traffic,” toward a transportation network that matches the changing geography of where people live and work and fosters innovation and adapts to evolving technology.

South Phoenix rail extension on track to launch a decade early

The planned extension will be the first project to get a boost from the city's Transportation 2050 program, which raised sales taxes to fund bus, street and light-rail improvements.

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