Metra names chief safety and environmental officer

The newly created position puts Metra in line with best practices and Federal Transit Administration recommendations and consolidates safety and environmental units under one officer.   

Cleveland RTA's Calabrese named 'Public Official of the Year'

Recognized by Governing Magazine, the Public Officials of the Year program is in its 24th year and honors the most outstanding leaders in state and local government who exemplify the ideals of public service.

FRA releases options to guide future Northeast Corridor investment

The Tier 1 Draft EIS includes alternative visions for investment in the NEC. The visions range from maintaining the current level of investment and service to significant investment that would dramatically increase rail’s role in transportation for the Northeast.

New York to lose $95M in recently passed House transportation bill

The House amendment to eliminate the High Density States Program would funnel the money into the competitive Bus Grant program that every state is eligible for.

House OKs $325B surface transportation bill

Passed by a 363-64 vote, the bill calls for spending $261 billion on highways and $55 billion on transit over six years. As expected, the legislation authorizes highway funding for six years, but only if Congress can come up with a way to pay for the final three years.

71% of transit ballot measures passed

Six of the winning referendums will provide additional revenue to public transportation systems through a new sales tax in the following communities and counties: Fraser, Colo. (62%); Winter Park, Colo. (56%); Davis County, Utah (57%); Tooele County, Utah (51%), Weber County, Utah (57%); and Snohomish County, Wash. (51%).

Mich. Township voters approve transit funding measure

The 10-year, 0.3627-mill transit tax will fund transit services that are a part of TheRide’s Five-Year Transit Improvement Program. The tax will raise approximately $403,000 when first levied.

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