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Despite federal uncertainty, N.C. light rail project optimistic about funding

Rail| March 20, 2018

Half of the Durham-Orange light rail’s cost — totaling over a billion dollars — is expected to come from the federal government.

APTA urges increase in public transit TIGER grants

Government Issues| March 14, 2018

Only 3.6% of the TIGER grants that were recently announced went to public transit projects, representing a significant decrease in public transit TIGER grants.

February 12, 2018

We consistently ask the wrong questions about transit investment

"Public transit wastes my money." This is a fairly common argument to encounter when discussing public transportation. It’s easy to say this when looking at delays, faulty service, or drab trains and buses.

Government Issues| February 12, 2018

President releases $1.5 trillion infrastructure plan

Allocates $100 billion for a grant competition with preference given to applicants that raise revenue such as taxes, fees or tolls, and would limit federal help to 20% of new money generated.

Government Issues| February 7, 2018

Trump budget reportedly cuts $150M in WMATA funding

Federal officials argue the decade-long program in the 2008 Passenger Rail Investment and Improvement Act expired with the fiscal year that began in July 2017, even though that interpretation leaves WMATA with $150 million less than pledged under the bill.

Accessibility| November 27, 2017

Chatham Area Transit to overhaul paratransit service

Agency is adding more staff and vehicles to its fleet.

Rail| November 17, 2017

Metra breaks ground on 136-year-old bridge replacement

The bridge is situated over the Fox River along the Milwaukee District West Lake in Elgin, Ill.

Rail| September 27, 2017

High-Speed Rail: At a Crossroads

Major corridor programs — such as California High-Speed Rail and the Northeast Corridor — are actively advancing visionary futures for public transportation. Yet, future federal funding for HSR remains clouded in the complexities of the federal appropriations process.

Rail| August 23, 2017

Feds intend to greenlight funding for Md.'s Purple Line

The 16-mile light-rail line, which will run through Montgomery and Prince George’s counties, will connect to Metrorail lines, MARC, Amtrak, and local bus services.

Rail| August 9, 2017

Despite funding issues, projections good for Las Vegas/SoCal HSR

XpressWest could draw about 21% of the total travel market by 2024 and 27% of the market by 2050.


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