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OCTA to seek FTA Full Funding Agreement for streetcar project

Rail| May 23, 2017

The project is expected to cost approximately $299.3 million, with other funding coming from state cap-and-trade funding, other federal and local funding.

FTA approves Caltrain FFGA for corridor electrification project

Government Issues| May 22, 2017

With the Caltrain project having met all of the statutory requirements, the FTA intends to sign the FFGA and intends to allocate the FY 2017 Congressionally-appropriated funds to the project in its upcoming apportionments notice.

Government Issues| May 4, 2017

Profile: Norm Mineta, Former Secretary of Transportation

The searchlights were going back and forth over his body, scanning the barracks as Norm Mineta slept. It was the middle of 1942, and Norm was ten years old, sleeping on a mattress stuffed with hay...

Sustainability| May 2, 2017

FTA makes $55M available through Low-No Bus Program

Projects will be evaluated by criteria defined in federal law and in the Notice of Funding Opportunity, including the applicant’s demonstration of need and the project’s anticipated reductions in energy consumption compared to standard buses.

Management & Operations| April 20, 2017

FTA taps nonprofit to lead mobility-on-demand innovation project

The initiative, which will be lead by the Shared-Use Mobility Center, will focus on helping recipients of FTA’s Mobility On Demand Sandbox program funding demonstrate innovative transportation solutions in 11 cities across the U.S.

Sustainability| April 20, 2017

BYD delivers 3 electric buses to Md. transit agency

A cutting-edge inductive charging station will be installed on Howard County Transit's Green Line in downtown Columbia, Md., one of America’s most successful planned communities.

Bus| March 28, 2017

Vicinity buses to be manufactured in Atlanta

Alliance Bus Group, Grande West's exclusive U.S. distributor, will produce Buy America-compliant Vicinity buses for sale to U.S. transit authorities.

Government Issues| March 22, 2017

Minn. legislators write letter asking feds to deny $900M in rail funding

Even though cities spanning the proposed 14-mile Southwest Corridor light rail line have signed off, the legislators opposing the project say there are too many legal and financial uncertainties, as well as ridership questions for it to move forward.

Government Issues| March 20, 2017

Calif. transit leaders denounce Trump's crippling cuts to transportation

Budget cuts are achieved by zeroing out federal support for Amtrak’s long-distance train services, limiting federal funding for the FTA’s Capital Investment Program to projects with an existing FFGA, and eliminating funding for the TIGER discretionary grant program.

Rail| March 20, 2017

CATS shelves plans to expand light rail system to 3-car trains

Three years ago, CATS started the process to lengthen the old stations so they could handle longer trains. The city spent roughly $17 million lengthening four stations, leaving 11 more stations to be lengthened a few at a time.

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