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‘Precarious’ Transit Workforce Needs Data, Research to Help Fill the Void

| November 7, 2017

As experienced workers retire, the pool of people to hire away has dried up. In recent years, it has become clear that talent needs to be developed rather than poached.

FTA announces $14.7 million project to improve U.S. transit

Management & Operations| October 11, 2016

The transit agencies whose planning projects were selected include Santa Clara VTA, RTD Denver, and the cities of Phoenix and Milwaukee.

Bus| December 8, 2015

JTA receives $19.1M fed grant for First Coast Flyer BRT corridor

The 11.1-mile Southeast Corridor is the third segment of a five-phased First Coast Flyer™ system planned for the Jacksonville area.

Rail| May 21, 2014

SORTA transfers fed rail funds to streetcar project

Will apply $268,278 of its remaining funding from a federal grant to the Cincinnati Streetcar. The money is left over from a $876,762 rail-related grant that was awarded to the agency in 1996 that must be used or would be forfeited and no other regional projects qualify for the funds.
Bus| May 13, 2014

New Colo. BRT route to provide better job access

Fort Collins, Colo.-based Transfort’s MAX route serves 12 new stations along the Mason Corridor, where roughly 60% of all Fort Collins jobs are located. FTA funded $69.5 million, or 80%, of the total $87 million project.
Bus| March 21, 2014

RIPTA receives $1.6M in Sandy funds

Will use the funds to improve passenger protection and reduce flooding at the Newport Gateway Center, one of the agency’s major transit hubs. The facility’s tent-like sails, which were designed to protect riders from sun and rain, were severely damaged by the superstorm in October 2012.
Rail| February 20, 2014

L.A. awarded nearly $900M in light rail funds

The project will reconfigure Metro's three existing light rail lines into two lines, eliminating the need for riders to transfer from light rail to the subway system lines and back.
Rail| December 6, 2013

Utah opens first segment of $55M streetcar

The Sugar House Streetcar project complements Utah Transit Authority’s FrontLines 2015 Program — a roughly $2.5-billion effort to build 70 miles of rail in seven years. The project was funded in part by a $26 million TIGER grant.
Bus| November 26, 2013

Baltimore breaks ground on $140M bus facility

Will replace the Maryland Transit Administration’s aging Kirk Avenue bus maintenance garage, which was built in 1947. The new facility will include two energy-efficient buildings that allow for improved maintenance and storage of approximately 175 buses.
Bus| November 15, 2013

Mississippi opens $4M regional transit center

The Natchez Regional Transit Center and Maintenance Facility will serve as a regional passenger transfer hub for the Natchez Transit System. The FTA provided approximately $3.8 million, with the majority of funds coming from ARRA, while the City of Natchez and Mississippi Department of Transportation covered the rest of the costs.
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