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[Video] Altoona Testing Updates with FTA's Marcel Belanger

Bus| October 5, 2017

The FTA's Marcel Belanger and his team discussed changes to the administration's Altoona Testing bus program at BusCon 2017.

U.S. DOT awards funds to Puerto Rico for Hurricane Maria repairs

Government Issues| October 3, 2017

As of Sept. 22, FTA has awarded $8.4 million in critical grant funding to Puerto Rico to support their transit systems on the island as part of the Department's efforts.

Sustainability| September 26, 2017

New Minn. Metro Transit BRT line to include New Flyer electric buses

The buses will be among the first 60-foot battery-electric articulated buses put into service in the U.S.

Rail| September 20, 2017

Honolulu officials submit new light rail plan to FTA

The total project cost included in the new plan remains at $8.165 billion for capital costs exclusive of finance charges, with full revenue service scheduled for December 2025.

September 20, 2017

The Transit Industry's Workforce Challenge is Still Real

Where are we today with the great anticipated retirement wave? It looks like it may finally be starting, if not fully underway. It seems at least a couple times each month we here of a transit CEO who is retiring, technical staff who are leaving, and the difficulty in filling maintenance and operations positions with skilled workers for those who have retired.

Sustainability| September 18, 2017

FTA awards $55M in Low-No bus grants

Projects were selected on a competitive basis using evaluation criteria outlined in the Notice of Funding Opportunity, such as community needs, project benefits, and local technical and financial capacity.

Sustainability| September 7, 2017

Clemson Area Transit adds second fleet of Proterra battery-electric buses

Since the fleet debuted, the Seneca Proterra buses have received 27,950 charges, traveled more than 520,000 miles, and eliminated over 2,848,600 pounds of greenhouse gases — equivalent to planting 59,348 trees.

Security and Safety | September 5, 2017

Amtrak to equip 310 locomotives with PTC

The equipment will be installed on Amtrak-owned diesel locomotives that primarily operate on national Amtrak network and state-sponsored routes in the east and midwest.

Security and Safety | September 1, 2017

NTSB: Equip all rail transit vehicles with inward- and outward-facing cameras

The recorders must be easily accessible to review, with appropriate limitations on public release, for accident investigation and as a tool to improve operational safety.

Security and Safety | August 30, 2017

Ohio first to attain FTA State Safety Oversight certification

If a state fails to meet the deadline, the FTA is prohibited by federal law from obligating any funds to public transportation agencies throughout that state until certification is achieved.

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