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Rock Region METRO's Varner announces departure from agency

Management & Operations| July 24, 2017

He will be stepping down to take a regional leadership role within First Transit, an international transit operations, management and consulting firm.

Ballard to supply fuel-cell engines to SunLine Transit fleet

Sustainability| July 20, 2017

The company is partnering with ElDorado National and BAE Systems to deliver five buses to the Palm Desert, Calif.-based agency. 

Government Issues| July 19, 2017

House approves creation of WMATA safety commission

The passage of the resolution giving Congress's consent is now the final piece in creating the commission. However, the federal transit agency will continue to oversee safety until it determines that the new entity is capable of meeting its responsibilities.

Rail| July 17, 2017

FTA, Maryland Transit Administration appeal judge's Purple Line decision

Ruling called for an additional environmental study of the light rail line, despite the fact the project had already been studied and signed-off on by the feds. 

Bus| July 13, 2017

FTA makes $226M in grants available to improve transit bus service

All projects must comply with Buy America regulations, which require that all iron, steel, or manufactured products be produced in the U.S., as well as final assembly of vehicles.

Security and Safety | July 10, 2017

Audit launched to explore how federal PTC funds are being used

The latest data from the FRA shows some rail systems are still lagging, with the technology operational along 27% of freight-rail route miles and 23% of passenger-rail route miles, as of the first three months of this year.

Rail| June 20, 2017

Honolulu legislature to hold special session on rail project funding

The project was expected to cost $5.2 billion just a few years ago but is now estimated to cost as much as $10 billion with financing. The city’s latest figures project a $1.384 billion shortfall from now to 2024.

Security and Safety | June 12, 2017

Publisher's Perspective: Is your state ready for safety oversight?

In the wake of several serious rail accidents, Congress enacted tougher safety oversight requirements of states, with threats of withholding federal funds for both rail and bus transit agencies throughout each entire state that did not comply.

Security and Safety | May 31, 2017

$197M in federal grants awarded for PTC implementation

The FRA was responsible for the selection of the grant recipients, and the FTA will award and administer the grants during Fiscal Year 2017.

Rail| May 23, 2017

OCTA to seek FTA Full Funding Agreement for streetcar project

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.

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