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Feds nix 50/50 plan for Hudson River Tunnel project

Rail| January 3, 2018

A letter from FTA to New York and New Jersey officials said the first phase of the project, estimated at $11 billion, seeks a 50% federal investment that is "considerably higher than much existing precedent for past 'mega projects'" and would deplete the existing grant program.

MBTA lands $100M in fed grant funding for Green Line light rail extension

Rail| December 21, 2017

The grant represents the first installment of CIG Program funding for the GLX after the FTA signed a FFGA with MBTA for the 4.7-mile light rail line from Cambridge to Medford.

Sustainability| December 12, 2017

SunLine adding 5 New Flyer fuel cell-electric Xcelsior buses

In its partnership with CARB, SunLine will be testing one full-year of revenue service, measuring environmental impact and sustainability of the fuel cell-powered heavy-duty transit buses.

Management & Operations| November 30, 2017

How to Maintain a State of Good Repair by Leveraging Asset Management Tools

Agencies are turning to versatile asset management platforms to help streamline their processes and meet requirements, which can both help create peace of mind that the agency is in compliance with federal regulations, as well as launch further proactive efforts.

Management & Operations| November 21, 2017

LA Metro teams to bring shared rides to select train stations

The project will be supported in part by a $1.35 million from Mobility on Demand Sandbox grant from the Federal Transit Administration FTA.

Government Issues| November 20, 2017

Utah becomes 3rd state to obtain federal State Safety Oversight certification

If a state fails to meet the deadline, the FTA is prohibited by law from awarding any new federal transit funds to public transportation agencies within the state until certification is achieved.

Bus| November 9, 2017

Proterra supplies Louisiana's first battery-electric bus fleet

Five Proterra Catalyst E2 vehicles were purchased through the FTA's Low or No-Emission Vehicle Deployment Grant.

November 7, 2017

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

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.

Bus| October 19, 2017

New Flyer opens innovation lab for advanced bus technology

The Vehicle Innovation Center is a state-of-the-art manufacturing lab, featuring virtual reality learning spaces, driving simulators, and other interactive exhibits.

Government Issues| October 12, 2017

Secretary Chao reminds APTA crowd about FTA safety oversight deadline

Federal law requires states with rail transit systems to establish an FTA-certified SSO Program by April 15, 2019 or risk having federal funds to public transportation agencies throughout that state withheld until certification is achieved.

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