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N.J. Transit incentivizes bidding process participation

Rail| February 12, 2009
Bids will be accepted for each of the three tunnel segments, with unsuccessful bidders receiving up to $375,000 for their submissions. The stipend allows agency to retain rights to all submissions.

Growing Business Amidst Economic Downturn Prevailing Theme at UMA Expo

Motorcoach| February 6, 2009
New opportunities created by the Charter Bus Rules were also topics of discussion. Operators were urged to partner with local operators that have historically been looked at as the competition.
Accessibility| February 2, 2009

Chicago Transit taps interim president

Carter steps in for Ron Huberman, who resigned to accept a position as chief executive of the Chicago Public Schools.
Bus| January 29, 2009

Azure Dynamics’ hybrid bus passes Altoona testing

Test qualifies Ford E-450 shuttle buses, built with the Balance Hybrid Electric drive train system, for FTA programs of up to 80 percent funding when purchased by public transit agencies.
Accessibility| January 8, 2009

Will Private Investment in Public Transit Fill the Funding Gap?

Potential benefits to the public transit system include capital cost and schedule savings, greater use of private sector innovation and technology, and the ability to finance all or part of the overall lifecycle costs of the project with private funds.
Bus| January 8, 2009

Transit agencies in financial straits over AIG collapse

Many of the Silo/Lilo deals that AIG insured included buses or railcars, which transit agencies sold to investors, providing a much-needed cash boost.
Accessibility| December 23, 2008

Welbes named new FTA executive director

In his new position, Welbes will be accountable for providing executive leadership and continuity for the day-to-day administration and operation of the full range of FTA's responsibilities.
Bus| December 1, 2008

Streetcar Systems Ready for Resurgence and Hungry for Money

As numerous cities are looking to reap the benefits of implementing streetcar systems, such as urban redevelopment and enhancing pedestrian mobility, many face hurdles when it comes to qualifying for Small Starts funding. Portland and Seattle serve as models for other cities looking to build projects without federal help.
Management & Operations| July 1, 2002

Trial By Fire: Jenna Dorn's Turbulent First Year at the FTA

The September 11 terrorist attacks occurred just two months after Jenna Dorn was confirmed as chief of the FTA. But she’s got more than security on her mind, including the reauthorization of TEA 21, streamlining of grants processing and creating a results-driven environment.

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