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FTA stresses equal access on Rosa Parks anniversary

Bus| December 1, 2010
Among the administration's responsibilities is overseeing the implementation of civil rights laws and regulations in the nation's transit agencies. These laws include Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color or national origin in programs and activities receiving federal financial assistance.

FTA awards $1.7M to Calif. transportation network

Sustainability| November 9, 2010
The Anaheim Transportation Network won the funds through a competitive nationwide selection process based on the ability to help communities achieve or maintain the National Ambient Air Quality Standards for ozone and carbon monoxide, while supporting emerging clean fuel and advanced propulsion technologies for transit buses.
Bus| November 9, 2010

Florida fleet on track to have all-electric buses

Tallahassee will replace four diesel buses with zero-emission electric buses using a $5.2M grant from the FTA.
Rail| November 9, 2010

N.J. must pay feds $271M for canceled tunnel project

The state will also owe interest and penalty charges to be determined by the Federal Transit Administration.
Rail| November 4, 2010

Wis. contractors told to stop high-speed rail work

The move follows Tuesday's election of Milwaukee County Executive Scott Walker, who repeatedly vowed to kill the $810M line during his campaign, as governor, but two months before he takes office.
Bus| November 2, 2010

FTA awards Seattle transit $4.7M for electric bus

King County Metro Transit’s prototype battery-dominant electric bus should be delivered in late 2012. The agency plans to buy one or two vehicles plus one or two charging stations to test their suitability for the transit system.
Rail| October 22, 2010

Houston Metro puts 121 rail expansion contracts on hold

Board Chairman Gilbert Garcia emphasized that Metro expects the $900 million grant to be restored. First, however, the agency must cancel the $331 million railcar contract with CAF USA.
Rail| October 8, 2010

N.J. Gov.: ARC tunnel project canceled

The ARC Project Executive Committee recommended termination of the ARC Project based on a 30-day review, which confirmed the project is expected to substantially exceed its current budget. Cost overruns are estimated to be in a range from more than $2 billion to over $5 billion.
Bus| October 4, 2010

$776M in State of Good Repair funds awarded

Money will go to 152 projects, which include replacing aging buses with fuel-efficient hybrid vehicles, constructing new bus shelters and maintenance facilities and installing updated fare boxes and fleet tracking systems.
Rail| September 20, 2010

CAF USA asks FTA to reconsider Houston Metro decision

The company said the FTA's decision was based on incomplete or erroneous information — starting with the name and nationality of the firm holding the contract.

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