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National parks receive $25M for public transportation

Bus| April 6, 2010
National parks, forests, and wildlife refuges in 20 states will receive funds from the Paul S. Sarbanes Transit in Parks Program to implement public transportation within the facilities.

FTA finds safety, oversight flaws at D.C. Metro

Rail| March 5, 2010
Reports on inadequacies of D.C. Metro's safety and oversight efforts. Findings suggest that passengers and workers are at risk, feds say.
Bus| February 9, 2010

New Starts moves continue rail favoritism over BRT

Cliff Henke, a contributing editor to METRO, is senior analyst at PB. His views herein are solely his own.
Bus| February 9, 2010

Central Florida holds emergency preparedness workshop

The tragic earthquake in Haiti last January was still fresh in the minds of those who attended the Connecting Communities emergency preparedness workshop in Orlando, Fla.
Rail| February 8, 2010

Denver's Union Station awarded fed funds

Transportation elements include an underground bus terminal with 22 bays, a light rail station for current and future light rail routes, a commuter rail station that will serve Amtrak and possibly a ski train, and public plazas to integrate transit service.
Bus| February 5, 2010

Washington State receives grant to target GHGs

The project is expected to eliminate 688 metric tons of carbon dioxide and equivalents from the air each year, or 8,250 metric tons over the lives of the vehicles.
Motorcoach| January 25, 2010

UMA: Sen. Murray amendment hurts coach operators

Under the charter rule, public transit agencies that are supported by taxpayer dollars are not allowed to operate charters if a private carrier is available and capable of performing the work.
Rail| January 11, 2010

Old Dominion U., Mass. Co. to test Maglev

MagneMotion Inc., a company founded by Richard D. Thornton, emeritus professor of electrical engineering and computer science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, received a $7.9-million grant in 2008 from the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) to conduct a three-phase test of its patented Maglev technology.
Rail| December 16, 2009

FTA approves Houston LRT project advancement

The University line is projected to generate 49,000 boardings per day by the year 2030 and will provide a connected network serving Houstonians commuting from east, west and southwest to the city's principal destinations and activity centers.
Accessibility| December 16, 2009

FTA funds 23 Priuses for San Jose, Calif. paratransit fleet

Officials say reduced fuel costs and emissions were a main selling point for replacing older sedans with an all-hybrid fleet. With 106 Priuses, the vehicles reportedly represent the largest fleet of its kind in the county.

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