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Wis. contractors told to stop high-speed rail work

Rail| November 4, 2010
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.

FTA awards Seattle transit $4.7M for electric bus

Bus| November 2, 2010
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.
Accessibility| September 16, 2010

MV opens inquiry to improve D.C. MetroAccess hiring, training

Former FTA Chief Counsel Patrick W. Reilly was appointed to lead an inquiry, which will help MV determine how it can go beyond its legal responsibilities in an effective way to provide additional protections to passengers.
Rail| September 14, 2010

NJ Transit halts Hudson River tunnel project

The hiatus comes after five months of review by the FTA and NJ Transit officials to finalize the federal government's contribution to the project.
Rail| September 10, 2010

Federal rail safety committee holds first meeting

The advisory group was created to guide FTA safety rulemakings when the Obama administration's Public Transportation Safety Program Act of 2009 becomes law.
Rail| September 9, 2010

Proposed Buy America changes miss the real solution

While on the face of it the proposal sounds like a great idea, the changes miss the real solution to building the U.S. transit supply side and could worsen American companies' ability to compete overseas.

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