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FTA bestows $886K to Calif. bus facility project

Bus| May 14, 2010
Yolo County Transportation District project, estimated at $5.9 million, is expected to be complete in 2011.

'Summit' shows national interests

Rail| May 11, 2010
The Washington, D.C. "summit" organized by the Community Streetcar Coalition this past March reflected the interest of federal policy-makers as well as local officials and industry leaders in taking urban transportation in a new direction.
Bus| May 11, 2010

Calif. tribe awarded funds to study transit system concept

To receive the funding, the Yurok Tribe responded to a solicitation for proposals in 2008.
Accessibility| May 3, 2010

FTA tabs $775M to upgrade bus systems

Eligible expenses for the funds include purchase and rehabilitation of buses and vans, modernization of buses and bus facilities and revenue service facilities.
Bus| April 20, 2010

FTA announces TIGGER fund availability

These discretionary program funds will be distributed in accordance with the mission of each program and in support of the U.S. Department of Transportation's environmental sustainability efforts.
Rail| April 16, 2010

FTA awards TriMet $2.4M for streetcar research

At present there is no domestic manufacturer of streetcar propulsion systems. The propulsion system represents about 20 percent of the total cost of a vehicle. The FTA will fund 80 percent of the $3-million project, with a local match of $600,000.
Rail| April 15, 2010

FTA announces additional $765M for ARC project

Reaffirms the administration’s intent to enter into a full funding grant agreement to provide $3 billion in discretionary FTA New Starts funds for the $8.7 billion project.
Bus| April 6, 2010

National parks receive $25M for public transportation

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.
Rail| March 5, 2010

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

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.

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