Topic : New Starts

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FTA releases Record of Decision for BART Silicon Valley extension

Rail| June 6, 2018

As the project sponsor, Santa Clara VTA is applying for $1.5 billion in FTA New Starts Program funding, completing the Phase II funding plan.

FTA approves Caltrain FFGA for corridor electrification project

Government Issues| May 22, 2017

With the Caltrain project having met all of the statutory requirements, the FTA intends to sign the FFGA and intends to allocate the FY 2017 Congressionally-appropriated funds to the project in its upcoming apportionments notice.

Rail| January 5, 2017

U.S. DOT commits $1.5B to L.A. Metro Purple Line Extension

Coupled with Metro’s $747 million local match made possible by 2008’s Measure R sales tax, $2.4 billion is now secured to continue construction of one of L.A. County’s most critically needed public transit projects.

Rail| January 12, 2016

UITP to launch international rail platform for North America

This initiative aims to bring the North American rail scene into closer contact with UITP’s worldwide membership, to share knowledge and expertise and further advance the North American ‘rail renaissance’ currently underway.

Rail| April 14, 2015

D.C. Metro launches new 7000-series railcar fleet

The new cars will belong to a fleet of more than 500 new railcars, which are designed to provide a safer, more comfortable ride for millions of passengers and expand the Metrorail system’s capacity overall.

Management & Operations| August 29, 2014

Md. MTA Purple Line approved for engineering phase

Entry into the New Starts Engineering phase is the final milestone required before FTA can sign a Purple Line Full Funding Grant Agreement. With this achievement, MTA can start to incur costs that are eligible for federal reimbursement.
Bus| February 3, 2014

Secretary Foxx tours Orlando BRT project

The U.S. Department of Transportation is providing approximately $8 million in FTA funds toward the $10 million East-West BRT project.
Bus| January 15, 2014

U.S. DOT releases final rule to streamline environmental reviews for projects

“Environmental Impact and Related Procedures” intends to significantly cut red tape, achieve better environmental outcomes, and spur certain transit and highway projects under NEPA to completion quicker than in years past.
Government Issues| December 23, 2013

Houston Metro launches light rail extension

Agency estimates nearly 1,800 jobs have been created during construction of the two new light rail lines.
Bus| December 6, 2013

House Subcommittee to hold New Starts hearing

Will focus on the changes made to the program in MAP-21 and highlight the expansion in available project eligibility and growth in grant applications.
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