Topic : New Starts/Small Starts

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FTA changes New Starts/Small Starts approach

Accessibility| January 9, 2013
The program, one of the largest competitive grant programs in the U.S. government, funds roughly one-half the cost of new and extended light rail, commuter rail, bus rapid transit and ferry systems built in the U.S.

Maine council votes to pursue transit study

Rail| January 9, 2013
Officials believe transit options, such as train service, could ease traffic congestion between Portland and the Lewiston-Auburn area.
Bus| February 9, 2010

New Starts/Small Starts Shift to Focus on Livability

The changes may substantially impact what sort of projects will be selected in the program going forward, with more of a focus on sustainable, economically beneficial projects. The addition of programs, such as funding for urban circulators, may also play a major role in how New Starts/Small Starts decisions will be made in the future.
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 2, 2010

President's budget includes $1.82B for 27 projects

The spending plan included in President Obama's Budget submitted to Congress announces recommendations to invest $834.6 million in 19 new transit construction projects— 10 of which are new funding recommendations in FY 2011, and 9 of which have been recommended for funding in previous years, but still await construction grant agreements.
Bus| January 13, 2010

New Starts/Small Starts policy shift proposed

FTA will soon initiate a separate rulemaking process, inviting public comment on ways to appropriately measure all the benefits that result from such investments.
Rail| December 1, 2009

U.S. DOT tabs $280M for urban circulator projects

Projects to include streetcars, buses and bus facilities. FTA plans to announce grants early in 2010.

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