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Obama proposes $3.2B for rail, streetcar, BRT projects

Government Issues| February 4, 2015

The projects, competitively funded through the FTA's Capital Investment Grant Program, would create thousands of construction and operations-related jobs and help communities expand transportation choices that offer new ladders of opportunity for residents.

Limited rail capacity hindered NJ Transit service for Super Bowl, report finds

Management & Operations| August 12, 2014

Commissioned by the NJ Transit board of directors, the report did note shortcomings, but said the agency performed 'admirably' in transporting fans to MetLife Stadium for the event.

Rail| May 7, 2014

Hawaii’s HART gets high marks for tree preservation

A nonprofit group praises the efforts of the transit system to transplant up to 900 trees that will need to be removed to make way for the 20-mile rail line. HART also moved rail columns by a few feet to accommodate some trees that have been determined to be too valuable to move.

MTA New York City Transit Crews Work to Restore Service After F Line Derailment

MTA New York City Transit crews worked overnight to re-rail an F train that had derailed on Friday, May 2, 2014. The derailment occurred at 10:24 a.m. on Friday, May 2, when six cars of an eight-car Brooklyn-bound train went off the track. The wheels of the first and last cars remained on the track.

Bus| November 11, 2013

Transportation infrastructure: Making a federal case for local power

From the Crenshaw/LAX Transit Corridor project to the Regional Connector Transit Corridor to a 10-mile P3 tunnel through the Sepulveda Pass, the force behind these projects is local.
Government Issues| November 7, 2013

NTSB closes 7 D.C. Metro safety recommendations

Includes ensuring appropriate coordination between all departments responsible for maintenance and design; and establishing a written procedure regarding rail lubrication for single-track operations over switch and turnouts. Brings the total number of recommendations closed to 20 out of 29.
October 15, 2013

Transportation funding and service cuts affect more than just riders

Across the country, transit is experiencing record ridership growth. The increase in commuters is not only good for transit organizations’ revenue; proximity to train stations and transportation centers can boost property values for surrounding communities and spur new construction of transit-oriented developments, shopping centers and other businesses. But what happens to communities when the “T” in the TODs is no longer there?
Rail| August 14, 2013

Utah transit completes rail project early, $300M under budget

The FrontLines 2015 program has more than doubled the Utah Transit Authority’s system, opening four new rail lines and extending one existing line by 45 more miles.

Rail| August 14, 2013

UTA Draper TRAX Line

See images of the new Utah Transit Authority TRAX Line, which will connect to the existing Blue Line in Sandy and run through Draper to 146000 South. The Draper TRAX Line is expected to open in August 2013. Stations along the Draper Line will feature artwork reflective of the area's culture and history as part of the Art in Transit project.

Bus| August 6, 2013

DART to commemorate 30th anniversary of vote

In August 1983, more than 101,000 people, out of 175,000 voters, cast their vote for transit. In Dallas County, it was the largest turnout for a referendum to date.

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