Topic : U.S. DOT

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New Flyer showcases electric bus at U.S. DOT Earth Day Fair

Sustainability| April 21, 2017

The Xcelsior XE40 battery-electric 40-foot bus accommodates 76 passengers (40 seated). WMATA is the second major metropolitan transit fleet in the U.S. to place New Flyer’s battery-electric bus in service.

FTA taps nonprofit to lead mobility-on-demand innovation project

Management & Operations| April 20, 2017

The initiative, which will be lead by the Shared-Use Mobility Center, will focus on helping recipients of FTA’s Mobility On Demand Sandbox program funding demonstrate innovative transportation solutions in 11 cities across the U.S.

Government Issues| March 16, 2017

Trump's 'Skinny Budget' cuts U.S. DOT funding by $2.4B

Under the Administration’s proposal, the DOT's funding would be cut by 13%, to $16.2 billion, and limits funding for the Federal Transit Administration's Capital Investment program, eliminates funding for the Essential Air Service program, and ends federal support for long-distance Amtrak trains.

University| March 16, 2017

Capital Metro, RATP Dev hosting autonomous shuttle demonstration

The demonstration, which will be held March 16 to 17 on the campus of The University of Texas at Austin, is designed to illustrate how Capital Metro and RATP Dev are working together to provide new and innovative ways for people to move around Austin, while helping to reduce emissions that can damage the environment.

Government Issues| February 28, 2017

Pub Perspective: 2 Myths Undermine the Feds Role in Public Transit

These myths must be dispelled immediately. I will try to begin doing so below.

Management & Operations| February 28, 2017

UTA Works to Overcome 'Toughest Mile' Challenges

Outside of increasing the number of riders on the system, improving first/last mile solutions can improve connectivity and safety for transit users.

Security and Safety | February 21, 2017

Commuter rail continues to make progress on PTC, according to APTA

Since APTA's last quarterly report, the Federal Transit Administration has updated the SOGR for the public transit industry which has increased to $90 billion.

Government Issues| February 13, 2017

FTA to withhold funding from D.C., Md. and Va. pending safety oversight program

The funds will be withheld until the jurisdictions pass identical legislation and meet related requirements in order for FTA to certify a new SSOP for WMATA Metrorail.

Government Issues| January 31, 2017

Chao confirmed as new Secretary of Transportation

Several prominent Democrats, including Sen. Charles E. Schumer and Sen. Elizabeth Warren, were among those voting against Chao, who had cruised through three confirmation hearings for other cabinet positions previously without a dissenting vote.

Government Issues| January 23, 2017

U.S. DOT designates 10 automated vehicle proving grounds for testing

Designees all have different facilities that can be used to gauge safety, manage various roadways and conditions, and handle various types of vehicles.

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