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U.S. DOT publishes rule to enhance safety, combat opioid epidemic

Government Issues| November 15, 2017

The ability to test for a broader range of opioids will advance transportation safety significantly and provide another deterrence to opioid abuse, which will better protect the public and ultimately save lives, according to Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao.

Secretary Chao reminds APTA crowd about FTA safety oversight deadline

Government Issues| October 12, 2017

Federal law requires states with rail transit systems to establish an FTA-certified SSO Program by April 15, 2019 or risk having federal funds to public transportation agencies throughout that state withheld until certification is achieved.

Government Issues| October 3, 2017

U.S. DOT awards funds to Puerto Rico for Hurricane Maria repairs

As of Sept. 22, FTA has awarded $8.4 million in critical grant funding to Puerto Rico to support their transit systems on the island as part of the Department's efforts.

Management & Operations| September 29, 2017

Cleveland RTA lands $5.8M to upgrade bus, rail communications

Reliable real-time information will be available to customers, with live tracking and departure data from specific stop locations on bus and rail.

Security and Safety | September 19, 2017

Transdev names new North American VP, safety and security

Alex Guariento will be responsible for the safety policies and practices of all Transdev contracts and businesses in over 200 cities, a workforce of 20,000, and 175 million annual passengers.

Government Issues| August 30, 2017

K. Jane Williams appointed FTA deputy administrator

Prior to joining FTA, Williams was the director of the Washington Area Transit Office in the Maryland Department of Transportation.

Rail| August 23, 2017

Feds intend to greenlight funding for Md.'s Purple Line

The 16-mile light-rail line, which will run through Montgomery and Prince George’s counties, will connect to Metrorail lines, MARC, Amtrak, and local bus services.

Bus| July 13, 2017

FTA makes $226M in grants available to improve transit bus service

All projects must comply with Buy America regulations, which require that all iron, steel, or manufactured products be produced in the U.S., as well as final assembly of vehicles.

Security and Safety | July 10, 2017

Audit launched to explore how federal PTC funds are being used

The latest data from the FRA shows some rail systems are still lagging, with the technology operational along 27% of freight-rail route miles and 23% of passenger-rail route miles, as of the first three months of this year.

Rail| July 6, 2017

New York lands $537M TIFIA loan for train hall redevelopment

The Moynihan Train Hall will benefit the entire North East Corridor service area, as two-thirds of all NEC rail trips currently pass through Penn Station.

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