Topic : U.S. DOT

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

Bus| July 13, 2017

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.

Audit launched to explore how federal PTC funds are being used

Security and Safety | July 10, 2017

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.

Rail| June 27, 2017

Sound Transit secures $88M loan for light rail ops, maintenance facility

The credit agreement is the first of its kind in the nation in supporting four separate Sound Transit projects. It is expected to yield regional taxpayers long-term savings of between $200 million and $300 million in reduced borrowing costs.

Security and Safety | May 25, 2017

Metra to install inward-facing locomotive cameras

Congress in 2015 ordered the DOT to draft rules within two years to require passenger railroads to install inward-facing and outward-facing cameras in all locomotives and other operating compartments such as cab cars and Highliner cars.

Government Issues| May 18, 2017

U.S. Senate confirms Rosen as Dep. Sec. USDOT

He has extensive experience in the transportation sector, serving previously as General Counsel at both the DOT and the Office of Management and Budget.

Government Issues| May 4, 2017

Profile: Norm Mineta, Former Secretary of Transportation

The searchlights were going back and forth over his body, scanning the barracks as Norm Mineta slept. It was the middle of 1942, and Norm was ten years old, sleeping on a mattress stuffed with hay...

Sustainability| April 21, 2017

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

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.

Management & Operations| April 20, 2017

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

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.

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