Topic : U.S. DOT

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FRA makes $73M available for rail capital projects, ops assistance

Rail| February 16, 2018

The grants are expected to leverage private, state, and local investments to boost a wide range of rail projects, including the potential for implementing PTC.

FRA deputy administrator resigns over questions about 'outside work'

Government Issues| February 12, 2018

Heath Hall, a public relations professional and political consultant who served as a spokesman for a sheriff’s office in Mississippi, reportedly continued work at his public relations firm while also working for the FRA.

Security and Safety | January 4, 2018

Feds say railroads must meet PTC deadline

The implementation of PTC was postponed by Congress, which extended a deadline to have the systems in place from 2015 until December of this year and left open the possibility of an additional extension to 2020.

Rail| December 21, 2017

MBTA lands $100M in fed grant funding for Green Line light rail extension

The grant represents the first installment of CIG Program funding for the GLX after the FTA signed a FFGA with MBTA for the 4.7-mile light rail line from Cambridge to Medford.

Rail| December 18, 2017

Brightline, Texas Central Railway projects get Fed approval to move ahead

The moves mark major milestones in the U.S. DOT’s efforts to accelerate environmental reviews and project delivery timelines for new infrastructure projects.

Rail| December 15, 2017

NJ Transit considers surcharge to pay for Hudson River rail tunnel project

The fee would generate $1.9 billion for NJ Transit's share of the project.

Government Issues| November 15, 2017

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

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.

Government Issues| October 12, 2017

Secretary Chao reminds APTA crowd about FTA safety oversight deadline

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.


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