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March 21, 2014

RIPTA receives $1.6M in Sandy funds

Will use the funds to improve passenger protection and reduce flooding at the Newport Gateway Center, one of the agency’s major transit hubs. The facility’s tent-like sails, which were designed to protect riders from sun and rain, were severely damaged by the superstorm in October 2012.


February 20, 2014

L.A. awarded nearly $900M in light rail funds

The project will reconfigure Metro's three existing light rail lines into two lines, eliminating the need for riders to transfer from light rail to the subway system lines and back.


December 6, 2013

Utah opens first segment of $55M streetcar

The Sugar House Streetcar project complements Utah Transit Authority’s FrontLines 2015 Program — a roughly $2.5-billion effort to build 70 miles of rail in seven years. The project was funded in part by a $26 million TIGER grant.


November 26, 2013

Baltimore breaks ground on $140M bus facility

Will replace the Maryland Transit Administration’s aging Kirk Avenue bus maintenance garage, which was built in 1947. The new facility will include two energy-efficient buildings that allow for improved maintenance and storage of approximately 175 buses.


November 15, 2013

Mississippi opens $4M regional transit center

The Natchez Regional Transit Center and Maintenance Facility will serve as a regional passenger transfer hub for the Natchez Transit System. The FTA provided approximately $3.8 million, with the majority of funds coming from ARRA, while the City of Natchez and Mississippi Department of Transportation covered the rest of the costs.


October 7, 2013

N.J. colleges get new shuttle service

Bergen Community College's shuttles will transport students between the school’s Lyndhurst and Paramus campuses. A three-year Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality grant from the FTA for $211,612 each year is supporting the service.


September 5, 2013

Rural Colo. BRT line opens

Roaring Fork Transportation Authority’s VelociRFTA is the first rural BRT line in the nation.


January 18, 2013

Rutgers to launch $650K transit career program

Will use the grant funds from the FTA to establish a "Transit Virtual Career Network" with local transportation agencies to recruit students and veterans to the industry and provide information and job training.


December 28, 2012

FTA awards $10M to Tennessee

The State of Good Repair grant, which the Tennessee Department of Transportation was able to get by collaborating with 15 transit agencies across the state, will cover about one-fifth of the vehicle replacement needed at each participating agency.


November 12, 2012

N.H. service awarded $90K in 5310 funds

Tri-County Communication Action Program will expand its Dial-a-Ride service by three hours a day and offer free bus service for out-of-town day trips to seniors.


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