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April 10, 2014

Chicago ICE program funds bus shelters

Bus shelters and pads have been installed as recommended in the Kane County Randall Road Pace Route 529 Plan, the Village of South Elgin Transit Improvement Plan and the Kane County 2040 Long Range Transit Plan Community Planning projects.


April 9, 2014

Operation Lifesaver campaign targets risky behavior near tracks

The See Tracks? Think Train! campaign highlights common risks drivers and pedestrians take each day, such as trying to beat a train at a grade crossing and walking on railroad tracks through bilingual television, radio, print and billboard advertisements.


April 8, 2014

WTS to honor Boston transit chief, FTA

Presenting its Recognition Awards for 2014 to MBTA’s Dr. Beverly Scott as Woman of the Year; Jeannie Lee, project manager, OCTA, as Member of the Year; Claudia Folska, PhD, Denver RTD board of directors, the Rosa Parks Diversity Leadership Award, and the FTA as Employer of the Year.


March 27, 2014

Long Beach Transit, BYD mutually terminate electric bus contract

The FTA had earlier notified LBT that BYD submitted an invalid DBE certification during the procurement process leading to the original April 29, 2013 agreement, and that the contract between LBT and BYD Motors Inc. was therefore not eligible for federal funding.


March 21, 2014

FTA releases $30M for tribal transit programs

The competitively awarded FY 2013 funds will allow tribes to continue or enhance existing transit service, launch new public transportation or plan for future transit needs.


March 12, 2014

Texas’ VIA streetcar development phase approved

This puts the agency on the path toward federal funding for future project phases. Local funding is already in place through a partnership with the City of San Antonio and Bexar County/Texas DOT.


March 6, 2014

Obama budget tabs $2.5B to expand transit options

Will create or sustain thousands of good construction-related jobs and help communities expand transportation choices that offer new ladders of opportunity for hard-working families.


March 3, 2014

TriMet testing 'talking buses'

The FTA awarded the agency a $400,000 grant to conduct a comprehensive analysis of devices that alert people when a bus is turning. With “distracted walking” on the rise as the popularity of smartphones and other electronic devices soars, more agencies are considering adding them to their fleet.


March 3, 2014

FTA approves rail line connecting N.C. universities to move forward

The trains would run from UNC Hospitals east along N.C. 54 before eventually reaching Duke University Medical Center, Duke University, and downtown Durham to Alston Ave. near N.C. Central University.


February 25, 2014

Las Vegas' RTC invests $2.3M to install, improve bus stops

As part of this year’s round of improvements, Phase III of the program, RTC plans to move back or install 55 stops in Clark County, 48 in Las Vegas, 18 in North Las Vegas and 10 in Henderson.


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