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November 26, 2014

FTA launches voluntary examination of Chicago rail, bus operations

The purpose of the examination is to help CTA assess the strengths and weaknesses of the safety of operations and identify areas where the agency can further reduce risks and make other safety improvements.


November 11, 2014

AC Transit receives $81M to finish BRT project

As one of the highest rated transit projects in the nation, the agency’s BRT will link one of the busiest traffic corridors in the Bay Area with a fast, economical and environmentally friendly means of transportation.


November 7, 2014

L.A. Metro breaks ground on Purple Line extension

The first subway segment will extend the Purple Line 3.9 miles from the existing Wilshire/Western Purple Line terminus near Koreatown into Beverly Hills. T


October 22, 2014

FTA, MARTA studying new light rail line

Though voters defeated the so-called TSPLOST transportation sales tax on July 31, 2012, the need for a light rail line serving the Clifton Corridor has continued to grow.


October 21, 2014

Feds, city officials celebrate N.Y. transit center opening

The RTS Transit Center in Rochester, N.Y. will connect residents of the eight county RTS service area to important destinations such as the University of Rochester, Rochester Institute of Technology, the Museum District, and a variety of options for shopping and dining.


October 16, 2014

New Flyer to develop 60-foot, electric Xcelsior model

The electric drive bus will allow the fuel cell to operate at a relative steady-state, while the batteries will be able to both capture breaking energy and provide power for acceleration.


October 8, 2014

NJ TRANSIT could lead Glassboro-Camden rail plans

In July, the FTA informed the Delaware River Port Authority that they would not perform the necessary environmental study because "no agency has said it would build or operate the line."


October 7, 2014

FTA updates emergency relief program rules

In some cases, the funds could also be used to help cities build public transportation systems that are protected from natural disasters before they occur, the agency said. The changes go into effect in 30 days


October 1, 2014

D.C., Operation Lifesaver launch joint streetcar safety program

Educator toolkits featuring grade-specific lesson plans, activity sheets, posters and parent take-home letters were delivered to K-12 schools along the new streetcar corridor throughout September. The in-school educational materials were funded by a $25,000 grant.


October 1, 2014

TEX Rail receives FTA Record of Decision

Initial service will extend from downtown Fort Worth, across northeast Tarrant County and Grapevine and into DFW Airport at Terminal B. The 27-mile regional rail corridor is projected to have more than 10,000 daily riders at initial start of service in 2018 using eight stations.


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