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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.


September 29, 2014

Fla. group adds FTA online resource center

TransPortal allows riders to plan for a taxi ride — complete with cost estimate — and use bus, rail, or paratransit, where available, to reach their final destination. The portal’s software then determines the possibilities and modes of transportation needed in the trip


September 11, 2014

19th BusCon Moves to Indianapolis, Touts Education and More

The Expo will feature plenty of vehicles and technology on the show floor as well as an expanded educational program covering an array of topics, including safety, compliance, accessibility and finding cost efficiencies.


September 10, 2014

Detroit's M-1 Streetcar earns $12M FTA Tiger grant

The funding, which had been anticipated by M-1 officials, helps to plug what could have been a hole in funding for the streetcar line’s estimated $140-million construction cost and its operating revenues later.


August 29, 2014

Md. MTA Purple Line approved for engineering phase

Entry into the New Starts Engineering phase is the final milestone required before FTA can sign a Purple Line Full Funding Grant Agreement. With this achievement, MTA can start to incur costs that are eligible for federal reimbursement.


August 27, 2014

Vt. begins laying track for rail corridor

Once the work is completed along two separate stretches next year, it will leave an 11-mile gap that must be filled to complete the 75-mile track upgrade between Rutland and Burlington. Officials hope to learn next month if a federal grant for that project will be approved.


August 26, 2014

The Rapid launches BRT line

The FTA contributed approximately $32 million toward the $40 million total Silver Line project cost, including $19 million through its Capital Investment Grant Program and $13 million through its Bus and Bus Facilities Grant Program.


August 8, 2014

Chicago Transit receives $35M grant for rail work

The CTA is the first U.S. transit agency selected for funding through the FTA’s new Core Capacity Grant Program, which is designed to help rail transit providers increase the volume of passengers or trains without expanding the footprint of the system.


June 5, 2014

Fed program gives $100M to modernize, expand transit bus services

The funds are specifically for the purpose of connecting disadvantaged and low-income individuals, veterans, seniors, youths, and others with local workforce training, employment centers, healthcare and more.


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