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January 9, 2013

FTA changes New Starts/Small Starts approach

The program, one of the largest competitive grant programs in the U.S. government, funds roughly one-half the cost of new and extended light rail, commuter rail, bus rapid transit and ferry systems built in the U.S.


January 9, 2013

Maine council votes to pursue transit study

Officials believe transit options, such as train service, could ease traffic congestion between Portland and the Lewiston-Auburn area.


February 2, 2010

President's budget includes $1.82B for 27 projects

The spending plan included in President Obama's Budget submitted to Congress announces recommendations to invest $834.6 million in 19 new transit construction projects— 10 of which are new funding recommendations in FY 2011, and 9 of which have been recommended for funding in previous years, but still await construction grant agreements.


January 13, 2010

New Starts/Small Starts policy shift proposed

FTA will soon initiate a separate rulemaking process, inviting public comment on ways to appropriately measure all the benefits that result from such investments.


December 1, 2009

U.S. DOT tabs $280M for urban circulator projects

Projects to include streetcars, buses and bus facilities. FTA plans to announce grants early in 2010.


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