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February 3, 2014

Secretary Foxx tours Orlando BRT project

The U.S. Department of Transportation is providing approximately $8 million in FTA funds toward the $10 million East-West BRT project.


January 15, 2014

U.S. DOT releases final rule to streamline environmental reviews for projects

“Environmental Impact and Related Procedures” intends to significantly cut red tape, achieve better environmental outcomes, and spur certain transit and highway projects under NEPA to completion quicker than in years past.


December 23, 2013

Houston Metro launches light rail extension

Agency estimates nearly 1,800 jobs have been created during construction of the two new light rail lines.


December 6, 2013

House Subcommittee to hold New Starts hearing

Will focus on the changes made to the program in MAP-21 and highlight the expansion in available project eligibility and growth in grant applications.


August 20, 2013

Utah opens light rail extension

The Draper Light Rail Project, a 3.8-mile extension, created approximately 2,000 jobs during construction, according to the agency.


May 2, 2012

Measures enable S.F. subway project to move forward

Of the five measures approved by the board of supervisors, one supports an assurance funding plan that will allow the Central Subway to advance if state bond funds earmarked for the project are delayed. The SFMTA board of directors approved a similar measure.


April 18, 2012

Senate subcommittee approves $100M for rail, New Starts

Approved a $53.4 billion appropriations bill funding investments in the nation's roads, bridges, rail and transit systems, and airports, as well as housing assistance for low-income families and veterans.


February 8, 2012

San Francisco subway project gains FTA approval

Issuance of the letter of no prejudice provided the newest indication that the full commitment of federal funding through the FTA's New Starts program may be forthcoming.


January 25, 2012

LaHood: Streamline major transit awards, cut red tape

By giving greater emphasis to evaluation criteria concerning environmental benefits and local economic impact, it would be possible for FTA to consider a variety of smaller-scale projects that might better meet a community's needs, including streetcars and rapid bus services.


June 27, 2011

FTA awards $1.6 billion to 27 transit projects

New Starts projects tabbed to receive funds include Connecticut's New Britain-Hartford Busway, Denver's 13-station Eagle Commuter Rail project and Seattle's Rapid C bus rapid transit line.


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