January 22, 2014
FTA Administrator Peter Rogoff has been asked to serve as the U.S. DOT's acting under secretary for policy, with FTA Deputy Administrator Therese McMillan named to serve as acting administrator.
December 23, 2013
Calls on FTA to issue a directive to all rail transit agencies to require redundant protection for railway right-of-way workers, such as positive train control, secondary warning devices, or the use of a shunt — a safety device workers attach to rails that results in approaching trains receiving a stop signal.
October 28, 2013
Will feature new and more reliable equipment to improve the maintenance of 160 buses and accommodate newer, alternative fuel buses that require space and equipment that doesn’t exist at the current garage.
September 16, 2013
The U.S. Department of Transportation is providing roughly $16.3 million toward the $20 million West Shore Express BRT line, including $8.5 million for the purchase of 15 new buses manufactured by New Flyer Industries.
August 30, 2013
The FTA provided $7.7 million in State of Good Repair funds and $1.4 million in Recovery Act funds toward the $11.8 million facility, which is operated by City Utilities, the transit authority for Springfield.
July 18, 2013
Will double the length of the existing light rail system, create new development opportunities along the line, and significantly expand transit options for thousands of residents and students in the rapidly growing Charlotte region.
May 28, 2013
The new hub offers riders a direct connection to other transportation services, including the MBTA commuter rail to Boston, Amtrak and intercity bus service.
May 14, 2013
In addition to the funds, the agency also announced a flexible new policy, known as Safety Management Systems, which the U.S. DOT has officially adopted to help guide states and transit agencies alike in managing safety risks in a proactive, cost-effective way.
February 25, 2013
The line, which officially opened on Jan. 28, has already generated $2.7 billion in development along the streetcar’s new corridor, including new apartments, condominiums, and an entertainment/sports complex.
February 22, 2013
Construction of the rail line, which parallels the highly congested I-4 corridor in Orange, Seminole and Volusia counties, has put about 800 people to work and spurred a $250 million investment in a 176-acre Health Village at Florida Hospital.
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