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March 26, 2014

Detroit streetcar to receive $10 million state loan

The money will serve as a sort of bridge loan to help free up some of the money from longer-term pledges.


February 27, 2014

D.C. Metro receives $75M in state funds

Will use the investment from Maryland, Virginia and Washington, D.C. to bolster efforts outlined in "Momentum," its strategic plan. Projects include laying the foundation for all eight-car trains, with power upgrades, station expansion designs and buses for priority corridors.


January 17, 2014

Miss. State begins operation of shuttle system

A state grant provided more than $800,000 for transit operations and approximately $1.5 million for the purchase of 10 new shuttles.


January 8, 2014

Cap-and-trade fund proposed to pay for Calif. HSR

Plan would tap $250 million in funds from corporate fees on greenhouse gases in an effort to help make up for $9 billion in state funding that was blocked last year in a court ruling. Environmental groups want the funds go to projects that can have more immediate effects on climate change.


December 10, 2013

Detroit RTA funding stalls in state Legislature

May stymy transportation goals for the region if the agency does not receive $1.7 million in a supplemental appropriations bill. Its only other option may be to draw money from local transit providers such as SMART and DDOT.


September 12, 2013

SEPTA 'doomsday' plan slashes service

Would eliminate 9 of its 13 rail lines and shorten two others, close a subway line, and convert trolley routes to bus lines, if the state doesn't come up with more money for public transit this year.


August 20, 2013

W. Va. transit funds at risk due to 'urbanized area' designation

Local leaders are struggling to find a way to come up with the difference so that services can be maintained. One local official said a transportation levy may be a possible solution.


June 12, 2013

Ill. mayor calls for more rail support

Springfield Mayor Mike Houston told U.S. transportation subcommittee representatives that continued state and federal support for city rail consolidation is critical for Springfield’s economy.


February 5, 2013

Wis.’s GO Riteway greens fleet

A grant from the Wisconsin Clean Transportation Program helped the coach operator convert its fleet from gasoline to propane autogas, add hybrid-electric vehicles, and build a propane refueling station.


January 14, 2013

N.Y. paratransit replacing minibuses

Rockland County is planning to replace its oldest TRIPS minibuses that serve the elderly and disabled with smaller vans to save money and adapt to changing needs. The county has approximately $770,000 in federal and state funds to buy five new minibuses and 10 new vans.


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