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September 23, 2014

U.S. DOT awards $3.6B in disaster relief funds

Approximately 90% of the funds will be invested in resilience projects primarily in New York and New Jersey, where transit systems sustained the worst of the storm damage, with the remainder going towards projects in Connecticut, the District of Columbia, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Pennsylvania.


September 12, 2014

$600M in TIGER grants announced

The U.S. DOT received 797 eligible applications from 49 states, U.S. territories and the District of Columbia, an increase from the 585 applications received in 2013. Overall, applicants requested 15 times the $600 million available for the program, or $9 billion for needed transportation projects.


August 28, 2014

Cleveland opens new University station

The new facility, near Case Western Reserve University, replaces an aging rail station and bus terminal, built in 1956, with a modern facility that significantly improves access for pedestrians and people with disabilities.


August 21, 2014

Next phase of D.C. rail line receives $1.28B loan

The Silver Line is being constructed by MWAA and operated by the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority. The new line is expected to serve approximately 85,700 daily riders by 2030.


August 19, 2014

U.S. DOT takes connected vehicle program to next level

Supports report with research findings in several key areas including technical feasibility, privacy and security, and preliminary estimates on costs and safety benefits


June 18, 2014

UPDATED: Detroit streetcar facing $12M shortfall

A two-page letter to Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx warned the project urgently needs additional grant money to proceed, but said it would survive without the funds, though; it would have to be scaled back.


May 21, 2014

L.A. receiving $2.1B for subway extension

Will receive $1.25 billion in construction grant funds from the FTA's Capital Investment Grant Program and up to $856 million from the U.S. DOT's TIFIA loan program.


May 1, 2014

Md. coach operator features new MCI J4500 at Earth Day fair

With its new J4500, Adventure Tours joined the American Bus Association and MCI in promoting green travel at the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Earth Day Fair on April 22. The operator recently took delivery of two new wheelchair-lift-equipped J4500 coaches.


April 17, 2014

Foxx continues bus tour with NABI manufacturing facility visit

NABI Bus, a division of New Flyer Industries Inc. and a major employer in northeastern Alabama, is on track to make and assemble about 600 heavy-duty transit buses this year for several transit agencies. More than 700 skilled workers make and assemble hundreds of transit buses deployed in communities nationwide.


March 6, 2014

Obama budget tabs $2.5B to expand transit options

Will create or sustain thousands of good construction-related jobs and help communities expand transportation choices that offer new ladders of opportunity for hard-working families.


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