Fung Wah will not return to NYC until fall
April 24, 2015
in the city again, the operation must first get a bus stop permit from the U.S. Department of Transportation. The process includes a visit to the local community board for public input. For the full story, click here.
For Transit Operators: Facts About Epilepsy and Seizures
September 25, 2014
the vehicle or be denied a ride. If you are an operator, refer to U.S. Department of Transportation Americans with Disabilities Act regulations and your agency’s service policies for more information. There is no reason a person who has fully recovered from a seizure cannot stay on the bus until she arrives at her destination. If the person is traveling with a service animal, the service animal should
Foxx names acting FRA administrator
January 14, 2015
U.S. Department of Transportation (U.S. DOT) Chief of Staff Sarah Feinberg will serve as Acting Administrator of the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA). She succeeds Joseph C. Szabo who was appointed and confirmed as the agency’s 12th Administrator is 2009. Szabo stepped down as the agency’s head last Friday.
“Sarah has been my partner and served as my closest advisor during her tenure
Does Your Transit, Motorcoach Battery Pack Enough Power?
May 12, 2015
if the vehicle or rail car should roll during an accident.
• Easy shipping: VRLA and AGM batteries are classified by the U.S. Department of Transportation as “non-spillable” batteries that can be shipped anywhere by air. Flooded cells, on the other hand, have to be bought locally or delivered by surface transport in special containers. They cannot be shipped via Express Courier or Parcel Post
Secretary Foxx tours L.A. Metro, touts infrastructure
May 19, 2015
L.A. Metro’s Division 13 bus facility will serve as a bus maintenance, operations and service facility in downtown Los Angeles, and will accommodate 200 CNG buses and fueling equipment. The facility, which incorporates many sustainable design features, is currently under construction and expected to open this fall.
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration
$500M in TIGER funding available for transportation projects
April 3, 2015
of Columbia and Puerto Rico. Demand has been overwhelming, and during the previous six rounds, the U.S. Department of Transportation received more than 6,000 applications requesting more than $124 billion for transportation projects across the country.
Phase 2 of D.C.'s Dulles Silver Line receives $598M in loans
December 23, 2014
Authority (MWAA) that closed in August, the U.S. Department of Transportation (U.S. DOT) has provided $1.87 billion in TIFIA loans to support the construction of Phase Two, which represents the largest TIFIA assistance for a single project in the program’s history.
Work has begun at the Wiehle-Reston East Metrorail Station, where Phase One work ended and includes construction of 11.4 miles of track
Sec. Foxx receives WTS 'Diversity Leadership' award
May 22, 2015
do even more by making sure our transportation system works for everyone."
In his remarks, Secretary Foxx also applauded WTS International's Transportation YOU program, a joint effort of WTS and the U.S. Department of Transportation to encourage young women to pursue an academic path that leads to a career in transportation. The initiative has been implemented to engage hundreds of young women
San Francisco completes Central Subway tunnel portal entrance
May 20, 2015
to the public. We promised to deliver on-time and on-budget, and the completion of this portion of the project is another milestone that demonstrates we deliver as promised.”
The project was complete within budget estimates of $241 million. The U.S. Department of Transportation announced approval of the Full Funding Grant Agreement of $942.2 million to fund nearly half of the Central Subway Project
33 University Transportation Centers receive $62M
May 13, 2014
The U.S. Department of Transportation released about $62.6 million in grants to 33 University Transportation Centers (UTCs) for the second year of two years of funding authorized by Congress for those selected in the FY2013 UTC Grant Program competition.
UTCs work with regional, state, and local transportation agencies to help find solutions to challenges that directly impact