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
$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
Innovative Motorcoach Operator of the Year: DC Trails
January 5, 2015
is important to the company’s success.”
Perhaps the most critical aspect of DC Trails’ success, though, may be the company’s focus on safety. The company has the highest U.S. Department of Transportation safety rating and is certified by the Department of Defense (DOD) to transport military personnel.
DC Trails monitors all of its drivers while out on the road, enabling them to be immediately aware
D.C. Metro launches new 7000-series railcar fleet
April 14, 2015
U.S. Department of Transportation Deputy Secretary Victor Mendez and Federal Transit Acting Administrator Therese McMillan were in Arlington, Va., on Monday for the launch of the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority’s (WMATA) new state-of-the-art 7000-series railcars for the Metrorail system.
The new cars will belong to a fleet of more than 500 new railcars, which are designed
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
Reasonable modification rule to improve accessibility introduced
March 19, 2015
The U.S. Department of Transportation announced the publication of a Final Rule clarifying that public transportation providers are required to make reasonable modifications to their polices, practices, and procedures to avoid discrimination and ensure programs and services are accessible to individuals with disabilities.
The Final Rule applies to public entities providing fixed route
DART joins human trafficking prevention movement
January 15, 2015
), Megabus, and various social agencies and legislative advocacy groups.
RELATED: Human trafficking the focus of L.A. Metro program
It is estimated that more than 20 million men, women and children around the world are victims of human trafficking with the U.S. a source, transit and destination country. DART President/Executive Director Gary Thomas has signed the U.S. Department of Transportation’s