Calif. awards $390M in Cap and Trade grants to projects around state

The funds will go to several projects, including commuter and intercity rail projects in northern California, such as expanded ACE, San Joaquin and Capitol Corridor service, that will link the high-speed rail project to millions of Californians through shared stations in the Bay Area and the Central Valley.

Feds make $7M available for innovations to improve public transit

FTA is looking for state-of-the-art safety solutions, including automated warning systems that help bus operators avoid collisions, detect obstructions in their path or vehicle design improvements to reduce bus operator blind spots.

WMATA issued safety directive to correct 'systemic safety deficiencies'

FTA can enforce the required actions through a number of means, including the withholding of Federal financial assistance from WMATA and directing WMATA to use Federal financial assistance to correct safety deficiencies.

FRA awards $25M in grants for PTC implementation

The agency received 30 eligible applications requesting $90.6 million, nearly four times the $25 million Congress provided in the appropriations bill that funds FRA for Fiscal Year 2016.

73% of Americans support spending on public transportation, says report

The survey, conducted by APTA and the Mineta Institute, reflects a continuation of a multi-year trend where nearly three-quarters of Americans consistently support increased investment in public transportation.

FMCSA campaign to raise awareness about sharing the road with buses

'Our Roads, Our Responsibility' supports the agency’s core mission of reducing crashes, injuries, and fatalities involving commercial motor vehicles on roadways.

Both parties address infrastructure funding — poorly

I wrote last time that, once again, everyone agrees that funding for infrastructure must be increased but disagree on how to pay for it. Since then, both major U.S. political parties’ platforms have been voted on in this presidential election year, and they were true to the previous pattern, but could not be more different this time.

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