FMCSA proposes motorcoach crash preventability program

The agency proposes to accept requests for data reviews that seek to establish the non-preventability of certain crashes through its national data correction system known as DataQs.

$759M FASTLANE grant list unveiled

As outlined by the FAST Act, U.S. DOT is required to notify the authorizing committees of jurisdiction of projects being awarded under the program. The list must remain with the committees for a 60-day review period before the agency can issue awards.

Canadian government to provide $924M for Montreal projects

The federal government had previously committed to providing $775 million for public transit infrastructure in the Montreal area over the next three years.

Study of subway 'bugs' aimed to improve public health

Harvard researchers collected samples from three MBTA subway lines, including swabbing seats, seat backs, walls, vertical and horizontal poles, and hanging grips inside train cars.

Citing progress, Ga. DOT will not shut down Atlanta streetcar system

Last month, Commissioner Russell McMurry threatened to close down the streetcar, citing the city’s failure to “provide timely, substantive and compliant responses” to the agency’s concerns.

N.Y., NJ agencies to receive $834M in Hurricane Sandy relief funds

Agencies can utilize recovery funds on any validated Sandy-related damage that meets FTA criteria, including repairs to tunnels owned by Amtrak and used by New Jersey Transit and the Long Island Railroad.

Secretive Alphabet unit aims to fix U.S. public transit

Sidewalk Labs, a secretive subsidiary of Alphabet (Google's parent co.), is initially offering its cloud software, called Flow, to Columbus, Ohio, the winner of a recent $50 million Smart City Challenge.

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