Topic : Elaine L. Chao

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Feds say railroads must meet PTC deadline

Security and Safety | January 4, 2018

The implementation of PTC was postponed by Congress, which extended a deadline to have the systems in place from 2015 until December of this year and left open the possibility of an additional extension to 2020.

MBTA lands $100M in fed grant funding for Green Line light rail extension

Rail| December 21, 2017

The grant represents the first installment of CIG Program funding for the GLX after the FTA signed a FFGA with MBTA for the 4.7-mile light rail line from Cambridge to Medford.

Rail| December 18, 2017

Brightline, Texas Central Railway projects get Fed approval to move ahead

The moves mark major milestones in the U.S. DOT’s efforts to accelerate environmental reviews and project delivery timelines for new infrastructure projects.

Government Issues| November 15, 2017

U.S. DOT publishes rule to enhance safety, combat opioid epidemic

The ability to test for a broader range of opioids will advance transportation safety significantly and provide another deterrence to opioid abuse, which will better protect the public and ultimately save lives, according to Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao.

Government Issues| October 12, 2017

Secretary Chao reminds APTA crowd about FTA safety oversight deadline

Federal law requires states with rail transit systems to establish an FTA-certified SSO Program by April 15, 2019 or risk having federal funds to public transportation agencies throughout that state withheld until certification is achieved.

Management & Operations| August 29, 2017

Maryland's Purple Line light rail project lands $900M in federal funding

The light rail line will make travel across Montgomery and Prince George’s counties faster and more reliable for thousands of Maryland residents, improving access to major business and activity centers in the state’s most populated counties.

Government Issues| July 31, 2017

FTA files NPRM to streamline private sector investment in transit projects

Recipients of Federal funding for public transportation projects would be allowed to identify specific FTA regulations, practices, procedures, or guidance documents that may be an impediment to the use of a P3 or private investment in that project.

Rail| July 12, 2017

Feds advance rail plans for Northeast Corridor

NEC FUTURE is FRA’s comprehensive planning effort to identify ways to improve the reliability, capacity, connectivity, performance, and resiliency of passenger rail service throughout the Northeast Corridor through 2040 and beyond.

Rail| July 6, 2017

New York lands $537M TIFIA loan for train hall redevelopment

The Moynihan Train Hall will benefit the entire North East Corridor service area, as two-thirds of all NEC rail trips currently pass through Penn Station.

Motorcoach| June 19, 2017

UMA: Lease and Interchange Rule delay marks continued progress for industry

The delay allows the FMCSA additional time to amend the final rule and gives passenger carriers time to adopt those revisions.

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