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San Antonio’s VIA to get federal environmental training

Sustainability| April 29, 2013
The FTA’s Environmental Management Systems program will provide assistance to VIA in the form of training workshops, on-site technical support visits, electronic materials and resources, and consultations.

Calif. HSRA settles case for $5M

Rail| April 24, 2013
Will provide $4 million for an agriculture preservation fund to resolve claims that part of its project could violate state environment law. Will also pay about $1 million in attorneys’ fees to county farm bureaus and other groups that sued.
Rail| March 6, 2013

Calif. HSR wins legal battle

A Sacramento County judge upheld the California High-Speed Rail Authority's environmental-review process for the controversial rail project in spite of an effort by Peninsula-area cities to stop it.
Rail| March 6, 2013

Wis. manufacturers may benefit from HSR expansion

A new report said that 73 Wisconsin supply chain companies, most of which are manufacturers, have the potential to gain production and jobs from work to build high-speed passenger rail lines across the U.S.
Bus| February 12, 2013

NJ Transit plans study for BRT project

Planning to spend about $800,000 for an environmental study of a route between South Jersey and Philadelphia. The agency will pay for the study with money from a $2.6 million federal grant received last year to advance a proposed BRT system.
Rail| January 23, 2013

Ore. transportation officials seeking comment on HSR

The Oregon Department of Transportation is hosting open houses across the state to present draft proposals and get public input while they study the feasibility of high-speed rail. The final recommendation and environmental impact report is expected to be published in 2015.
Rail| November 21, 2012

Calif. VTA may extend light rail

Would add 1.6 miles of track and be implemented in two phases based on funding availability.
Rail| November 14, 2012

Calif. HSR called ‘project of the century’

The project that would link Northern and Southern California earned the nickname because it would cross two mountain ranges and a half-dozen earthquake faults, experts said.
Rail| October 31, 2012

Kansas City streetcar project moves ahead

The City of Kansas City Public Works Department submitted an environmental assessment for the project in late September, evaluating project alternatives and potential environmental consequences associated with those alternatives.
Accessibility| September 7, 2012

FTA issues civil rights, environmental justice guidance

Will assist grant recipients in complying with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color or national origin, as well as guidance on incorporating environmental justice principles into transportation planning and decision-making.

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