Topic : Federal Transit Administration

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FTA certifies West Virginia's State Safety Oversight Program

Government Issues| May 9, 2018

With this most recent announcement, 12 states have now achieved SSO Program certification. By federal law, the deadline cannot be waived or extended.

Pennsylvania, 2 more states earn State Safety Oversight certification

Government Issues| April 24, 2018

Requirements include establishing an SSO agency that is financially and legally independent from the rail transit agencies it oversees.

Government Issues| March 26, 2018

President signs appropriations bill that includes $13.5B for FTA programs

APTA President/CEO Paul Skoutelas said that in passing the bill, "Congress has preserved the strong federal partnership with states and communities that is required to improve the nation’s transportation infrastructure."

Security and Safety | February 23, 2018

Washington D.C. meets State Safety Oversight Program deadline

Under the program, the D.C. Fire and Emergency Management Services is responsible for providing safety oversight of the D.C. Streetcar system.

Rail| January 3, 2018

Honolulu rail chief talks 'faith' in project, challenges

HART CEO Andrew Robbins talks about his role as "one of the most controversial public officials in the state" and his belief in Oahu's 20-mile rail transit project.

Bus| October 19, 2017

New Flyer opens innovation lab for advanced bus technology

The Vehicle Innovation Center is a state-of-the-art manufacturing lab, featuring virtual reality learning spaces, driving simulators, and other interactive exhibits.

Bus| October 5, 2017

[Video] Altoona Testing Updates with FTA's Marcel Belanger

The FTA's Marcel Belanger and his team discussed changes to the administration's Altoona Testing bus program at BusCon 2017.

Management & Operations| May 31, 2017

RATP Dev/McDonald Transit contracted to operate Tyler, Texas transit

Will handle daily operation of the agency's fixed-route and paratransit systems.

Government Issues| May 4, 2017

Profile: Norm Mineta, Former Secretary of Transportation

The searchlights were going back and forth over his body, scanning the barracks as Norm Mineta slept. It was the middle of 1942, and Norm was ten years old, sleeping on a mattress stuffed with hay...

Government Issues| March 20, 2017

Calif. transit leaders denounce Trump's crippling cuts to transportation

Budget cuts are achieved by zeroing out federal support for Amtrak’s long-distance train services, limiting federal funding for the FTA’s Capital Investment Program to projects with an existing FFGA, and eliminating funding for the TIGER discretionary grant program.

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