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Transit offered $101.4M to promote clean-fuel tech

Bus| June 30, 2011
Money being provided competitively through the FTA's Sustainability Initiative, which includes: $51.5 million from the Clean Fuels Grant Program and $49.9 million from the TIGGER III Program.

Parsons Brinckerhoff to create asset tracking guide

Rail| June 29, 2011
Will develop and document a transit asset management framework and implementation guide that will support the FTA’s State of Good Repair and Asset Management Programs. FTA estimates a nationwide backlog of $50 billion to $80 billion in deferred maintenance and replacement needs, many of which are rail related.
Rail| June 28, 2011

FTA greenlights Maryland MTA’s Red Line

The light rail line, expected to be completed in 2020, will carry 57,000 riders per day in 2030 and cost approximately $1.8 billion in Year 2010 dollars. Accounting for inflation, the cost is approximately $2.2 billion.
Bus| June 23, 2011

Cleveland RTA to renovate BRT station for $10.5M

FTA green lighted work on the University Circle Rapid Transit Station, which was awarded $10.5 million from the TIGER II Program in October 2010. The project will involve reconstructing the station, which includes consolidating the bus and transfer area and the rail station.
Bus| June 16, 2011

FTA announces $175M available in ‘Livability’ grants

Will help urban, suburban and rural communities develop transit options to better connect people to where they live, work and play. Local transit agencies will be able to compete for the funding. The competitive grant program will begin accepting applications when announced in the Federal Register during the week of June 20.
Bus| June 14, 2011

Denver RTD awarded federal workforce development grant

The $486,465 FTA grant will foster a partnership between RTD, Community College of Denver, Urban League of Metropolitan Denver and Denver Transit Partners to create and retain living wage careers in the transit and construction industries, as well as provide local residents with skills development training, jobs and career pathways to work in these industries.
Bus| June 9, 2011

FTA releases $3M for workforce development

Twelve programs from across the nation successfully competed for the "Innovative Workforce Development" dollars. FTA received 35 applications with a total of $7.3 million in requests for the $3 million available.
Accessibility| May 18, 2011

Ill. transit to improve bus stops for disabled riders

FTA grant will enable the Rockford Mass Transit District to add 17 new bus shelters along key routes. The agency has seen a recent spike in senior riders and riders in wheelchairs.
Bus| April 28, 2011

SEPTA intermodal center receives $3.98M grant

The agency will use the funds to renovate the historic Wayne Junction Intermodal Facility. Will include upgrades to power, signaling and tracks, ADA accommodations, and new elevators.
Bus| April 18, 2011

N.C.'s Wave Transit opens LEED-certified bus station

The new Forden station, a 9,000-square-foot indoor transfer facility, will serve approximately 1.5 million riders a year. The FTA contributed $600,000 in Recovery Act funds to the $5.3 million project.

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