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FTA releases $47.6M for Atlanta streetcar

Rail| July 13, 2011
Will run 2.6 miles through the heart of the city's business, tourism and convention corridor and connect with the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority rail system and numerous area bus routes.

Florida begins work on commuter rail project

Rail| July 5, 2011
SunRail will run along a 61-mile stretch of existing rail freight tracks in Central Florida. The major funding partners for the project are the Florida Department of Transportation, the FTA, Orange, Seminole, Volusia and Osceola counties and the city of Orlando. The first phase, at 31-miles, will serve 12 stations.
Bus| June 30, 2011

Transit offered $101.4M to promote clean-fuel tech

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.
Rail| June 29, 2011

Parsons Brinckerhoff to create asset tracking guide

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.

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