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FTA oks final design phase for TriMet light rail

Rail| March 30, 2011
Approved the $1.49 billion Portland-Milwaukie Light Rail Project to enter into Final Design. The project can now be developed from its current 30 percent design to 100 percent design. TriMet expects to sign the Full Funding Grant Agreement by mid-2012, moving the project into full construction.

U.S. DOT kicks off ‘Build Week’ with bus facility tour

Bus| February 8, 2011
Raleigh, N.C. is one of the first stops on the Obama Administration’s “Build Week,” a week-long tour by the Administration officials to showcase projects that are already making a big difference in the economy by spurring private sector investment and creating jobs in the communities where they are being built.
Accessibility| January 27, 2011

National Transit Institute seeks training proposals

Looking to revise four multi-day courses to be offered to new professionals and those who are currently engaged in federally funded procurement. The deadline for completed proposals is March 8.
Rail| January 20, 2011

NJ Transit gets final extension on ARC repayment

FTA grants third extension for agency to pay $271 million debt for the canceled rail project.
Bus| December 15, 2010

FTA awards tribes $15.1M for transit upgrades

Tribal Transit program funds will provide grants to tribes for 59 separate projects, including transit equipment purchases and facility construction and improvements.
Bus| November 22, 2010

Feds award Michigan transit $1.3M for CNG fueling

Funding will support the expansion of local resources for fueling buses with Compressed Natural Gas (CNG). Added improvements include portable CNG refueling stations to serve remote areas in the county and a new CNG compressor to replace the agency’s oldest compressor.
Bus| November 4, 2010

FTA awards $164.7M to 'green' transit projects

The 63 winning projects involve an array of environmental innovations, such as installing energy-efficient technologies at transit facilities, replacing traditional diesel-powered buses with low- or zero-emission vehicles, and building CNG fueling stations.
Rail| March 18, 2010

Honolulu rail planned too close to runways

FTA says the planned route for the city’s $5.3 billion rail system runs too close to runways at Honolulu International Airport. The final environmental impact statement will be delayed while officials meet to decide how the train can serve the airport without encroaching on airspace.
Bus| February 18, 2010

Transit systems vying for BART’s lost funds

After the FTA rejected BART's request for $70 million in stimulus money for a $492 million rail link to the Oakland airport, 19 local public transit agencies will have a shot at getting a piece of the funding.
Accessibility| November 17, 2009

Phoenix transit awarded $1M for paratransit

Valley Metro Regional Public Transportation Authority will receive $647,923 for an online transportation directory, a regional mobility management program and sub-regional alternative transportation services.

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