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California finds $750M in funding for transit

Accessibility| March 25, 2010
State’s decision to make some funding available for public transportation may postpone fare increases and reduce service cuts.

Critics: FRA too short-staffed to manage funding

Rail| March 9, 2010
Government officials charge that the Federal Railroad Administration doesn't have the staff or expertise to properly oversee funding. A Florida representative says he may subpoena agency records to review the FRA’s decision-making process.
Bus| February 9, 2010

Now more than ever, tell Congress to pass the longest authorization possible

How Congress and the administration respond to these demands of a lengthier extension or a full six-year renewal of federal law may determine the future of the industry as we know it.
Bus| February 9, 2010

New Starts/Small Starts Shift to Focus on Livability

The changes may substantially impact what sort of projects will be selected in the program going forward, with more of a focus on sustainable, economically beneficial projects. The addition of programs, such as funding for urban circulators, may also play a major role in how New Starts/Small Starts decisions will be made in the future.
Bus| January 13, 2010

Biggest issues of 2009 likely to dominate 2010

Unless enough consensus emerges to finally get a full, six-year bill, look for a series of short-term extensions — and more challenges — throughout 2010.
Rail| January 11, 2010

Old Dominion U., Mass. Co. to test Maglev

MagneMotion Inc., a company founded by Richard D. Thornton, emeritus professor of electrical engineering and computer science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, received a $7.9-million grant in 2008 from the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) to conduct a three-phase test of its patented Maglev technology.
Accessibility| December 14, 2009

N.Y. MTA 2010 budget proposal cuts payroll, services

Proposal addresses a $383 million gap that had developed over the past two weeks due to several significant unfavorable developments, including a $143 million state budget cut.
Bus| November 12, 2009

Chicago Transit Authority delays fare hikes

Deal struck with the state of Illinois to curtail increases in exchange for limited funds.
Bus| November 11, 2009

Exclusive: California Transit Association tackles transit challenges

Conference highlights included updates on state legislative affairs, tips on low-cost marketing, finding new sources of ad revenue, and offering Google Transit.
Accessibility| October 7, 2009

APTA supports provisions in climate change proposal

The "Clean Energy Jobs and American Power Act" introduced by Senators Barbara Boxer (D-CA) and John Kerry (D-MA) this week potentially offers important new funding to expand access to public transportation.

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