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Conn. BRT project awarded $275M

Bus| November 21, 2011
FTA Administrator Peter Rogoff signed the full-funding grant agreement during a ceremony at Central Connecticut State University in New Britain. The grant clears the way for the Connecticut DOT to begin construction of the bus rapid transit system and covers about half the total cost of the $567 million project.

Cleveland RTA receives $175K grant

Bus| November 9, 2011
The money will be divided into three different projects for RTA. The largest portion, $100,000 will help improve Transit Oriented Development (TOD) along the Red Line.
Bus| October 18, 2011

OCTA receives $9.3M in DOT grants

The competitive transit grant awards were part of the DOT's Bus Livability and State of Good Repair programs.
Bus| October 14, 2011

Mich.-based MAX receives $2M fed grant

New bus facility will cost an estimated $4.2 million. About $2.2 million in federal funds were awarded to MAX in 2006 and 2007 and will fund the first two phases of the project.
Bus| October 13, 2011

Conn. awards $5M for transit planning, development

Hartford is receiving $730,000 for site plan and development analysis and the creation of a public-private partnership to facilitate "transit-oriented development" around its downtown Union Station.
Accessibility| October 6, 2011

Md. MTA awarded $3.7M in JARC, New Freedom grants

Projects funded through these programs must be derived from the Coordinated Transit-Human Services Transportation Plans for the respective regions applying for the grants.
Bus| September 27, 2011

Mich.'s TheRide receives $2.7M for transit center, hybrids

The purchase of 10 hybrid-electric vehicles will increase the number of hybrid buses in TheRide's fleet to 41 out of a total of 78 buses. The grant comes from the Clean Fuels Bus and Bus Facilities Program.
Accessibility| August 17, 2011

Blind man tours Iowa to promote public transit

Frank Strong was awarded a grant from the Iowa DOT to ride all 18 of the state’s fixed-route bus systems to raise awareness of the value of public transit and assess the level of accessibility on the systems.
Rail| July 29, 2011

FRA releases high-speed rail grants to Iowa, Nev.

Part of an effort to develop an integrated passenger rail network. The Iowa DOT received $400,000 to develop a freight and passenger rail transportation model which will expand on an existing statewide travel demand model. The Nevada DOT received $640,000 to fund the completion of the Nevada State Rail Plan.
Rail| July 22, 2011

Feds grant $24.3M to Pa. train speed work

The Keystone corridor operates between New York, Philadelphia and Harrisburg, Pa., and is Amtrak's fourth most heavily traveled route. Since train speeds along the route were increased to 110 mph in 2006, ridership has grown by more than 37 percent to 1,227,075 passengers in 2010.

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