Topic : Ladders of Opportunity

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U.S. DOT unveils progress of 7 cities' 'game-changing' projects

Government Issues| December 20, 2016

Goals of the "Ladders of Opportunity" pilot were to build and restore transportation connections, develop workforce capacity, and catalyze neighborhood revitalization in Atlanta; Baltimore; Baton Rouge, La.; Charlotte, N.C.; Indianapolis; Phoenix; and Richmond, Va.

OKC's EMBARK receives federal grant for CNG bus purchase

Sustainability| December 15, 2016

Six new buses will replace aging vehicles in the fleet. The buses will be similar to the six 40-foot CNG buses that rolled out on the street this fall.

September 14, 2016

How billions of dollars in transportation spending can transform our communities

Billions of taxpayer dollars are spent buying buses and railcars every year. Although the national unemployment rate has declined since the Great Recession, for low-income families and communities of color, the unemployment rate remains in the double-digits and good, family-supporting jobs can’t come fast enough. We need strategies that revive U.S. manufacturing and other industries that can create the kind of jobs we want.

Management & Operations| September 6, 2016

Bureau of Transportation Statistics releases first ever national transit map data

The national, openly available map of fixed-guideway and fixed-route transit service in America will allow the U.S. DOT to demonstrate the importance and role of transit in American society and to identify and address gaps in access to public transportation.

Government Issues| December 3, 2015

FTA initiative to help make Transit Oriented Development projects succesful

Has engaged Smart Growth America to run the technical assistance and provide a variety of planning and analysis tools.

Bus| October 2, 2014

Calif. agencies receive 'Ladders of Opportunity" funding for buses

San Diego MTS secured $18 million for the purchase of 45 Gillig buses, while the San Francisco MTA secured more than $9 million to purchase 12, 60-foot buses.
Bus| June 5, 2014

Fed program gives $100M to modernize, expand transit bus services

The funds are specifically for the purpose of connecting disadvantaged and low-income individuals, veterans, seniors, youths, and others with local workforce training, employment centers, healthcare and more.

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