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Federal grants make the business case for sustainability

Bus| November 18, 2010
Several studies have come out showing that both developers and their potential customers are increasingly demanding walkable transit-accessible neighborhoods.

FMCSA puts two commercial bus companies out of service

Motorcoach| November 5, 2010
Both commercial bus companies must pay the entire civil penalty and take correction action to show they are in compliance with federal safety regulations before they can resume operations.
Motorcoach| October 25, 2010

GHG emission standards for buses, trucks unveiled

Projected to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by nearly 250 million metric tons and save 500 million barrels of oil over the lives of the vehicles produced within the program's first five years.
Motorcoach| October 19, 2010

FMCSA showcases roadside inspection technology

Held at FMCSA's Roadside Technology Corridor on Interstate 81 in Greene County, Tenn., the showcase provided a first-hand look at how state-of-the-art technology better equips state law enforcement as they conduct commercial motor vehicle safety inspections.
Rail| October 18, 2010

Fed: Refinancing Amtrak to save millions

The government will exercise early buyout options on 13 existing high-cost leases over the next three years. The $420 million up-front cost will save approximately $582 million in future payments, saving the taxpayer approximately $162 million.
Bus| July 12, 2010

Kent, Ohio's PARTA receives $20M TIGER grant

The new multimodal, regional facility is expected to be completed in October 2012.
Rail| July 12, 2010

N.C. receives first $20.3M for high-speed rail

Will serve as the first installment of the $545 million ARRA grant awarded to the state in January to continue its development of high-speed intercity rail.
Bus| June 22, 2010

U.S. DOT, HUD offers $75M for sustainable community planning

Together, departments will award up to $75 million in funding — $35 million in TIGER II Planning Grants and $40 million in Sustainable Community Challenge Grants — for localized planning activities that ultimately lead to projects that integrate transportation, housing and economic development.
Bus| April 22, 2010

Study examines transportation's role in reducing GHGs

Among specific findings, the reports suggests reducing the number of vehicle-miles traveled through a combination of strategies, including improved public transportation, coordinated transportation and land use strategies, and greater opportunities for walking and biking — practices emphasized in the Department's livability initiative — could reduce transportation greenhouse emissions 5 percent to 17 percent by 2030.
Bus| March 12, 2010

House passes bill to pay furloughed DOT workers

U.S. Department of Transportation workers were furloughed in early March when Sen. Jim Bunning (R-Ky) temporarily blocked funding for federal highway and transportation projects.

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