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$8B Rail Project Funding Should Stir Interest in 2024

In December, the FRA announced $8.1 billion in funding for passenger rail projects. The funding is a part of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Act that Congress passed several years ago, but the funding now is flowing aggressively.

Virginia Breeze Hits Ridership Record

Managed by the Virginia DRPT and funded through the FTA’s Intercity Bus Program, The Virginia Breeze is a vital intercity bus service connecting communities across the Commonwealth to larger cities and other major forms of transportation.

Battery-Electric Buses Could Be Best Option in Virginia, Report Finds

The report, “Alternative Fuels for Transit Buses: What’s the Best Option for Your Transit Agency? (Vol.1),” focuses on three alternative fuel choices — battery electric, CNG, and fuel-cell electric — and their ability to meet ridership needs as a sustainable solution for public transit.

DRPT Secures Grant to Test Rural Microtransit Services

Ridership continues to grow for microtransit services in two communities in Southwest Virginia and Hampton Roads following the completion of a pilot showing the effectiveness of on-demand transit services in rural areas.

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