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collage of transit images
Friday, August 5, 2016
The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) has launched an online dialogue to inform the agency on how it should position its research program to be forward-thinking to advance access and mobility nationwide. Read more in the...
Transit bus at bus testing facility in Altoona, PA
Monday, August 1, 2016
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration (FTA) today announced a Final Rule that will improve the process for ensuring the safety and reliability of new transit buses funded with FTA...
I-579 in downtown Pittsburgh
Friday, July 29, 2016
WASHINGTON – U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx announced today nearly $500 million will be made available for transportation projects across the country in the eighth round of the highly successful and competitive...
Train car in maintenance yard
Tuesday, July 26, 2016
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration (FTA) today announced a final rule requiring FTA grantees to develop management plans for their public transportation assets, including vehicles...
Seattle Metro electric bus
Tuesday, July 26, 2016
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration (FTA) today announced selections for an expanded Low or No-Emission (Low-No) Bus Competitive Grant Program that reflects growing interest in new...
Map of Hudson Tunnel project
Thursday, July 14, 2016
WASHINGTON – U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx announced today that two major infrastructure projects in the New York City area are now one step closer to qualifying for federal funding.  The U.S. Department of...
Chicago El train
Friday, July 8, 2016
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and Federal Transit Administration (FTA) jointly proposed a new rule this week that would improve coordination of multi-modal transportation planning...
Members of TRACS committee at meeting
Wednesday, July 6, 2016
The Federal Transit Administration recently published a Federal Register notice seeking nominations for up to 20 representatives from the public transportation safety community for TRACSmembership.
MTA transit worker in flooded tunnel
Wednesday, June 29, 2016
WASHINGTON – Today, Secretary Foxx announced the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) will allocate the final $834.6 million available in Hurricane Sandy disaster recovery funding. 
Purple Line route map
Wednesday, June 15, 2016
WASHINGTON – U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx today announced a Transportation Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (TIFIA) loan of $874.6 million to Purple Line Transit Partners, LLC, for implementation of the...

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