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Commuter rail vehicle driver
Friday, June 10, 2016
The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) is conducting a National Online Dialogue on preventing and mitigating transit worker assaults from June 13 to July 25, 2016. The online dialogue will provide public transportation...
Rendering of new BRT stop
Wednesday, June 1, 2016
COLUMBUS, Ohio – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration (FTA) today announced the award of $37.5 million in federal grant funds to the Central Ohio Transit Authority (COTA) for a new Bus Rapid...
FTA Acting Administrator testifies at House subcommittee on WMATA safety
Tuesday, May 24, 2016
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration’s (FTA) temporary safety oversight of the Washington Metropolitan Area Transportation Authority (WMATA) Metrorail system is seeing initial results across the...
Close-up of third rail
Friday, May 20, 2016
The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) this week issued Safety Advisory 16-2 to collect information from State Safety Oversight Agencies (SSOAs) regarding the condition and safety performance of contact rail (third rail)...
Buses on lifts in maintenance garage
Friday, May 20, 2016
The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) this week issued a Request for Comments to a compendium of existing public transportation safety standards and protocols.
FTA and Colorado officials wield shovels at the groundbreaking of the Southeast Rail Extension outside Denver
Tuesday, May 10, 2016
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration (FTA) today celebrated the groundbreaking of Denver’s Southeast Rail Extension Project, which will add to Colorado’s growing transit system by expanding light...
Group in front of streetcar
Friday, May 6, 2016
FTA Acting Administrator Carolyn Flowers today joined Kansas City Mayor Sylvester “Sly” James Jr. and other local officials to celebrate the opening of a two-mile streetcar line through the city’s revitalized downtown area.
Kansas City smart kiosk
Tuesday, May 3, 2016
The Federal Transit Administration today announced an opportunity to apply for $8 million in federal funding for projects that demonstrate innovative approaches to mobility issues in public transportation. 
Close-up of Mt. Vernon Square Metro pylon
Thursday, April 28, 2016
WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx announced the appointment of three new Federal representatives, each with considerable expertise in safety, to the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (...
Passengers with suitcases board RTD commuter rail train outside Denver International Airport
Friday, April 22, 2016
FTA Acting Administrator Carolyn Flowers joined top Colorado officials to open the University of Colorado A Line commuter rail service from downtown Denver to Denver International Airport. 

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