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Mt Vernon Square Metro station pylon
Thursday, August 18, 2016
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Federal Transit Administration (FTA) today announced in a letter to the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia departments of transportation and the Metropolitan...
Red Stop Signal for Metro Trains
Monday, August 15, 2016
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Federal Transit Administration (FTA) today issued a Safety Directive 16-5 to the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority  (WMATA) requiring the transit agency to...
CTA Track Works on Tracks
Friday, August 12, 2016
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Federal Transit Administration (FTA) today announced an opportunity to apply for $7 million in federal funding for projects that demonstrate innovative approaches to...
Subway Tracks
Thursday, August 11, 2016
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Federal Transit Administration (FTA) today issued the Public Transportation Safety Program final rule that establishes procedural rules for FTA to administer a...
Close-up of track
Monday, August 8, 2016
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration (FTA) today issued a Safety Directive to the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) requiring the transit agency to complete 12...
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...

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