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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...
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.


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