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Press Releases

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August 16, 2018

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration (FTA) today announced that Michigan has obtained federal certification of its rail transit State Safety Oversight (SSO) Program ...

July 25, 2018

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration (FTA) today announced that Arkansas, Louisiana, Texas and Wisconsin have obtained federal certification of their rail transit State Safety Oversight (SSO) Programs, in...

July 18, 2018

WASHINGTON – Today, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Federal Transit Administration (FTA) issued two final regulations to strengthen the safety of public transportation systems, the Public Transportation Agency Safety Plan rule and the...

July 11, 2018

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration (FTA) today announced the opportunity to apply for $5 million in fiscal year 2018 competitive grant funding to support transit for Native American tribes and Alaska...

July 10, 2018

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration (FTA) today announced that North Carolina, Puerto Rico and Washington have obtained federal certification of their rail transit State Safety Oversight (SSO) Programs,...

June 25, 2018

SOMERVILLE, Mass. – U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) Secretary Elaine L. Chao was joined by FTA Acting Administrator K. Jane Williams, Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker, Congressman Michael Capuano, Congresswoman Katherine Clark, and state...

June 21, 2018

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (U.S. DOT) Federal Transit Administration (FTA) today announced the opportunity to apply for approximately $366.3 million in fiscal year 2018 competitive grant funding for transit bus projects...

June 13, 2018

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration (FTA) today announced that Oregon has obtained federal certification of its rail transit State Safety Oversight (SSO) Programs,...

June 13, 2018

PITTSBURGH – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (USDOT) Federal Transit Administration (FTA) Acting Administrator K. Jane Williams joined Pittsburgh officials today to celebrate a $3.6 million competitive grant award to the Port Authority of...

May 30, 2018

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (U.S. DOT) Federal Transit Administration (FTA) today issued a Private Investment Project Procedures (PIPP) Final Rule that describes new procedures to encourage private sector involvement in public...