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Press Releases

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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

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...

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,...

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...

May 30, 2018

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration (FTA) today announced the allocation of $277.5 million in Emergency Relief funding for public transportation systems damaged by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria.

May 24, 2018

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announced today the availability of $25.8 million in grant funds to support transit planning efforts in communities across the country. The competitive grant...

May 22, 2018

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) recently issued a Notice of Funding Opportunity for $250 million in Positive Train Control (PTC) Systems Grants. 

May 15, 2018

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (USDOT) Federal Transit Administration (FTA) today announced the award of a $75 million grant to the Central Puget Sound Regional Transit Authority for the Tacoma Link Extension Project, which will...

May 15, 2018

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration (FTA) today announced a $75 million grant agreement with the Indianapolis Public Transportation Corporation (IndyGo) for a new Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) line. The IndyGo...

May 15, 2018

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