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TRAX light rail in Salt Lake City
Friday, November 17, 2017
WASHINGTON– The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration (FTA) today announced that Utah is the third state to obtain federal certification of its rail transit State Safety Oversight (SSO) Program.  In...
Passengers in front of Metro Transit train
Wednesday, October 11, 2017
U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao today announced that Minnesota is the second of 30 states to receive FTA certification for its State Safety Oversight (SSO) Program. Federal law requires states with rail transit...
Picture of Low-No bus
Friday, September 15, 2017
The Federal Transit Administration today announced $55 million in grant selections through the Low or No Emission (Low-No) Vehicle program, which funds the development of transit buses and infrastructure that use advanced fuel...
TRAX light rail train at station
Wednesday, September 6, 2017
The U.S. Department of Transportation today announced the opportunity for state and local stakeholders to apply for $500 million in discretionary grant funding through the Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (...
Fond du Lac transit bus
Wednesday, August 30, 2017
FTA announced last week the Pilot Program for Nonprofit Cooperative Procurements and is accepting expressions of interest from eligible nonprofit entities to participate. The pilot program aims to demonstrate the effectiveness of...
Tuesday, August 29, 2017
K. Jane Williams has been appointed Deputy Administrator of the Federal Transit Administration (FTA). Williams will help lead the agency within the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) that funds public transportation systems...
Greater Cleveland RTA train at platform
Tuesday, August 29, 2017
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Federal Transit Administration (FTA) is again notifying the states where rail transit systems operate that federal law requires they establish an FTA-certified State Safety Oversight...
Secretary Chao signs the Purple Line Federal Funding Grant Agreement
Monday, August 28, 2017
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration (FTA) today announced a $900 million federal grant agreement for the Maryland Purple Line Light Rail Project. The light rail line will make travel across...
Staten Island Ferry
Wednesday, August 23, 2017
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration (FTA) today announced the opportunity to apply for approximately $30 million in Fiscal Year 2017 competitive grant funding for passenger ferry projects...
Wednesday, August 2, 2017
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (U.S. DOT) Federal Transit Administration (FTA) has issued a Record of Decision (ROD) that formally adopts the Federal Railroad Administration’s (FRA) Environmental Impact Statement (EIS)...

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