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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)...
Picture of light rail
Monday, July 31, 2017
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (U.S. DOT) Federal Transit Administration (FTA) today announced a proposal to facilitate public-private partnerships in public transportation.
Picture of bus
Wednesday, July 12, 2017
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration (FTA) today announced the opportunity to apply for approximately $226.5 million in competitive grant funding for transit bus projects nationwide.
CTA staff work on subway tracks in Chicago
Monday, June 19, 2017
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Federal Transit Administration (FTA) has notified the 30 states where rail transit systems operate that federal law requires they establish an FTA-certified State Safety...
Passenger walks along MARC train platform
Wednesday, May 31, 2017
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Railroad Administration and Federal Transit Administration today announced the grant recipients who will receive $197 million in competitive grant funding to help commuter and...
Low-No bus
Thursday, April 27, 2017
FTA today announced the opportunity to apply for up to $55 million in competitive grant funds through FTA’s Low or No Emission (Low-No) Bus Program.
WMATA subway rounds a bend
Friday, February 10, 2017
WASHINGTON – The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) has notified the transit systems in the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia that effective immediately it will withhold five percent of Fiscal Year 2017 transit...
Low emission bus
Thursday, January 19, 2017
FTA today announced the selection of The Ohio State University and Auburn University to receive up to $3 million in FY2016 funding though the Low and No-Emission Component Assessment Program.

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