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Passengers board an MBTA subway
Monday, March 19, 2018
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration (FTA) today announced that Massachusetts and Hawaii have obtained federal certification of their rail transit State Safety Oversight (SSO)...
Passengers wait to board a MARTA bus
Friday, March 9, 2018
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation (US DOT) today announced the list of 41 recipients of nearly $500 million in discretionary grant funding for road, transit, maritime and rail projects through the Transportation...
DC Streetcar in service on H Street NE
Friday, February 23, 2018
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announced today that the District of Columbia has obtained federal certification for its rail transit State Safety Oversight (SSO) Program...
Commuter rail passengers
Tuesday, February 20, 2018
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) announced that it is accepting applications for $73 million in grant funding for projects that can strengthen intercity passenger...
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Wednesday, January 10, 2018
WASHINGTON – U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao today discussed the Department’s progress in advancing the release of Federal Automated Vehicle Policy (FAVP) 3.0, also known as A Vision for Safety 3.0, during her...
MBTA green line train
Thursday, December 21, 2017
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) today announced that it will issue $100 million in grant funding to the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) for its Green Line Extension (GLX) light rail...
Fond du Lac transit bus
Thursday, December 14, 2017
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration (FTA) today announced the award of approximately $5 million to help American Indian and Alaskan Native tribal governments initiate, continue and...
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...

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