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Aerial image of light rail train surrounded by development
Monday, December 12, 2016
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration (FTA) today announced the selection of the cities of Birmingham, Charlotte, Albuquerque, Omaha and Tacoma to receive support in planning...
Closeup of rail electrical power system
Friday, December 9, 2016
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration (FTA) today issued Special Directive 17-1 to the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) requiring the transit agency to complete...
FTA Acting Administrator Carolyn Flowers at Jacksonville First Coast Flyer BRT event
Monday, December 5, 2016
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration (FTA) Acting Administrator Carolyn Flowers today joined other local officials to celebrate the opening of a new Bus Rapid Transit (BRT)...
FTA Executive Director Matthew Welbes testifying before House subcommittee
Friday, December 2, 2016
WASHINGTON – Thanks, in part to the temporary, direct and robust safety oversight of the Washington Metropolitan Area Transportation Authority (WMATA) Metrorail system by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit...
Zero-emission bus
Monday, November 28, 2016
WASHINGTON - Last week, FTA announced a $2.75 million opportunity for nonprofit organizations to apply for funding to facilitate the advancement, production, and deployment of zero-emission public transportation vehicle...
Bus shelter
Friday, October 28, 2016
LAS VEGAS – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration (FTA) Acting Administrator Carolyn Flowers today joined Nevada state and local officials to celebrate the completion of the Flamingo Corridor...
Young man with phone waiting at bus stop
Thursday, October 13, 2016
Grants will fund 19 technology-driven projects in local areas to fight congestion, increase connectivity and improve access to opportunity
Transit oriented development, Tacoma, WA
Tuesday, October 11, 2016
SAN FRANCISCO – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration (FTA) today announced that 16 organizations around the country will receive a share of $14.7 million in grants to support comprehensive...
Bus
Friday, October 7, 2016
Last week, FTA announced a $3 million opportunity for educational institutions to apply for funding to conduct testing, evaluation, and analysis of low- or no-emission components for use in transit buses. 
Durango Transit Bus
Monday, October 3, 2016
ASHEVILLE, NC – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration (FTA) Acting Administrator Carolyn Flowers today announced three Administrator’s Awards for Outstanding Public Transportation Service in Rural...

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