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Image of Van Ness BRT Station
Tuesday, December 27, 2016
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration today announced the award of $75 million in federal grant funds for construction of the Van Ness Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) Project, which will significantly...
Rendering of BRT station
Tuesday, December 20, 2016
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration (FTA) today announced the award of approximately $75 million to the Utah Transit Authority to build a 10.5-mile bus rapid transit (BRT) line that...
Rending of TEX Rail station
Thursday, December 15, 2016
FORT WORTH, Texas – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration (FTA) today announced a $499.39 million federal grant agreement with the Fort Worth Transportation Authority (FWTA) to build TEX Rail, a...
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

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