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New York awards communities $97.7M for alternative transportation projects

June 25, 2024

Via: Transportation Today News

The New York State Department of Transportation recently awarded more than 30 communities statewide $97.7 million in federal Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP) grants. The Transportation Alternatives Program provides funding to projects that enhance access to public transportation, provide safe routes […]


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Vermont communities receive $1.8M in transportation grants

June 19, 2024

Via: Transportation Today News

The Vermont Downtown Development Board recently awarded 11 downtowns and villages $1.8 million in Downtown Transportation Fund grants to support projects to improve safety, access, and transportation. “Vermont communities are working tirelessly to ensure our roads serve all modes of […]


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Pennsylvania launches Aviation Economic Impact Calculator

June 13, 2024

Via: Transportation Today News

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation recently unveiled the Aviation Economic Impact Calculator that will allow airports to view the economic impact of potential facility updates and activities. The tool will allow the state’s 120 public-use airports to calculate updated impacts […]


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FTA to award $316M in passenger ferry grants

April 19, 2024

Via: Transportation Today News

The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) will be awarding $316 million in grants to support and modernize passenger ferry service. Grants will be awarded through three programs. A total of $49 million will be awarded through the Electric or Low Emitting […]


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FTA announces $20.5B for transit agencies

April 8, 2024

Via: Transportation Today News

On Thursday, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announced that $20.5 billion in federal funding would be available to support public transit across the country. The funding, part of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, will be available to […]


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FHWA to award $44.5M in active transportation grants

March 21, 2024

Via: Transportation Today News

The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) recently opened the application period for up to $44.5 million in Active Transportation Infrastructure Investment Program grants. Active transportation mobility options are defined as those powered primarily by human energy and provide positive health impacts. […]


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Pennsylvania officials push transit budget proposal

March 20, 2024

Via: Transportation Today News

Pennsylvania state transportation officials and an operator from rabbittransit, a Pennsylvania regional public transportation provider, recently spoke about how Gov. Josh Shapiro’s budget proposal to invest in transit agencies would benefit Pennsylvanians. The proposal would invest an additional $282.8 million […]


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Pennsylvania seeks feedback on transit plan

March 4, 2024

Via: Transportation Today News

Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT), Westmoreland County Transit Authority (WCTA) and Westmoreland County Chamber of Commerce officials are encouraging the public to share feedback on the authority’s Transit Development Plan now through March 22. The plan is a strategic blueprint […]


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FTA announces Draft Environmental Impact Statement for Bus Terminal Replacement Project

February 6, 2024

Via: Transportation Today News

On Friday, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announced it would make a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey’s Bus Terminal project available. The DEIS relates to the […]


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FTA awards $64.2M grant to Seattle for rapid transit line

January 30, 2024

Via: Transportation Today News

On Friday, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announced it had awarded the Seattle Department of Transportation a $64.2 million construction grant for the city’s bus rapid transit line. The RapidRide J Line will provide fast, frequent […]


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FRA announces $8.2B in passenger rail projects

January 10, 2024

Via: Transportation Today News

On Monday, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) announced it had awarded $8.2 billion for 10 passenger rail projects, and identified corridors across the country for future development. The awarded, part of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Act, will […]


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DOT launches transportation innovation advisory committee

January 2, 2024

Via: Transportation Today News

On Friday, the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) announced it had launched a new advisory committee that will advise the Secretary of Transportation on transportation innovation. The 27 member Transforming Transportation Advisory Committee (TTAC) will provide Transportation Sec. Pete Buttigieg […]


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Transportation Department announces more than $8B for high-speed rail, pipeline grants

December 12, 2023

Via: Transportation Today News

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) announced Friday it had awarded $8.2 billion in grants for high-speed rail projects. The grants will fund 10 passenger rail projects across the country, officials said. Funded by the Federal State […]


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U.S. Department of Transportation announces $220M investment in ferry system

December 4, 2023

Via: Transportation Today News

On Thursday, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announced more than $220 million in grants to modernize American ferry systems. Part of the Bipartisan Infrastructure law, the program focuses on expanding ferry service in rural communities, helping […]


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FTA announces nearly $5M in grant funding to improve accessibility in transportation services

November 21, 2023

Via: Transportation Today News

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announced Wednesday that it will make approximately $4.7 million in grant funding available for project to improve accessibility in transportation services. Part of the FTA’s Innovative Coordinate Access and Mobility (ICAM) […]


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FTA looking for public comment on transit safety oversight rules

November 17, 2023

Via: Transportation Today News

On Wednesday, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announced it would open its proposed rules to strengthen state agencies’ ability to oversee rail transit in the United States. The Notice of Proposed Rulemaking would give State Safety […]


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Washington state transportation services partially restored after cyberattack

November 9, 2023

Via: StateScoop

The Washington Department of Transportation’s computer systems are partially back online after a security incident this week disrupted its website and mobile apps. A disclaimer at the top of the department’s homepage reads, “Portions of the website and mobile app […]


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FTA to update Public Transportation Safety Certification Training Program

October 31, 2023

Via: Transportation Today News

The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) recently announced a proposed update to a Public Transportation Safety Certification Training Program regulation. The change would expand refresher training requirements for mandatory participants and allow for greater flexibility in the curriculum to address changing […]


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First U.S. zero-emission, hydrogen passenger trains arrive in California

October 16, 2023

Via: Transportation Today News

On Thursday, Caltrans announced Stadler Rail, Inc. will deliver to it the first zero-emission, hydrogen intercity passenger train in North America. The $80 million contract will see Stadler deliver four trainsets to operate primarily between Merced and Sacramento on the […]


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New York makes $100M available for schools to adopt zero-emission buses

September 29, 2023

Via: Utility Dive

All new school buses sold in New York must be zero emission by 2027, and by 2035 the state requires all school buses in use to be emissions free. “The commitment of public funds and guidance released today puts New […]