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Category: Public Transport


Basic Services, Infrastructure, Public Transport, Public Works

Feds prep $500M program for transportation tech

September 19, 2022

Via: FCW

The process to award $500 million in federal grants that states and local governments can use to pay for cutting-edge transportation projects is slated to get underway later this month. Funding for the competitive program, dubbed Strengthening Mobility and Revolutionizing […]


Basic Services, Public Transport

Interruption to rail service could cost economy $2B per day, report says

September 12, 2022

Via: Transportation Today News

A newly released report from the Association of American Railroads (AAR) has found that interruption to the country’s rail service could impact economic output and cost more than $2 billion per day. A shutdown looms as unions continue to negotiate […]


Basic Services, Public Transport

FTA issues additional special directives to Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority after inspection

September 2, 2022

Via: Transportation Today News

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration (FTA) issued a new set of safety changes for the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) rail transit system following a safety inspection. The new changes are in addition to the ones announced […]


Basic Services, Public Transport

Minnesota receives $3.4M federal grant for six electric buses

August 25, 2022

Via: Transportation Today News

The Minnesota Department of Transportation announced Tuesday it had secured a $3.4 million federal grant for six electric buses. The new buses, MnDOT said, will replace six conventional gas-powered buses in rural transit systems in that state, including two buses […]


Basic Services, Public Transport

Presidential Emergency Board issues rail contract to avert strike

August 19, 2022

Via: Transportation Today News

The Presidential Emergency Board, the organization charged with helping to resolve contract differences between the U.S. Class I railroads and their unionized workforce, made its recommendations Tuesday in a report to the White House, the railroads, and organized labor. The […]


Basic Services, Public Transport

Transportation Department proposes improvements to disadvantaged business program regulations

July 25, 2022

Via: Transportation Today News

On Thursday, the U.S. Department of Transportation announced it would be modernizing the Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) and Airport Concession DBE (ACDBE) program regulations. Part of the federal government’s commitment to advancing equity and ensuring access to contracting opportunities, the […]


Basic Services, Public Transport

Mass transit agencies need to examine autonomous technologies, researchers find

June 8, 2022

Via: Transportation Today News

Mass transit authorities must examine how autonomous vehicle technologies will affect the operation of and the workforce driving public transportation, according to a policy brief by Traffic21, a transportation research institute at Carnegie Mellon University. The technology is not likely […]


Basic Services, Public Transport

Rhode Island begins construction of electric bus charging station

May 20, 2022

Via: Transportation Today News

The Rhode Island Public Transit Authority (RIPTA) recently began construction of the state’s first electric bus in-line charging station. The $6.7 million Electric Bus In-Line Charging Station will be located along the R-Line, RIPTA’s busiest route, connecting Providence and Pawtucket. […]


Basic Services, Public Transport

FTA awards $2.2B for frontline transportation workers

March 9, 2022

Via: Transportation Today News

The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) recently awarded $2.2 billion to 35 recipients in 18 states to help public transportation agencies pay for day-to-day operations as they continue to provide essential service for frontline workers. Funding is through the American Rescue […]


Basic Services, Public Transport

DHS adds cyber requirements for transportation industry

October 6, 2021

Via: FCW

Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas announced on Wednesday that the government will add requirements for cybersecurity information sharing to companies in the transportation sector. The move comes as DHS is in the midst of a 60-day “sprint” launched in September […]


Basic Services, Public Transport

New Report Explores Federal Government’s Potential to Accelerate Transportation Electrification

August 24, 2021

Via: Waste360

Transportation electrification is at top of mind for consumers and policymakers, and the shift to this technology will happen at scale in time. Electrifying federal fleets, the largest in the market, would accelerate the transition, helping to reduce oil dependency […]


Basic Services, Electric Utility, Public Transport, Public Utilities

Nevada passes clean energy bill requiring state to join RTO, accelerating $2B transmission project

June 2, 2021

Via: Utility Dive

SB 448, introduced by state Sen. Chris Brooks, a Democrat from Las Vegas, advances Nevada’s goal to reach 100% carbon-free resources by 2050, set in a 2019 bill that also raised the state’s Renewable Portfolio Standard to 50% by 2030. […]


Basic Services, Public Transport

Investing in Transportation

May 17, 2021

Via: American Infrastructure

As President Eisenhower pushed to build an interstate highway system across the nation, he traveled to Cadillac Square in Michigan in late 1954 and offered his vision of what this effort would mean. “We are pushing ahead with a great […]


Basic Services, Public Transport

Philadelphia-area transit agency to pilot late-night on-demand trips

May 5, 2021

Via: StateScoop

Night-shift workers who rely on public transportation in the Philadelphia region will soon have free on-demand access to public transit through a mobile app designed by Via, the transportation software company announced Wednesday. The Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority plans to […]


Basic Services, Public Transport

Active Transportation Alliance, transit officials discuss suburban transportation challenges

March 30, 2021

Via: NYC Streets Blog

The shortcomings of Chicago area public transit are self-evident to any suburban transit rider who has ever tried to get anywhere but the Loop. Metra lines all terminate at the Loop and their pre-pandemic schedules tended to favor suburb-to-Chicago commuters. […]


Basic Services, Public Transport

U.S. DOT Details the American Rescue Plan’s Benefits for Transportation

March 18, 2021

Via: American Infrastructure

Today the U.S. Department of Transportation highlights the transportation elements of the historic American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARP), which will provide immediate relief for American workers, help communities that are struggling in the wake of COVID-19, and ensure […]


Basic Services, Public Transport

State Legislation Would Reshape VTA Board

March 2, 2021

Via: NYC Streets Blog

Earlier this month, Assemblymember Marc Berman (D-Menlo Park) introduced legislation that dropped the proverbial hammer on the Santa Clara Valley Transit Authority (VTA), Assembly Bill 1091. The legislation would completely overhaul the VTA’s Board of Directors by shrinking the board, […]


Basic Services, Infrastructure, Public Transport, Public Works

Bill to Bring Billions for Bullet Train

February 18, 2021

Via: NYC Streets Blog

Fresno Congressmember Jim Costa has re-introduced a $32 billion bill to fund the completion of California’s High-Speed Rail project. “A modern infrastructure lays the foundation for a thriving economy,” said Costa in a statement about ‘HR 867: the High-Speed Rail […]


Basic Services, Public Transport

How to Electrify the Nation’s School Buses

February 10, 2021

Via: NYC Streets Blog

It will take a long time to electrify the nation’s bus fleet. But a new study says the right mix of financing measures and government subsidies could supercharge the nation’s school bus fleet within the decade. As the logistical challenges […]


Basic Services, Public Transport

Metra hints that it may eventually move to a less 9-to-5-focused train schedule

February 1, 2021

Via: NYC Streets Blog

Metra is a transit agency that provides commuter rail service largely geared towards people traveling between the suburbs and downtown Chicago for 9-to-5 jobs. It also offers limited commuter service within the city, as well as some near-rapid service between […]