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The Alliance Review
PARTA officials meet with Federal Transit Administration Published: May 27, 2016 3:00 PM Officials from the Portage Area Regional Tran
PARTA officials meet with Federal Transit Administration
The Alliance Review / Posted 4 days ago
Published: May 27, 2016 3:00 PM Officials from the Portage Area Regional Transportation Authority met with Marisol R. Simon, regional administrator for Federal Transit Administration Region 5,... Read more
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The Leader-Herald
Localities getting transit grantsfor residents and businesses, and continue moving regional economies forward."
Localities getting transit grants
The Leader-Herald / Posted 4 days ago
for residents and businesses, and continue moving regional economies forward." The funding comes from grants from the Federal Transit Administration. The money is administered by the New York State Department of Transportation. Funds are... Read more
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Boston Globe
Why subways in the Northeast are so troubledhistorically has been a great strength of this region. But over time, we underi
Why subways in the Northeast are so troubled
Boston Globe / Posted 4 days ago
historically has been a great strength of this region. But over time, we underinvested in maintenance and repair.” The Federal Transit Administration found that public transit systems have a backlog of $86 billion in critical maintenance... Read more
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The Hill
New regs for Friday: Child welfare, transportation, emissionspublic has 30 days to comment. The rules from the Transportation Department’s
New regs for Friday: Child welfare, transportation, emissions
The Hill / Posted 5 days ago
public has 30 days to comment. The rules from the Transportation Department’s Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and Federal Transit Administration (FTA) apply to city and statewide transportation plans. The rules go into effect in... Read more
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examiner.com
Metro problems, smart growth or smart messits upcoming safety and maintenance work, which it calls SafeTrack, directly ad
Metro problems, smart growth or smart mess
examiner.com / Posted 6 days ago
its upcoming safety and maintenance work, which it calls SafeTrack, directly addresses recommendations provided by both the Federal Transit Administration and National Transportation Safety Board to make safety repairs Metro has delayed for years.... Read more
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Orlando Sentinel
Webster: D.C. Metro should be more like Disney World monorailMetrorail safety , Webster, R-Winter Garden, told the heads of the Washington M
Webster: D.C. Metro should be more like Disney World monorail
Orlando Sentinel / Posted 7 days ago
Metrorail safety , Webster, R-Winter Garden, told the heads of the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority and the Federal Transit Administration that the solution to the system's rampant problems might be solved with a little help from the... Read more
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The Hill
Transportation chief creates special adviser for Metro safetyspecial adviser on Metro safety oversight. Thomson will begin her duties this
Transportation chief creates special adviser for Metro safety
The Hill / Posted 7 days ago
special adviser on Metro safety oversight. Thomson will begin her duties this week, according to the spokesman. The Federal Transit Administration (FTA), which falls under DOT, was granted temporary oversight of the beleaguered transit... Read more
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Houston Chronicle
Feds cancel Richmond rail fundinglong left for dead because of strong opposition and years of languishing, has l
Feds cancel Richmond rail funding
Houston Chronicle / Posted 8 days ago
long left for dead because of strong opposition and years of languishing, has lost its shot now for funding from the Federal Transit Administration. Culberson, a long-time opponent of the line proposed in his west Houston district because it... Read more
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Orange County Register
Tackling homelessness in O.C.have remained offline until mid-April – well past the brunt of the winter storm
Tackling homelessness in O.C.
Orange County Register / Posted 9 days ago
have remained offline until mid-April – well past the brunt of the winter storms. By working collaboratively with the Federal Transit Administration and Orange County Transportation Authority, we were able to activate the storm shelter on... Read more
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Baltimore Sun
Maryland's Paul Wiedefeld works to turn around Washington's Metroreminder to me that you have to put safety first," he said. Metro has been bro
Maryland's Paul Wiedefeld works to turn around Washington's Metro
Baltimore Sun / Posted 11 days ago
reminder to me that you have to put safety first," he said. Metro has been brought under the close supervision of the Federal Transit Administration. A woman was killed and 84 passengers were hospitalized last year when a train filled with... Read more
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Boston Globe
Federal official gives Green Line extension redesign initial OKof the beleaguered Green Line extension to Medford got a cursory thumbs up Frid
Federal official gives Green Line extension redesign initial OK
Boston Globe / Posted 11 days ago
of the beleaguered Green Line extension to Medford got a cursory thumbs up Friday from a federal transit official. But the Federal Transit Administration must still conduct a more thorough analysis of the project’s new form before its federal... Read more
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Houston Chronicle
Federal funding pulled for light rail line construction along Richmond Avenuelines, such as the Green and Purple lines that started operating last year. In
Federal funding pulled for light rail line construction along Richmond Avenue
Houston Chronicle / Posted 11 days ago
lines, such as the Green and Purple lines that started operating last year. In a letter released by Culberson’s office, Federal Transit Administration associate administrator Lucy Garliauskas said federal money is no longer available on the... Read more
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Your Hometown Lima Stations
South Shore gets OK to begin work to try to add 2nd trackCity. General Manager Michael Noland of the Northern Indiana Commuter Transpor
South Shore gets OK to begin work to try to add 2nd track
Your Hometown Lima Stations / Posted 12 days ago
City. General Manager Michael Noland of the Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District says the approval by the Federal Transit Administration shows the plan is viable and will improve transportation in the area. He says it puts the... Read more
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Finance and Commerce
Apartment owner sues over Southwest LRTWoods Conservation Association. The nonprofit was concerned about LRT impacts o
Apartment owner sues over Southwest LRT
Finance and Commerce / Posted 12 days ago
Woods Conservation Association. The nonprofit was concerned about LRT impacts on the 49-acre wooded Opus Hill area. The Federal Transit Administration, which released the Final Environmental Impact Report last week, will decide by the end of the... Read more
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FOX 28 South Bend
South Shore gets OK to begin work to try to add 2nd trackCity. General Manager Michael Noland of the Northern Indiana Commuter Transpor
South Shore gets OK to begin work to try to add 2nd track
FOX 28 South Bend / Posted 12 days ago
City. General Manager Michael Noland of the Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District says the approval by the Federal Transit Administration shows the plan is viable and will improve transportation in the area. He says it puts the... Read more
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The Mercury News
Poll: Santa Clara County voters favor taxing themselves to combat traffic woesfully funded, with financial assistance needed from Congress and the state Legi
Poll: Santa Clara County voters favor taxing themselves to combat traffic woes
The Mercury News / Posted 13 days ago
fully funded, with financial assistance needed from Congress and the state Legislature. This is common; four years ago the Federal Transit Administration sent $900 million to the VTA to make up for a funding gap in the BART extension from Fremont... Read more
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The Daily Record
DC Metro slows trains in 3 zones after safety directiveArea Transit Authority has imposed speed restrictions on trains in three zones
DC Metro slows trains in 3 zones after safety directive
The Daily Record / Posted 14 days ago
Area Transit Authority has imposed speed restrictions on trains in three zones to comply with a safety directive from the Federal Transit Administration. Metro announced Monday that the new restrictions were imposed late last week. The... Read more
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Hawaii News Now
HART Chair says estimates raising costs to $8.1 billion may led to shortened rail routesystem's route could result in penalties from the federal government. It comes
HART Chair says estimates raising costs to $8.1 billion may led to shortened rail route
Hawaii News Now / Posted 14 days ago
system's route could result in penalties from the federal government. It comes on the heels of a new projection from the Federal Transit Administration that the total cost to complete rail may reach $8.1 billion. "We need to be dealing with the... Read more
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Boston Globe
Feds tell MBTA to revise civil rights policiesThe Federal Transit Administration is requiring the MBTA to revise portions of
Feds tell MBTA to revise civil rights policies
Boston Globe / Posted 15 days ago
The Federal Transit Administration is requiring the MBTA to revise portions of its civil rights policies, including aspects of how the agency judges whether fare hikes or service cuts will impact low-income and minority communities more than other... Read more
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Finance and Commerce
Southwest LRT environmental statement released(Submitted image: Metropolitan Council) The Southwest light rail transit proje
Southwest LRT environmental statement released
Finance and Commerce / Posted 18 days ago
(Submitted image: Metropolitan Council) The Southwest light rail transit project reached a milestone Friday when the Federal Transit Administration released a 17,000-page Final Environmental Impact Statement for the $1.79 billion line. The document... Read more
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Roll Call
Metro Cutting Hours for Maintenanceoff commuting routes during the week. [Related: How Capitol Hill Will be Affec
Metro Cutting Hours for Maintenance
Roll Call / Posted 18 days ago
off commuting routes during the week. [Related: How Capitol Hill Will be Affected by Metro Repairs] Officials at the Federal Transit Administration Wednesday urged Metro to “take immediate action” on several problem areas along the Orange,... Read more
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The Daily Record
Feds order immediate repairs to Metro trackshave ordered immediate repairs to Washington's subway system to reduce the risk
Feds order immediate repairs to Metro tracks
The Daily Record / Posted 19 days ago
have ordered immediate repairs to Washington's subway system to reduce the risk of fire and smoke on the tracks. The Federal Transit Administration directed Metro on Wednesday to make repairs on three track segments. Last week, Metro's... Read more
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The Washington Times
D.C. Metro ‘finances worse than operations,’ privatization on the tablethat shook regional lawmakers and prompted one to suggest privatizing the long-
D.C. Metro ‘finances worse than operations,’ privatization on the table
The Washington Times / Posted 20 days ago
that shook regional lawmakers and prompted one to suggest privatizing the long-troubled transit agency. In addition, the Federal Transit Administration ordered Metro to make immediate repairs to prevent fires on the subway system’s tracks, just... Read more
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WGN TV Chicago
Summer Slowdown: What can Metra riders expect this summer?project will be paid for by UP and by funding provided to Metra by the Illinois
Summer Slowdown: What can Metra riders expect this summer?
WGN TV Chicago / Posted 20 days ago
project will be paid for by UP and by funding provided to Metra by the Illinois Department of Transportation and the Federal Transit Administration (FTA). BNSF – BNSF will replace about 19,000 ties on one of its main tracks between Chicago... Read more
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WVVA Bluefield
Feds order immediate repairs to Metro trackshave ordered immediate repairs to Washington's subway system to reduce the risk
Feds order immediate repairs to Metro tracks
WVVA Bluefield / Posted 20 days ago
have ordered immediate repairs to Washington's subway system to reduce the risk of fire and smoke on the tracks. The Federal Transit Administration directed Metro on Wednesday to make repairs on three track segments. Last week, Metro's... Read more
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Washington City Paper
FTA Directs Metro To Make ‘Urgent Repairs’ Along Three Track SegmentsSecretary Anthony Foxxsaid he had considered ordering Metro to stop service las
FTA Directs Metro To Make ‘Urgent Repairs’ Along Three Track Segments
Washington City Paper / Posted 20 days ago
Secretary Anthony Foxxsaid he had considered ordering Metro to stop service last week a dangerous track explosion, the Federal Transit Administration on Wednesday delivered Metro yet another letter telling it to take "immediate action"—this... Read more
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Lowell Sun
State officials move ahead with Green Line extensionextension. Both boards voted unanimously to send the redesigned plan, cost esti
State officials move ahead with Green Line extension
Lowell Sun / Posted 20 days ago
extension. Both boards voted unanimously to send the redesigned plan, cost estimate and revised project schedule to the Federal Transit Administration for review. The move means the project will move forward for the moment, but will still need... Read more
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FOX News
DC Metro faces complete shut down if safety directives aren't implementedby billowing smoke in the same place where moments before a train had passed th
DC Metro faces complete shut down if safety directives aren't implemented
FOX News / Posted 20 days ago
by billowing smoke in the same place where moments before a train had passed through. Foxx called the video "scary." The Federal Transit Administration issued a slew of safety directives over the weekend in response to the latest incident. One... Read more
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Boston Globe
How likely is it that the Green Line extension will actually get built?of that city’s $25 million contribution to the project. Beyond that, one of th
How likely is it that the Green Line extension will actually get built?
Boston Globe / Posted 21 days ago
of that city’s $25 million contribution to the project. Beyond that, one of the most pressing questions is whether the Federal Transit Administration will approve the T’s new cost estimate. On Monday, consultants presented a revised version of... Read more
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Park Record
Groundbreaking anticipated on Kimball Junction Transit Center in a few weeksbuilding, plaza and any additional features. A significant portion of the proje
Groundbreaking anticipated on Kimball Junction Transit Center in a few weeks
Park Record / Posted 21 days ago
building, plaza and any additional features. A significant portion of the project is slated to be complete by Nov. 15.The Federal Transit Administration awarded Park City Transit a $1.7 million grant last year for the $2.5 million project. Park... Read more
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Boston Globe
The Green Line extension is moving forward, but the saga is far from overa new 40- to 50-person internal MBTA team to oversee and lead it. The vote mea
The Green Line extension is moving forward, but the saga is far from over
Boston Globe / Posted 21 days ago
a new 40- to 50-person internal MBTA team to oversee and lead it. The vote means the state will submit the proposal to the Federal Transit Administration to vet the its new budget. The FTA agreed in 2014 to fund the then-$2 billion project in its... Read more
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Boston Globe
What a scaled-down Green Line extension would look likePollack said she thinks that the T could adjust any federal deadline if necessa
What a scaled-down Green Line extension would look like
Boston Globe / Posted 21 days ago
Pollack said she thinks that the T could adjust any federal deadline if necessary, since the project is headed to the Federal Transit Administration for review of the new changes. However, before the project ran off the rails last year, the... Read more
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The Hill
Transportation chief considered shuttering DC Metro after latest smoke incidentthe footage of the incidents as “scary”, said he ultimately decided not to clos
Transportation chief considered shuttering DC Metro after latest smoke incident
The Hill / Posted 21 days ago
the footage of the incidents as “scary”, said he ultimately decided not to close the system because his team and the Federal Transit Administration came up with what he described as a “sufficient” mitigation plan to reduce smoke and fire... Read more
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USA Today
DOT threatens to shut down D.C. Metroinspectors were denied access to a tunnel after a smoke problem at the Federal
DOT threatens to shut down D.C. Metro
USA Today / Posted 21 days ago
inspectors were denied access to a tunnel after a smoke problem at the Federal Center station Thursday, Foxx said. So the Federal Transit Administration issued a directive Saturday threatening a shutdown or reduced funding unless safety is... Read more
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Raw Story
US ‘seriously’ considered shutting down DC subway systemsubway employees to the explosion of a third-rail insulator and fire on Thursda
US ‘seriously’ considered shutting down DC subway system
Raw Story / Posted 21 days ago
subway employees to the explosion of a third-rail insulator and fire on Thursday showed major lapses by the system’s control center, the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) said in a directive. (Reporting by David Shepardson; Editing by Diane Cra... Read more
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Boston Herald
Green light for $2.3 billion MBTA extension plana scaled-down Green Line extension — if they can get federal approval for the p
Green light for $2.3 billion MBTA extension plan
Boston Herald / Posted 21 days ago
a scaled-down Green Line extension — if they can get federal approval for the project and find a way to pay for it. The Federal Transit Administration still must approve the new proposal, which would cost an estimated $2.3 billion to complete —... Read more
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Boston Herald
Green light for T plana scaled-down Green Line extension — if they can get federal approval for the p
Green light for T plan
Boston Herald / Posted 21 days ago
a scaled-down Green Line extension — if they can get federal approval for the project and find a way to pay for it. The Federal Transit Administration still must approve the new proposal, which would cost an estimated $2.3 billion to complete —... Read more
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The Washington Times
Riders blast Metro after track fire causes major delaybaby.” Similar smoke and fire incidents caused by electrical cables increasing
Riders blast Metro after track fire causes major delay
The Washington Times / Posted 22 days ago
baby.” Similar smoke and fire incidents caused by electrical cables increasingly have plagued Metro. On Saturday, the Federal Transit Administration noted that eight had occurred since April 23 as it issued safety directives requiring Metro to... Read more
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Boston Globe
State will move forward with scaled-down Green Line planand the MBTA’s fiscal control board voted to submit a $2.3 billion version of t
State will move forward with scaled-down Green Line plan
Boston Globe / Posted 22 days ago
and the MBTA’s fiscal control board voted to submit a $2.3 billion version of the Green Line light rail extension to the Federal Transit Administration, which will vet the proposal. The move represents a step forward for the project, but with... Read more
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Boston Globe
The Green Line extension is moving forward, but the saga is far from overMBTA team to oversee and lead the project. Monday’s vote means the state will
The Green Line extension is moving forward, but the saga is far from over
Boston Globe / Posted 22 days ago
MBTA team to oversee and lead the project. Monday’s vote means the state will submit the new project proposal to the Federal Transit Administration to vet the project’s new budget. The $2.3 billion assumption includes a budget gap of about... Read more
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Boston Herald
MBTA Green Line extension project budget balloons to $2.3Ban answer to where all the money comes from (to pay for it),” Pollack said. Th
MBTA Green Line extension project budget balloons to $2.3B
Boston Herald / Posted 22 days ago
an answer to where all the money comes from (to pay for it),” Pollack said. The new estimates also need approval of the Federal Transit Administration. Adding to the complexity: The budget is based on moving ahead with procurement at the same... Read more
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The Maui News
$500M in federal funds withheld for Oahu railHONOLULU (AP) - Federal officials are holding back a half-billion dollars slate
$500M in federal funds withheld for Oahu rail
The Maui News / Posted 22 days ago
HONOLULU (AP) - Federal officials are holding back a half-billion dollars slated for Honolulu's rail project. The Federal Transit Administration has blocked release of the past two fiscal years' worth of funds as the wait continues for an updated... Read more
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Washington City Paper
FTA: Metro Must Reduce Fire and Smoke Risks or Face PenaltiesAfter an arcing insulator showered sparks onto the platform of the Federal Cent
FTA: Metro Must Reduce Fire and Smoke Risks or Face Penalties
Washington City Paper / Posted 22 days ago
After an arcing insulator showered sparks onto the platform of the Federal Center SW station early Thursday, the Federal Transit Administration on Saturday ordered Metro to "take immediate action" to combat the risk of fire and smoke throughout the... Read more
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Kansas City InfoZine
U.S. Department of Transportation Celebrates Kansas City Streetcar Grand Openinglocal bus services throughout the downtown corridor. Kansas City, Mo - infoZin
U.S. Department of Transportation Celebrates Kansas City Streetcar Grand Opening
Kansas City InfoZine / Posted 22 days ago
local bus services throughout the downtown corridor. Kansas City, Mo - infoZine - The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration (FTA) Acting Administrator Carolyn Flowers joined Kansas City Mayor Sylvester “Sly” James Jr.... Read more
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The Daily Record
Safety steps ordered for DC Metro after mishandling of fireWASHINGTON — Describing a dramatic list of missteps by Metro during a response
Safety steps ordered for DC Metro after mishandling of fire
The Daily Record / Posted 22 days ago
WASHINGTON — Describing a dramatic list of missteps by Metro during a response to a station fire, the Federal Transit Administration issued a series of directives to the transit agency while threatening to shut down the system. The FTA, which took... Read more
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The Washington Times
Federal Transit Administration threatens to withhold funding, shut down MetroThe Federal Transit Administration has threatened to withhold funding from Metr
Federal Transit Administration threatens to withhold funding, shut down Metro
The Washington Times / Posted 22 days ago
The Federal Transit Administration has threatened to withhold funding from Metro and shut it down if it does not comply with safety directives issued by federal overseers on Saturday. The threat came just one day after Metro officials had announced... Read more
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The Kitsap Sun
Mason County looking at electric busesthe Department of Transportation to procure electric buses for transit agencies
Mason County looking at electric buses
The Kitsap Sun / Posted 23 days ago
the Department of Transportation to procure electric buses for transit agencies in rural communities, with funding from the Federal Transit Administration. "We are excited about the possibility of purchasing an electric bus," said Dannette Brannin,... Read more
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The Hill
Metro's mishaps raise scrutiny on safety agenciesone passenger and sickening dozens more. Here are the federal safety board's r
Metro's mishaps raise scrutiny on safety agencies
The Hill / Posted 23 days ago
one passenger and sickening dozens more. Here are the federal safety board's recommendations aimed at other entities: The Federal Transit Administration The agency was directed to issue regulatory standards for inspecting, maintaining and... Read more
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Boston Globe
In a rush to get going, officials ignored looming trouble with Green Line extensionsome federal officials had doubts about the T’s initial budgets, according to p
In a rush to get going, officials ignored looming trouble with Green Line extension
Boston Globe / Posted 23 days ago
some federal officials had doubts about the T’s initial budgets, according to progress reports on the project. In 2014, the Federal Transit Administration asked the T to increase the project budget from $1.6 billion to $1.99 billion — the figure... Read more
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FOX News
Washington DC Metro ordered to take 'urgent' safety steps after fireWASHINGTON – Describing a dramatic list of missteps by Metro during a response
Washington DC Metro ordered to take 'urgent' safety steps after fire
FOX News / Posted 23 days ago
WASHINGTON – Describing a dramatic list of missteps by Metro during a response to a station fire, the Federal Transit Administration issued a series of directives to the transit agency while threatening to shut down the system. The FTA, which took... Read more
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