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The Hill
Five takeaways from DC Metro’s emergency meetingbeen 66 red signal violations on Metro since 2012, with 10 occurring so far thi
Five takeaways from DC Metro’s emergency meeting
The Hill / Posted 2 days ago
been 66 red signal violations on Metro since 2012, with 10 occurring so far this year. A recent scathing report from the Federal Transit Administration found that Metro does not adequately investigate or work to prevent red signal... Read more
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The Arizona Republic
Tempe seeks to boost appeal of planned streetcars, add public art at stopsin President Barack Obama's budget proposal for 2017. However, Congress has yet
Tempe seeks to boost appeal of planned streetcars, add public art at stops
The Arizona Republic / Posted 3 days ago
in President Barack Obama's budget proposal for 2017. However, Congress has yet to act on the funding proposal. The Federal Transit Administration earlier this year made the recommendation to include the Tempe streetcar in the federal... Read more
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NBC Washington
Metro Holding Meeting on Safety After String of Issueswake of problems including the silver line derailment near East Falls Church an
Metro Holding Meeting on Safety After String of Issues
NBC Washington / Posted 3 days ago
wake of problems including the silver line derailment near East Falls Church and a series of problematic findings from the Federal Transit Administration. The Federal Transit Administration found in a report earlier this month that Metro track... Read more
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The Columbian
Expert: Transit cost estimates get betteroffering hope that programs such as Sound Transit 3 can avoid disastrous overru
Expert: Transit cost estimates get better
The Columbian / Posted 4 days ago
offering hope that programs such as Sound Transit 3 can avoid disastrous overruns, a leading world expert says. The U.S. Federal Transit Administration in particular is taking seriously its mission to supervise local projects that receive federal... Read more
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The Seattle Times
Megaproject expert: Transit-cost estimates getting more realistichope that programs such as Sound Transit 3 (ST3) can avoid disastrous overruns,
Megaproject expert: Transit-cost estimates getting more realistic
The Seattle Times / Posted 5 days ago
hope that programs such as Sound Transit 3 (ST3) can avoid disastrous overruns, a leading world expert says. The U.S. Federal Transit Administration (FTA) in particular is taking seriously its mission to supervise local projects that receive... Read more
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The Daily Record
FTA to spend $900K to hire new Metro inspectorsnew Metro inspectors ROCKVILLE — In order to ensure the Metro system is follow
FTA to spend $900K to hire new Metro inspectors
The Daily Record / Posted 9 days ago
new Metro inspectors ROCKVILLE — In order to ensure the Metro system is following through on safety recommendations, the Federal Transit Administration says it's spending $900,000 in funds designated for regional transportation departments to... Read more
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NBC Washington
FTA to Spend $900K to Hire New Metro InspectorsIn order to ensure the Metro system is following through on safety recommendati
FTA to Spend $900K to Hire New Metro Inspectors
NBC Washington / Posted 9 days ago
In order to ensure the Metro system is following through on safety recommendations, the Federal Transit Administration says it's spending $900,000 in funds designated for regional transportation departments to hire new inspectors. Media outlets... Read more
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The Hill
Feds funnel nearly $1M toward DC Metro safety effortsThe Federal Transit Administration (FTA) plans to shift nearly $1 million towar
Feds funnel nearly $1M toward DC Metro safety efforts
The Hill / Posted 9 days ago
The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) plans to shift nearly $1 million toward safety efforts for Washington’s troubled Metrorail system. ADVERTISEMENT “This action will give them immediate access to competent personnel who have already been on... Read more
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Hawaii News Now
State and city lawmakers weigh in on funding options for railRepresentative Gregg Takayama. Later this month, city and rail leaders will tr
State and city lawmakers weigh in on funding options for rail
Hawaii News Now / Posted 9 days ago
Representative Gregg Takayama. Later this month, city and rail leaders will travel to San Francisco to meet with the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) to talk about its recovery plan. There, HART officials plan to ask about a federal... Read more
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The Hill
DC Metro police launch criminal investigation into train derailmentrail ties, which led the tracks to become too far apart, contributed to the der
DC Metro police launch criminal investigation into train derailment
The Hill / Posted 10 days ago
rail ties, which led the tracks to become too far apart, contributed to the derailment. But a damning report from the Federal Transit Administration found that Metro workers were only inspecting the crossover tracks once a month instead of... Read more
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The Mercury News
BART to San Jose gets funding promiseSan Jose that is now under construction: Get a long-term commitment from Sacram
BART to San Jose gets funding promise
The Mercury News / Posted 10 days ago
San Jose that is now under construction: Get a long-term commitment from Sacramento (more than $800 million), go to the Federal Transit Administration for more ($900 million), and fill in the financial gaps with local taxes. That 10-mile... Read more
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Mountain View Voice
Caltrain electrification project gets $20 million CalSTA grantdelegation announced Monday that the electrification project was one of two pro
Caltrain electrification project gets $20 million CalSTA grant
Mountain View Voice / Posted 11 days ago
delegation announced Monday that the electrification project was one of two projects accepted into the engineering phase of the Federal Transit Administration Core Capacity Program, which is expected to provide $643 million toward t... Read more
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Palo Alto Weekly
Caltrain electrification project gets $20 million CalSTA grantdelegation announced Monday that the electrification project was one of two pro
Caltrain electrification project gets $20 million CalSTA grant
Palo Alto Weekly / Posted 11 days ago
delegation announced Monday that the electrification project was one of two projects accepted into the engineering phase of the Federal Transit Administration Core Capacity Program, which is expected to provide $643 million toward t... Read more
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The Youngstown Vindicator
Fed agency: Closed Cleveland Public Square could violate funding agreementGreater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority get about $140 million in grants.
Fed agency: Closed Cleveland Public Square could violate funding agreement
The Youngstown Vindicator / Posted 11 days ago
Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority get about $140 million in grants. The Plain Dealer in Cleveland reports the Federal Transit Administration sent a letter to RTA CEO Joe Calabrese last week claiming a 2004 funding deal stated that the... Read more
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Savannah Morning News
CAT board awards contract for Savannah City Hall ferry dock replacementof the cost for the replacement project — 80 percent, or just less than $300,00
CAT board awards contract for Savannah City Hall ferry dock replacement
Savannah Morning News / Posted 11 days ago
of the cost for the replacement project — 80 percent, or just less than $300,000 — will be funded with a grant from the Federal Transit Administration. The remaining 20 percent will be covered with a local match of $74,835 from the Savannah... Read more
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Your Hometown Lima Stations
Agency: Closed Public Square could violate funding agreementTransit Authority get about $140 million in grants. The Plain Dealer in Clevel
Agency: Closed Public Square could violate funding agreement
Your Hometown Lima Stations / Posted 11 days ago
Transit Authority get about $140 million in grants. The Plain Dealer in Cleveland reports (http://bit.ly/2aSLY1v ) the Federal Transit Administration sent a letter to RTA CEO Joe Calabrese last week claiming that a 2004 funding deal stated that... Read more
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The Mercury News
BART to San Jose gets funding promiseSan Jose that is now under construction: Get a long-term commitment from Sacram
BART to San Jose gets funding promise
The Mercury News / Posted 11 days ago
San Jose that is now under construction: Get a long-term commitment from Sacramento (more than $800 million), go to the Federal Transit Administration for more ($900 million) and fill in the financial gaps with the local contributions. That... Read more
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Roll Call
Metro Adds Weekend Shutdowns to Maintenance Planon weekends when two or three stations will close completely. The move came af
Metro Adds Weekend Shutdowns to Maintenance Plan
Roll Call / Posted 11 days ago
on weekends when two or three stations will close completely. The move came after Metro weathered criticism from the Federal Transit Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board for the July 29 derailment near the East Falls... Read more
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Savannah Morning News
CAT board awards contract for City Hall ferry dock replacementof the costs for the replacement project — 80 percent, or just less than $300,0
CAT board awards contract for City Hall ferry dock replacement
Savannah Morning News / Posted 12 days ago
of the costs for the replacement project — 80 percent, or just less than $300,000 — will be funded with a grant from the Federal Transit Administration. The remaining 20 percent will be covered with a local match of $74,835 from the Savannah... Read more
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Crain's Chicago Business
Uber and Lyft want to replace public busesAmericans spent $15 billion in fares on public transportation at the 850 public
Uber and Lyft want to replace public buses
Crain's Chicago Business / Posted 12 days ago
Americans spent $15 billion in fares on public transportation at the 850 public transit agencies that share data with the Federal Transit Administration. The operating expenses at those agencies was $42 billion. Much of the remaining 65 percent of... Read more
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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Car-ride services, bus lines mergingAmericans spent $15 billion in fares on public transportation at the 850 public
Car-ride services, bus lines merging
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Posted 12 days ago
Americans spent $15 billion in fares on public transportation at the 850 public transit agencies that share data with the Federal Transit Administration. The operating expenses at those agencies was $42 billion. Much of the remaining 65 percent of... Read more
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The Economic Times
Uber and Lyft want to replace public busesAmericans spent $15 billion in fares on public transportation at the 850 public
Uber and Lyft want to replace public buses
The Economic Times / Posted 12 days ago
Americans spent $15 billion in fares on public transportation at the 850 public transit agencies that share data with the Federal Transit Administration. The operating expenses at those agencies was $42 billion. Much of the remaining 65 percent of... Read more
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NBC Washington
Metro Trains Ran Stop Signals 68 Times in 4.5 YearsA new report from the Federal Transit Administration said Metro trains ran thro
Metro Trains Ran Stop Signals 68 Times in 4.5 Years
NBC Washington / Posted 13 days ago
A new report from the Federal Transit Administration said Metro trains ran through stop signals 68 times in 4 ½ years. With the finding, the FTA safety directive instructs Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority to address 11 actions and... Read more
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Finance and Commerce
Uber and Lyft want to replace public busesAmericans spent $15 billion in fares on public transportation at the 850 public
Uber and Lyft want to replace public buses
Finance and Commerce / Posted 13 days ago
Americans spent $15 billion in fares on public transportation at the 850 public transit agencies that share data with the Federal Transit Administration. The operating expenses at those agencies was $42 billion. Much of the remaining 65 percent of... Read more
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Baltimore Sun
Uber and Lyft want to replace public busesAmericans spent $15 billion in fares on public transportation at the 850 public
Uber and Lyft want to replace public buses
Baltimore Sun / Posted 13 days ago
Americans spent $15 billion in fares on public transportation at the 850 public transit agencies that share data with the Federal Transit Administration. The operating expenses at those agencies was $42 billion. Much of the remaining 65 percent of... Read more
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Daily Press
Uber and Lyft want to replace public busesAmericans spent $15 billion in fares on public transportation at the 850 public
Uber and Lyft want to replace public buses
Daily Press / Posted 13 days ago
Americans spent $15 billion in fares on public transportation at the 850 public transit agencies that share data with the Federal Transit Administration. The operating expenses at those agencies was $42 billion. Much of the remaining 65 percent of... Read more
6 related stories
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Newsmax
Uber, Lyft Want to Replace Public Buses in Metropolitan AreasAmericans spent $15 billion in fares on public transportation at the 850 public
Uber, Lyft Want to Replace Public Buses in Metropolitan Areas
Newsmax / Posted 13 days ago
Americans spent $15 billion in fares on public transportation at the 850 public transit agencies that share data with the Federal Transit Administration. The operating expenses at those agencies was $42 billion. Much of the remaining 65 percent of... Read more
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Crain's New York Business
Don't bet on ever seeing a cross-harbor freight tunnelcompletion of any cross harbor freight tunnel. Larry Penner Great Neck, N.Y.T
Don't bet on ever seeing a cross-harbor freight tunnel
Crain's New York Business / Posted 13 days ago
completion of any cross harbor freight tunnel. Larry Penner Great Neck, N.Y.The writer is a transportation historian and advocate who worked 31 years for the U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Transit Administration Region 2 New York off... Read more
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Beverly Hills Courier
Beverly Hills News – Metro Must Answer $200 Million Question After Judge Wu Maintains Federal ApprovalDist. v. Fed. Transit Admin., et. al. In Judge Wu’s 216-page tentative ruling,
Beverly Hills News – Metro Must Answer $200 Million Question After Judge Wu Maintains Federal Approval
Beverly Hills Courier / Posted 15 days ago
Dist. v. Fed. Transit Admin., et. al. In Judge Wu’s 216-page tentative ruling, issued on Feb. 1, the court found that the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) acted in an “arbitrary and capricious manner” with respect to the environmental effects... Read more
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The Hill
Feds get new powers to improve transit safetyThe Federal Transit Administration (FTA) is getting new tools to aid its missio
Feds get new powers to improve transit safety
The Hill / Posted 15 days ago
The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) is getting new tools to aid its mission to improve safety at federally funded public transportation systems, including Washington, D.C.'s troubled Metrorail system. The Department of Transportation (DOT)... Read more
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Mountain View Voice
Deadline for input on new paratransit contract loomsroutes. But the VTA Board of Directors could elect to change its policy, Vogel
Deadline for input on new paratransit contract looms
Mountain View Voice / Posted 18 days ago
routes. But the VTA Board of Directors could elect to change its policy, Vogel said, and that isn't unprecedented. Under Federal Transit Administration rules paratransit services must be offered within three quarters of a mile of a fixed route.... Read more
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The Hill
New regs for Thursday: Pittsburgh Steelers, public transportation, livestockGuard wrote. The safety zone will be in effect on Aug. 12. The DOT announced
New regs for Thursday: Pittsburgh Steelers, public transportation, livestock
The Hill / Posted 18 days ago
Guard wrote. The safety zone will be in effect on Aug. 12. The DOT announced Wednesday new safety rules that will allow the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) to "monitor, oversee and enforce transit safety." The rules go into effect in 30 d... Read more
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Palo Alto Weekly
Deadline for input on new paratransit contract loomsroutes. But the VTA Board of Directors could elect to change its policy, Vogel
Deadline for input on new paratransit contract looms
Palo Alto Weekly / Posted 18 days ago
routes. But the VTA Board of Directors could elect to change its policy, Vogel said, and that isn't unprecedented. Under Federal Transit Administration rules paratransit services must be offered within three quarters of a mile of a fixed route.... Read more
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The Washington Times
D.C. Metro stop-signal violations pose grave danger, prompt federal probea command. Two red-light violations by subway train operators last month have
D.C. Metro stop-signal violations pose grave danger, prompt federal probe
The Washington Times / Posted 18 days ago
a command. Two red-light violations by subway train operators last month have drawn attention to Metro safety, even as the Federal Transit Administration is investigating more than 50 “stop signal overrun incidents” since 2012. “Stop signal... Read more
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The Columbian
C-Tran to decline $310,000 grantfind a vendor that meets the standard. Tuesday night, C-Tran staff will ask it
C-Tran to decline $310,000 grant
The Columbian / Posted 19 days ago
find a vendor that meets the standard. Tuesday night, C-Tran staff will ask its board to approve plans to drop the Federal Transit Administration grant and fund the entire facility surveillance system locally. “I’ve heard stories recently... Read more
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NBC San Diego
SANDAG Making $7 Million in Transportation Grants Availablefor seniors and people with disabilities. Two sources produced the available g
SANDAG Making $7 Million in Transportation Grants Available
NBC San Diego / Posted 19 days ago
for seniors and people with disabilities. Two sources produced the available grant funds are TransNet and the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) Enhanced Mobility Program (Section 5310). Funds from the TransNet program must be used... Read more
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WVVA Bluefield
Safety deficiencies remain despite Metro track workstill isn't doing enough to emphasize safety during its 9-month effort to rebui
Safety deficiencies remain despite Metro track work
WVVA Bluefield / Posted 20 days ago
still isn't doing enough to emphasize safety during its 9-month effort to rebuild tracks and catch up on maintenance. The Federal Transit Administration issued a report on Monday and directed Metro to take a dozen steps to address safety... Read more
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The Hill
Feds slam DC Metro's track inspection programin Washington Metrorail's track inspection program, according to a scathing new
Feds slam DC Metro's track inspection program
The Hill / Posted 20 days ago
in Washington Metrorail's track inspection program, according to a scathing new report from federal investigators. The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) released its finding Monday, along with a safety directive requiring Metro to correct a... Read more
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Finance and Commerce
Southwest LRT costs continue to climbfunding during the 2016 legislative schedule to stay on time, avoid delay costs
Southwest LRT costs continue to climb
Finance and Commerce / Posted 20 days ago
funding during the 2016 legislative schedule to stay on time, avoid delay costs and remain a strong project with the [Federal Transit Administration].” The FTA last month approved the environmental work on the project, making the project... Read more
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The Daily Record
Signing event for $900M in Purple Line funds postponed indefinitelyin Maryland. Citing an email Thursday from the Maryland Department of Transport
Signing event for $900M in Purple Line funds postponed indefinitely
The Daily Record / Posted 23 days ago
in Maryland. Citing an email Thursday from the Maryland Department of Transportation, the Washington Post reports that the Federal Transit Administration postponed the Monday signing event indefinitely. The signing event would have clinched... Read more
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The Hill
DC Metro wasn’t adequately inspecting tracks before train derailmentderailment near the East Falls Church platform on July 29, releasing a brief re
DC Metro wasn’t adequately inspecting tracks before train derailment
The Hill / Posted 24 days ago
derailment near the East Falls Church platform on July 29, releasing a brief report to the public. ADVERTISEMENT The Federal Transit Administration is also expected to release a report on the derailment. Although the NTSB did not determine... Read more
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FOX 8 New Orleans
$170M Baton Rouge tram project one step closer to realitydowntown Baton Rouge and LSU has taken another step closer to reality. The Adv
$170M Baton Rouge tram project one step closer to reality
FOX 8 New Orleans / Posted 24 days ago
downtown Baton Rouge and LSU has taken another step closer to reality. The Advocate reports (http://bit.ly/2aKYgXH) the Federal Transit Administration issued a report Friday that the project would have no significant environmental impact on the... Read more
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South Sound Business Examiner
Sound Transit picks Omaha firm for LinkLink with Sound Transit tax revenues and contributions from City of Tacoma. The
Sound Transit picks Omaha firm for Link
South Sound Business Examiner / Posted 24 days ago
Link with Sound Transit tax revenues and contributions from City of Tacoma. There is also a $75 million grant from the Federal Transit Administration plus $33 million in other federal and state grants. Construction is expected to start in... Read more
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The Williamsport Sun-Gazette
Trade and Transit II and Midtown Landing near grand openingNichols said. This project required no general fund money from the city and pr
Trade and Transit II and Midtown Landing near grand opening
The Williamsport Sun-Gazette / Posted 24 days ago
Nichols said. This project required no general fund money from the city and primarily was paid for through funds from the Federal Transit Administration and state Department of Transportation, along with money from the state Office of Budget... Read more
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Dallas Morning News
Downtown leaders want new DART line to be a subway, but agency is sticking with street-level routealignment in coming weeks if the traffic effects won't be known. "It's more of
Downtown leaders want new DART line to be a subway, but agency is sticking with street-level route
Dallas Morning News / Posted 24 days ago
alignment in coming weeks if the traffic effects won't be known. "It's more of a head nod," Salin said. DART hopes the Federal Transit Administration will pay for half of the project. Many have asked why the agency isn't seeking more money from... Read more
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Lehigh Acres Citizen
Public workshops set to help shape LeeTran’s plan for futureCrawford at Tindale Oliver, 135 W. Central Blvd., Suite 450, Orlando, FL 32801.
Public workshops set to help shape LeeTran’s plan for future
Lehigh Acres Citizen / Posted 25 days ago
Crawford at Tindale Oliver, 135 W. Central Blvd., Suite 450, Orlando, FL 32801. Lee County operates in compliance with Federal Transit Administration program requirements and ensures that transit services are made available and equitably... Read more
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KVUE-TV Austin
Forbes article calls MetroRail failure, government wastesaid Beyer. He admittedly isn't a fan of rail and decided to take a closer loo
Forbes article calls MetroRail failure, government waste
KVUE-TV Austin / Posted 25 days ago
said Beyer. He admittedly isn't a fan of rail and decided to take a closer look at CapMetro's' numbers via the Federal Transit Administration (FTA), which lead to his conclusion. "When you break down the math of the FTA, ridership... Read more
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Deseret News
Electric bus provides glimpse of UTA's near futureSalt Lake County, the Utah Transit Authority received a $5.4 million low- or no
Electric bus provides glimpse of UTA's near future
Deseret News / Posted 26 days ago
Salt Lake County, the Utah Transit Authority received a $5.4 million low- or no-emission vehicle deployment grant from the Federal Transit Administration earlier this year for the purchase of the five electric buses. "We hope to make zero... Read more
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Finance and Commerce
Appeals court halts Route 66 transitand ruin the car-friendly persona of the largest urban stretch of Route 66 in t
Appeals court halts Route 66 transit
Finance and Commerce / Posted 26 days ago
and ruin the car-friendly persona of the largest urban stretch of Route 66 in the country. The appeals court gave the Federal Transit Administration and the city of Albuquerque until Tuesday to respond to an appeal by a coalition of... Read more
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