Six transit projects receive federal grants to help with safety, track maintenance

The U.S. DOT’s Federal Transit Administration (FTA)  announced grant awards to six projects in six states totaling approximately $1.37 million in research funding through the Real-Time Asset Management Program. These projects will

SEPTA will use grant money on work-zone technology, complete streets project

The Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) has been awarded a total of $1.2 million through two competitive federal grants, the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) has announced. The grants will be made through

October Editorial: Once old is new again

I did not think I could look any better in my gray denim jacket with a wool collar, and the selfie proved it. “See, still looks good after all of these years,”

U.S. Department of Transportation announces final rule for PMO oversight

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration (FTA) today announced a final rule amending FTA regulations for Project Management Oversight (PMO) of transit capital investments. The final rule streamlines the PMO

Federal funding allocations announced for four transit infrastructure projects

The Trump Administration today announced a total of $400 million in federal funding will be allocated by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration (FTA) to four transit infrastructure projects in

Bells & Whistles—High-speed rail authority has its say

Two CN workers performing grade crossing work are struck and injured. Process has begun to permanently close railroad lift bridge in New Jersey. California High-Speed Rail Authority responds to bridge issue. FTA

Sacramento stakes reputation on shorter streetcar line

A shortened streetcar project is expected to protect the city of Sacramento’s reputation. Officials originally planned for a 4.4-mile line connecting West Sacramento Civic Center to Midtown Sacramento. However, when bids came

FTA provides Caltrain second installment of funding, which is not nearly enough

Caltrain will take whatever it can get at this point, and whenever it can get it. The Federal Transit Administration will be giving the struggling rail service another $15.3 million in aid.

St. Louis plans to take hard look at north-south light-rail line

St. Louis wants to take a closer look at a north-south transit expansion. Mayor Lyda Krewson announced the city would look to get a feasibility study going on a proposed line. The

New FTA guidance on transit joint development projects

The U.S. DOT’s Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announced new guidance that increases flexibility for transit agencies to work with developers to build projects that benefit transit systems and their communities. A notice