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Federal Grants

November 22, 2019, 11am PST
WeGo Public Transit did not receive a grant to build a transit center, and transit advocates say it’s a sobering setback in light of the agency’s other budget challenges.
News Channel 5 Nashville
August 30, 2019, 6am PDT
The U.S. Department of Transportation this week announced the recipients of $225 million in project funding under the Competitive Highway Bridge Program. The program is reserved for projects located in mostly rural states.
U.S. Department Of Transportation
July 30, 2019, 1pm PDT
A federal grant puts Atlanta among the vanguard of cities introducing electric bus technology to the streets.
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
June 11, 2019, 7am PDT
The results of two recent investigations allege questionable ethical practices by U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao, connected to the secretary's family shipping business and marriage to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.
The New York Times
January 16, 2019, 6am PST
Effects of the partial shutdown of the federal government differ between state highway departments and local transit agencies. Some effects aren't yet apparent, but could be soon.
Governing
September 14, 2018, 9am PDT
The Pilot Program for Expedited Project Delivery reflects the Trump Administration's approach to public transit investments.
Federal Transit Administration
June 9, 2018, 7am PDT
The Federal government has awarded Illinois $132 million for new infrastructure around 75th street and 71st streets.
Chicago Tribune
April 19, 2017, 2pm PDT
The Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program is under the microscope. As the Trump Administration considers eliminating the program, the Urban Institute recommends a less-is-more approach.
Governing
April 16, 2017, 7am PDT
Northeastern University students provide some of the first comprehensive study into a widespread problem with the neglect of federal grant money.
Northeastern University
June 28, 2016, 9am PDT
The APA blog issues a call to action to promote park equity.
American Planning Association
February 28, 2016, 9am PST
Opposition to a bikeshare proposal in Raleigh, North Carolina, centers on whether enough people will use the system to justify its cost.
The News & Observer
November 26, 2015, 1pm PST
The latest round of funding for the Choice Neighborhoods program adds a new component—"Planning and Action Grants."
Next City
November 25, 2015, 2pm PST
A new study examines the question of how to achieve neighborhood transformation through the Choice Neighborhoods federal grant program.
Urban Institute
May 6, 2015, 5am PDT
A policy adopted earlier this year and due to go into effect next March would require states to plan for climate change before they are eligible to receive grant funding to plan for disasters.
The Hill
April 6, 2012, 12pm PDT
Pittsburgh is smoothing over the residue of its industrial past, turning an abandoned railway into a waterfront park, Paige Miller reports.
Smart Growth America
October 20, 2011, 1pm PDT
The money, part of a larger $930 million to be allocated nationwide for transit projects, will aid 16 new projects from facility maintanence to hybrid buses.
Detroit Free Press
October 11, 2011, 12pm PDT
The Obama Administration has decided to provide federal funding for a variety streetcar projects. Over the past few months, cities including San Antonio have proposed routes that will run through densely populated areas.
the transport politic
January 6, 2011, 9am PST
In his annual state-of-the-city speech, Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker highlighted what he sees as his most important accomplishment: a streetcar.
Deseret News
July 19, 2010, 1pm PDT
Charlotte just won $25 million in grants from the federal government to combine with $12 million of local funds to build a streetcar system. Some say it's a waste of money. This editorial from <em>The Charlotte Observer</em> argues its case.
The Charlotte Observer
February 18, 2010, 1pm PST
Officials in Atlanta are pushing forward with plans to build a streetcar, despite being left out of a recent federal stimulus-led package of transportation grants.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution