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White Honolulu Skyline train on elevated track.

Hawai’i Transportation Projects Receive Federal Grants

State officials say they need around $15 billion to mitigate the impacts of rising seas.

February 28, 2024 - Honolulu Civil Beat

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FTA Proposes Measures to Prevent Transit Operator Fatigue

Public transit is the only type of transportation not already subject to ‘hours of service’ and fatigue risk management regulations.

November 28, 2023 - Safety & Health

Two red San Diego trolley cars at Santa Fe Depot station with high-rise buildings in background.

Federal Grant Supports Rail Vehicle Modernization

The Federal Transit Administration announced a new round of Rail Vehicle Replacement grants.

October 13, 2023 - Smart Cities Dive

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FTA Announces Tribal Transit Program Grants

The agency awarded close to $10 million to 22 communities around the country for transit improvements.

September 27, 2023 - Mass Transit

Amtrak train coming out of stone tunnel

New York-to-New Jersey Tunnel to Break Ground

The long-delayed new tunnel linking New York and New Jersey will begin construction in the next month.

August 13, 2023 - Bloomberg CityLab

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FTA Announces $1.7 Billion in Clean Transit Grants

The grant funding fell far short of the $8.7 billion requested by transit agencies.

June 27, 2023 - Smart Cities Dive

A sign indicates closures on the New York Subway as the result of heavy rainfall from the remnants of Hurricane Ida.

FTA Announces Disaster Relief Funding for Transit

A $212 million program is aimed at helping transit agencies and cities affected by flooding, hurricanes, fires, and other disasters maintain transit operations and boost the resilience of their systems.

March 27, 2023 - Smart Cities Dive

Protected Bike Lane

FTA Waives Local Funding Match for Complete Streets Projects

Local and state agencies can apply for federal Complete Streets funding without matching funds until 2026.

March 17, 2023 - Smart Cities Dive

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New Round of Federal Clean Transit Funding Announced

Two federal grants will award close to $1.7 billion to state and local agencies to replace aging transit fleets and boost workforce development initiatives.

January 30, 2023 - U.S. Department Of Transportation

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Feds Award $13 Million for Transit Oriented Development

The Federal Transit Administration selected 19 projects aimed at boosting development, affordable housing, and connectivity to transit.

November 22, 2022 - Mass Transit

San Francisco Muni

Where Did the Federal Transit Funding Go?

The final infrastructure deal cutting by more than half the transit funding proposed in the American Jobs Plan.

August 31, 2021 - Eno Transportation Weekly

CTA El Train

One Big Step Forward, One Small Step Back for Chicago Red Line Extension

A big approval and a significant delay—but otherwise 2020 has been a positive year for plans to extend the Chicago Transit Authority's Red Line by 5.6 miles to the south.

December 28, 2020 - Chicago Sun-Times

Baltimore MTA Bus

Baltimore Transit Lagging Behind Other Systems

State-run buses and subway trains in Baltimore have breakdown rates far higher than systems in other cities.

March 29, 2020 - The Baltimore Sun

TriMet Portland

New Questions Around Portland-Area Light Rail Project

A proposed rail line would run from downtown Portland, Oregon, to the suburbs. The budget has increased significantly, and many funding and project scope questions remain.

August 26, 2019 - Oregon Live


BART Considers Range of Options for Retired Vehicles

Hundreds of cars in the system will be going offline in coming years, and the agency is looking at a variety of ideas for what to do with them.

January 14, 2019 - San Francisco Examiner

OC Streetcar Breaks Ground After Receiving Full Funding Grant Agreement

It's only the third full funding grant administration signed by Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao. The $149 million capital investment grant will help fund the 4-mile modern streetcar line from Santa Ana to Garden Grove in Orange County, Calif.

December 4, 2018 - PR Newswire

Senate Bans Procurements of Chinese Transit Vehicles

The temporary ban applies to bus and rail projects seeking funding from a number of FTA programs.

August 14, 2018 - Eno Transportation Weekly

Downtown Los Angeles

Downtown Los Angeles Streetcar Plans Released

The streetcar planned for the central business district and historic core of Los Angeles would cost nearly $300 million and move an estimated 4,181 riders a day.

July 26, 2018 - Los Angeles Downtown News

LA Metro, Wilshire and Western

Federal Transit Grants Delayed by the Trump Administration

Congress has continued to fund transit projects despite the Trump Administration's stated desire to end federal funding for federal transit. Now it appears the Trump Administration is killing transit with bureaucracy.

July 22, 2018 - Streetsblog USA

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Plan to Bring Electric Buses to Jackson Hole

A grant application would fund the purchase of eight electric buses to join the START Bus fleet.

July 6, 2018 - JH News and Guide

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