Grant Funding

HUD

Choice Neighborhood Planning Grants Announced for 5 U.S. Cities

A federal grant program designed to support holistic and socially-focused planning projects at the neighborhood level has announced the winners of its most recent round of competitive grant funding.

June 2, 2021 - U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

San Jose BART Station Plan

Social Media Critics Roast Plans for Downtown San Jose BART Station

Critics panned new renderings for the 28th Street/Little Portugal station on the planned BART extension into San Jose.

May 23, 2021 - The Mercury News

Biden administration

New RAISE Grant Program Replaces BUILD Grants at the U.S. Department of Transportation

The policy whiplash from the Obama administration to the Trump administration and now to the Biden administration continues.

April 14, 2021 - U.S. Department Of Transportation

Proterra Electric Bus

Studying AI's Potential to Optimize Public Transit Systems

Three projects are underway to optimize the efficiency and cost of public transit systems, thanks to government funding from the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE).

October 29, 2020 - Smart Cities Dive

Raleigh, North Carolina

Richmond-to-Raleigh High-Speed Rail Gets Big Funding Win

Federal grant funding awarded recently takes a critical step toward making high-speed intercity rail service a reality between North Carolina and Virginia.

September 27, 2020 - The News & Observer

Electric Bus

First: Grant Enables Automated Transit Buses in Connecticut

CTtransit will work with Robotic Research LLC, New Flyer of America, and the Center for Transportation and Environment to be the first public transit provider in the United States to operate full-sized, autonomous buses.

July 1, 2020 - Smart Cities Dive

Bus Stop

What $454 Million in Bus Facility Funding Pays for in the United States

Spoiler alert: not much.

February 4, 2020 - Streetsblog USA

Highway Construction

$225 Million in Federal Funding for Rural Bridge and Highway Projects Announced

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.

August 30, 2019 - U.S. Department Of Transportation

Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority

Feds Release Capital Investment Grants for Three Rail Transit Projects

Three major public transit projects in the western United States received a major infusion of funding from the federal government this week.

July 12, 2019 - Progressive Railroading

Recreational Vehicle

$1.5 Billion in BUILD Grants Funding for Transportation Projects Awarded

The U.S. Department of Transportation has favored grant funding for rural communities under the Trump administration.

April 23, 2019 - U.S. Department Of Transportation

HUD’s 2022 Innovative Housing Showcase

HUD's Office of Policy Development and Research

Expanding HUD’s Eviction Protection Grant Program

HUD's Office of Policy Development and Research

New Updates on The Edge

HUD's Office of Policy Development and Research

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