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Federal Transit Funding

May 3, 2021, 7am PDT
Transit advocates were pleasantly surprised to hear senators address specific questions about the 80/20 split in transportation funding, transit operations, and rural transit needs.
Transportation for America
April 27, 2021, 9am PDT
Although federal transit funding is traditionally reserved for capital improvement and infrastructure projects, advocates argue that funding improved service could have transformative impacts on transit-dependent communities.
April 20, 2021, 8am PDT
The Biden administration must combine increased funding with policies that mandate and encourage transit-oriented planning.
Bloomberg CityLab
March 4, 2021, 7am PST
Funding cuts and uneven investment in rural areas have left millions of Americans trapped without adequate transportation.
Institute for Policy Studies
December 31, 2020, 5am PST
With a $17 billion federal investment, every city's public transit could look like Chicago's.
April 17, 2018, 1pm PDT
On April 9, FTA awarded $43 million for a new, 12-mile bus rapid transit line in Everett; $30 million to extend BRT 10 miles in Kansas City and $22.5 million to extend a North Bay commuter rail line two miles to a ferry terminal on San Francisco Bay.
AASHTO Journal
March 5, 2018, 6am PST
President Trump is going out of his way to ensure that the Hudson River Tunnel and other projects in the Amtrak Gateway Program don't receive federal funding in the next omnibus spending bill Congress must approve by March 23 to avoid a shutdown.
The Washington Post
February 2, 2018, 10am PST
Republican lawmakers got a first-hand lesson in train safety Wednesday when their chartered Amtrak train hit a trash truck at a grade crossing in Virginia, killing one in the truck. Trump's infrastructure plan redirects Amtrak and transit funding.
Bloomberg News
October 8, 2015, 10am PDT
When San Francisco Supervisor Scott Wiener proclaimed last month that his city "should always have a subway under construction," there were many doubters due to the funds required and unlikelihood of federal support. "Aggressive" is good, says Foxx.
San Francisco Examiner