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FTA OKs Maryland Purple Line LRT
Maryland’s contentious Purple Line light rail transit project got a supportive boost Thursday, March 20, 2014, with the Federal Transit Administration issuing its Record of Decision essentially approving the 16-mile…
Proposed FY15 budget bolsters New Starts
President Obama's proposed fiscal year 2015 budget has already been questioned, per norm, by various congressional quarters. But the proposals outlined for Federal Transit Administration (FTA) grant programs are generally…
TEX Rail gets $50 million boost
Fort Worth's TEX Rail regional passenger rail project will benefit from $50 million budgeted in its fiscal year 2015 budget, Fort Worth Transportation Authority ("The T") said Tuesday, March 4,…
Next CATS streetcar phase gets FTA nod
The Federal Transit Administration on Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014, gave approval to Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS) for project development of phase 2 of its Gold Line streetcar.
FTA OKs latest Triangle Transit LRT plan
The Federal Transit Administration has given its approval to conceptual planning of a light rail transit (LRT) starter line linking East Durham, and the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, located…
Fed funds boost LA LRT Regional Connector
Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (LACMTA) officials and other transport personnel welcomed a $670 million federal grant aiding a Downtown Regional Connector, scheduled to open in 2020.
FTA to Cincinnati: Consider more streetcar
Current anti-rail forces notwithstanding, the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) appears to be encouraging Cincinnati to begin planning to extend its starter streetcar line, the latter currently under construction.
Tacoma OKs LRT extension plan
Tacoma, Wash.'s City Council has formally endorsed its preferred route for extending the city's existing 1.6-mile Link Light Rail (often defined by some as a streetcar) operated by Sound Transit.
Charlotte funds streetcar engineering work
Hoping to leverage a local funding commitment to obtain federal funds, Charlotte, N.C. has approved $12 million for engineering work on a 2.5-mile streetcar extension, expected to cost $126 million.
DOT shuffles Rogoff, McMillan to fill vacancy
Federal Transit Administrator Peter Rogoff has been appointed Under Secretary for Policy at the U.S. Department of Transportation.
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