FTA

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…
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,…
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.
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…
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.
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, 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.
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.
Federal Transit Administrator Peter Rogoff has been appointed  Under Secretary for Policy at the U.S. Department of Transportation.
The Federal Transit Administation (FTA) has granted Milwaukee its request to adjust a portion of its proposed streetcar route through downtown, sought by the city in order to reduce utility…
Plans for a streetcar circulator in Boise, Idaho's capital, have been revived after six years of dormancy, though modal choice is now up for grabs.
Milwaukee, facing stiff anti-rail opposition from its namesake county and the state of Wisconsin, continues pursuing an initial $65 million starter streetcar line, focusing on limiting costs of utility relocation,…
The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) joined elected officials and representatives from Harris County Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA) Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013, to mark the opening of Houston's North Line light…
Christmas came early to Cincinnati streetcar advocates this year of 2013, on Dec. 19, to be precise.
Phoenix's Valley Metro has received the Finding of No Significant Impact (or FONSI) from the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) for Valley Metro's 1.9-mile Gilbert Road light rail transit extension.
A newly formed City Council, led by a newly elected, anti-rail mayor, still plans to obstruct or terminate Cincinnati's initial streetcar line, now under construction, upon taking office Dec. 1,…
U.S. Sen. Bob Casey (D-Pa.) is urging a 1.5-mile extension of SEPTA's Broad Street subway line to the Philadelphia Naval Shipyard, the nation's oldest such facility, now redeveloped as an…
Supporters of the St. Louis Loop Trolley, beset by a lawsuit against the proposed line filed earlier this week, have met a Federal Transit Administration deadline to submit required documentation…
The beleaguered St. Louis Loop Trolley proposal, already scrambling to meet federal funding requirements, has been sued by plaintiffs alleging it seeks to run beyond its authorized boundaries.
The American Public Transportation Association (APTA) noted Monday, Oct. 7, 2013, that the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) have jointly published proposed policy guidance and…
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