The American Public Transportation Association (APTA) has responded to the Federal Transit Administration’s (FTA) call for Capital Investment Grants (CIG) Program feedback, and has updated its dashboard of CIG projects in the pipeline.
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Gov. Phil Murphy has announced that the New Jersey Transit Board of Directors approved a $1.56 billion contract with Skanska/Traylor Bros Joint Venture for the construction of the new Portal North Bridge on the Northeast Corridor, crossing the Hackensack River in the New Jersey Meadowlands.
Sound Transit on Oct. 2 opened its 4.3-mile Northgate light rail extension, marking the start of the Seattle-metro-area transit system’s three-year plan to triple its light rail network from 22 to 62 miles.
The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) is calling on industry and the public to provide input on potential transit worker safety mitigations, including potential minimum safety standards for Roadway Worker Protection programs as well as operator assault prevention.
The Federal Transit Administration has wrapped up an environmental review of the Metro-North Penn Station (New York) Access Project, issuing on Sept. 24 a formal Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI).
The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) has awarded a $99.9 million construction grant to the Tri-County Metropolitan Transportation District of Oregon (TriMet) for its 7.8-mile MAX Red Line extension project in the Portland metro area.
The Sound Transit Board on Sept. 23 voted not to approve a full one-year contract extension for Sound Transit CEO Peter Rogoff. Chair Kent Keel said during the Board meeting that after more than six years of service, Rogoff recently informed Board members that “he did not foresee remaining in his role beyond the end of 2022”; Keel said he and others did not believe they should wait until 2022 to start searching for a new leader of the transit system serving the Seattle metro area.
The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) is awarding American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act of 2021 grants for COVID-19 response to Miami-Dade (Fla.) Department of Transportation and Public Works (DTPW, $249.4 million) and Pittsburgh, Pa.-based Port Authority of Allegheny County (PAT, $216.9 million).
The Federal Transit Administration has awarded the San Diego (Calif.) Metropolitan Transit System (MTS) a $140.4 million grant under the American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act of 2021.
The American Public Transportation Association (APTA) has released its annual Public Transportation Fact Book, which covers transit finances and operating statistics by modes of travel; transit vehicle characteristics and deliveries; federal grants and the Federal Transit Act; and statistical trends for Canadian transit operations.