Kansas City Area Transportation Authority

Mark Raymond Jr. (center) has been named Chair of the New Orleans RTA Board of Commissioners following a unanimous vote.
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People News: New Orleans RTA, KCATA, NTSB

The New Orleans Regional Transit Authority (RTA) appoints Mark Raymond Jr. as Chair of the Board of Commissioners. Also, Frank White III is named Interim President and CEO of the Kansas City

KC Streetcar operates a 2.2-mile route along Main Street in downtown Kansas City, Mo., from the River Market to Union Station/Crown Center. Six streetcars serve the route’s 16 stops. (Photograph: William C. Vantuono)

KC Streetcar Eyes East-West Expansion

The KC Streetcar Authority (KCSA) and the Kansas City (Mo.) Area Transportation Authority (KCATA) are planning to study East-West multi-modal transit options, starting in 2022.

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USDOT Awards $1 Billion for 70 Infrastructure Projects

The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) will distribute $1 billion among 70 surface transportation infrastructure projects in 44 states through its Better Utilizing Investments to Leverage Development (BUILD) Transportation Discretionary Grants program. The Fiscal Year 2020 program is for planning and capital investments.