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Stantec Signs Contract with Hillsborough Area Regional Transit Authority (HART) for the Downtown Tampa Autonomous Transit Project – The Nation’s FIRST Shared Autonomous Project!

November 13, 2017 - in Featured, Transit, Transportation

TAMPA, FL (November 13, 2017) NYSE, TSX:STN: The Hillsborough Area Regional Transit Authority (HART) recently selected the Stantec/Coast Autonomous team to provide Autonomous Mobility Services for the Marion Street Transitway. HART is a regional transportation…

Transit Agencies Can Work with Companies Such as Uber and Lyft to Improve Mobility

November 13, 2017 - in Featured, Transit, Transportation

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – A new HNTB Corporation Viewpoint discusses ways transit agencies and transportation network companies can work together to improve…

Passenger Rail Study Moves to Next Phase With Focus on Corridor Between Oklahoma and South Texas

November 10, 2017 - in Transit, Transportation

AUSTIN – A federally funded study to determine the feasibility of passenger rail service between Oklahoma City and South Texas recently advanced to…

New York City Ranks First in Sustainable Urban Transportation in North America

October 30, 2017 - in Featured, Transit, Transportation

Highlands Ranch, Colo., Oct. 30, 2017 – New York City ranks No. 1 among 23 North American cities for overall sustainability of its urban transportation systems, according to the first Arcadis Sustainable Cities Mobility Index.   No city in the United…

Minnesota Second to Complete FTA State Safety Oversight Certification

October 17, 2017 - in Transit, Transportation

U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao said Oct. 11 that Minnesota has become the second of 30 states to receive Federal Transit Administration certification as required by law for its program to provide state safety oversight of rail transit operations.…

WSDOT Adds Two Daily Amtrak Cascades Roundtrips Starting Dec.18

October 6, 2017 - in Transit, Transportation

OLYMPIA – Just in time for the holidays, WSDOT is starting two additional Amtrak Cascades daily roundtrips between Seattle and Portland. Beginning Monday, Dec. 18, extra morning and evening trains will run in both directions – for a total of 12 trains…

FTA Launches Cooperative Equipment Purchase Pilot for Nonprofit Transit Providers

September 20, 2017 - in Transit, Transportation

The Federal Transit Administration is taking "expressions of interest" through Oct. 23 for a voluntary pilot program in which small nonprofit transit providers would cooperatively buy buses, vans or other types of rolling stock, as a way to try to reduce per-unit…

OSU and ODOT Partner on System for Better Transit Planning

September 14, 2017 - in Transit, Transportation

CORVALLIS – Public transit planners should soon be rolling toward more informed decision making and better service thanks to a partnership between Oregon State University’s College of Engineering and the Oregon Department of Transportation. The university…

Automatic Emergency Relief from FTA Regulatory Requirements Applicable to Hurricane Harvey Response and Recovery

September 6, 2017 - in Transit, Transportation

Transit agencies may take actions, such as providing service for evacuations, returning evacuees from shelters to their homes, transporting utility workers, and providing service to shelter residents, as long as these actions are directly related to Hurricane…

FTA Announces Program for Cooperative Purchases of Transit Vehicles and Equipment

September 4, 2017 - in Transit, Transportation

FTA Announces Program for Cooperative Purchases of Transit Vehicles and Equipment. The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announced last week the Pilot Program for Nonprofit Cooperative Procurements and is accepting expressions of interest from eligible…