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APTA Study Says Higher Transit Use Results in Fewer Traffic Deaths

September 5, 2018 - in Transit, Transportation

An analysis conducted by the American Public Transportation Association and the Vision Zero Network found that if a metropolitan area can increase the per capita usage of public transit systems – including heavy rail, light rail, bus service, and commuter…

WSP to Provide Design-Build Project Management Services for the Downtown Redmond Link Extension

August 31, 2018 - in News, Transit, Transportation

SEATTLE, WA  —  WSP USA, a leading engineering and professional services consultancy, was selected by Sound Transit to perform design-build…

U.S. Department of Transportation Announces $84.5 Million in Grants to Support Advanced Bus Technology Projects Nationwide

August 28, 2018 - in Financial, News, Transit, Transportation

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Federal Transit Administration (FTA) today announced $84.45 million in grant selections…

U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao Announces $225 Million in Funding for Boston Green Line Extension

June 28, 2018 - in Transit, Transportation

SOMERVILLE, Mass. – U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) Secretary Elaine L. Chao was joined by FTA Acting Administrator K. Jane Williams, Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker, Congressman Michael Capuano, Congresswoman Katherine Clark, and state and…

APTA Study: Poor Transit Infrastructure Leads to Negative Economic Effects

May 31, 2018 - in Transit, Transportation

A report crafted for the American Public Transportation Association claims that "modernization deficiencies" within U.S. public transit infrastructure results in a loss of $340 billion work of business revenue over a six-year period -- reducing the gross national…

U.S. Department of Transportation Announces $75 Million Grant for Light Rail Project in Tacoma, Washington

May 18, 2018 - in Transit, Transportation

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (USDOT) Federal Transit Administration (FTA) today announced the award of a $75 million grant to the Central Puget Sound Regional Transit Authority for the Tacoma Link Extension Project, which will expand…

RIDOT Accepting Proposals for Mobility Challenge to Bring Autonomous Transit Service to Rhode Island

May 2, 2018 - in Transit

The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) today announced that it is accepting proposals from companies who can test and eventually deliver an automated vehicle service to fill a transportation gap between downtown Providence and Olneyville via…

Maryland Transit Agency Offers Grants to Help Spur Innovation by Local Systems

April 26, 2018 - in Transit, Transportation

​The Maryland Transit Administration introduced a new $2 million annual "Statewide Transit Innovation Grant" program for the next two fiscal years, under which local transit agencies and county officials can apply for state funding to help plan, design or…

FTA Announces Certification of State Safety Oversight Programs for Virginia and Colorado Ahead of Important Deadline

April 10, 2018 - in Transit, Transportation

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration (FTA) today announced that Virginia and Colorado have obtained federal certification of their rail transit State Safety Oversight (SSO) Programs, in advance of an important…

Washington Metro Area Transit Authority has Contracted ForgeFX Simulations to Produce an Immersive VR Computer Simulation to Enhance Operator Training

April 9, 2018 - in Technology, Transit, Transportation

SAN FRANCISCO - ForgeFX Simulations is pleased to announce that they’ve been awarded a contract from the Washington Metro Area Transit Authority (WMATA) to produce a Virtual Reality (VR) simulator to help improve training for Metro operators. Harnessing…