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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…

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,…

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…

High-Speed Amtrak Service from Chicago to St. Louis Will Shave Hour Off Trip

August 31, 2017 - in Transit, Transportation

High-speed Amtrak rail trains powered by new locomotives should start whizzing between Chicago and St. Louis sometime in 2018, officials said Monday. The trains will travel at top speeds of 110 mph, which doesn't match the 200-plus mph levels of trains in…

New Destinations Available in the Lehigh Valley

August 28, 2017 - in Transit, Transportation

WASHINGTON – Amtrak now provides expanded Thruway bus service between New York City and Philadelphia to destinations throughout the Lehigh Valley and southern Pennsylvania. Customers now have more convenient and affordable travel options from more than…

ARTBA Takes Legal Action on Maryland Purple Line Transit Project

August 25, 2017 - in Featured, Transit, Transportation

(WASHINGTON)—The American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) Aug. 23 told a federal appeals court that a lower court ruling blocking the Maryland Purple Line is an abuse of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and poses risks…

Amtrak, MBTA Complete Accord Setting Cost Shares, Other Terms for Attleboro Line

August 16, 2017 - in Transit, Transportation

National passenger rail operator Amtrak said it and the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority commuter rail system reached a new agreement covering operation, maintenance and shared use of the MBTA's 37.9-mile Attleboro Line between Boston and the Rhode…

Amtrak Partners With Car Ride-Share Operator Lyft in Shared Trip Promotion

August 16, 2017 - in Transit

The Amtrak national passenger rail system said it is working with rideshare company Lyft to offer Amtrak riders discounts on Lyft rides to and from train stations. "We know most trips don't start or end at an Amtrak station," the rail operator said in an Aug.…

Fluor Announces Agreement with Texas Central

August 14, 2017 - in News, Projects, Transit, Transportation

IRVING, Texas (August 14, 2017) – Fluor Corporation (NYSE: FLR) announced today that an agreement was reached with Texas Central Rail Holdings, LLC (Texas Central), to advance the preliminary development of the 240-mile high-speed passenger rail line connecting…