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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…

How the Internet of Things is Transforming Public Transit

August 14, 2017 - in Technology, Transit, Transportation

At the Federal Transit Administration (FTA), we’re always looking for ways to spur innovation in public transportation. As you read this, transit systems…

U.S. Department of Transportation Appoints Two New Members to WMATA Board of Directors

July 27, 2017 - in People, Transit, Transportation

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao announced the appointment of two new Federal representatives, each with considerable transportation and infrastructure expertise, to the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA)…

FTA Taking Applications for $226.5M in Grant Funding to Improve Transit Bus Service

July 19, 2017 - in Transit, Transportation

The Federal Transit Administration said it is taking applications through Aug. 25 for about $226.5 million in competitive grant funding for transit bus projects nationwide, under a program to help replace and upgrade buses and related facilities. "Transit…

RIDOT Makes In-State Train Rides Free Rest of Year to Get Travelers Off Busy Highway

July 19, 2017 - in Transit, Transportation

The Rhode Island Department of Transportation is trying to increase traveler awareness of a transit option, and get more travelers off a busy highway, by giving free commuter rail rides through yearend on Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority trains…

Sound Trnsit Says USDOT Completes $87.7M TIFIA Loan for Light Rail Facility

July 11, 2017 - in Transit, Transportation

Sound Transit, the public transit agency serving the Seattle area, said the U.S. Department of Transportation executed a long-term, low-interest loan of $87.7 million "that will reduce regional taxpayers' costs in constructing a new maintenance base in Bellevue…

FRA Releases Environmental Review for Hudson Tunnel Project

July 10, 2017 - in Transit, Transportation

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) today published the Draft Environmental Impact Statement review (DEIS) for the Hudson Tunnel Project completing the review in 14 months from the Federal Register…

Impres Performs First Case Studies in California

July 3, 2017 - in Transit, Transportation

Case studies of the infrastructure projects California High Speed Rail and San Francisco AirTrain Extension have recently been completed in the research project Impres. Interviews along the projects’ value chains have provided valuable input and examples…

RIDOT Offering Free In-State Commuter Rail Trips Between Wickford Junction, T.F. Green And Providence Stations

June 26, 2017 - in Transit, Transportation

The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) is encouraging Rhode Islanders to leave their cars at home for the daily trip to work, catching a flight, or a visit to the capital city by making in-state travel free on trains between Wickford Junction,…