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FTA Posts Status of State Progress to Meet Rail Transit Safety Certification Deadline, Avoid Funding Impact if Deadline is Missed

June 22, 2017 - in Transit, Transportation

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Federal Transit Administration (FTA) has notified the 30 states where rail transit systems operate that federal law requires they establish an FTA-certified State Safety Oversight (SSO) Program…

Amtrak’s Summer Repairs at NY Penn Station to Disrupt Rail Service Across Northeast

June 8, 2017 - in Transit, Transportation

The Amtrak passenger rail system's preliminary plan for making vital repairs at New York City's busy Penn Station will disrupt train service across a…

Sharing Ideas on Innovation in Transit

May 11, 2017 - in Transit, Transportation

In San Francisco, riders of Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) commuter rail are all too familiar with the challenge of finding a parking spot at transit stations…

Americans Recognize Benefits of Public Transportation

May 8, 2017 - in Transit, Transportation

NEW YORK – Almost nine in 10 Americans (88 percent) recognize public transportation systems provide a wide array of benefits to the communities they serve, according to a new HNTB Corporation America THINKS public opinion survey. The survey, Public Transportation-2017,…

USDOT Announces $55 Million Funding Opportunity for Clean-Energy Transit Bus Projects

May 8, 2017 - in Transit, Transportation

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration (FTA) today announced the opportunity to apply for up to $55 million in competitive grant funds through FTA’s Low or No Emission (Low-No) Bus Program. The Low-No program…

Urban Solar Wins RFP to Supply Bus Stop Lighting Systems for Orange County

April 24, 2017 - in Transit, Transportation

ORANGE COUNTY, CA – Urban Solar is pleased to announce it has been awarded a three-year contract to supply its PV Stop lighting systems to the Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) after successfully winning a competitive solicitation. OCTA chose…

Earthquake Early Warning: Vital for City Transit

April 10, 2017 - in Transit

Although no one can reliably predict earthquakes, today’s technology is advanced enough to rapidly detect seismic waves as an earthquake begins, calculate the maximum expected shaking, and send alerts to surrounding areas before damage can occur. This technology…

Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority: Improved Planning of Future Rehabilitation Projects Could Prevent Limitations Identified with SafeTrack

April 3, 2017 - in Transit

The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority's (WMATA) planning of SafeTrack did not fully align with leading project management practices. While WMATA generally followed leading practices to coordinate with stakeholders, it did not comprehensively collect…

North Carolina by Train Partners with Local Transit Systems to Connect the Last Mile

March 16, 2017 - in Transit, Transportation

RALEIGH – Rail passengers will now be able to reach their local destination through public transportation after getting off the train by using a transit pass, made possible through a partnership between the N.C. Department of Transportation Rail Division…

King County Metro Signs Urban Solar on for Rare 10 Year Contract

March 6, 2017 - in Transit, Transportation

SEATTLE, WA - In an unprecedented move, King County Metro (Metro) granted Urban Solar a decade-long contract to provide solar LED lighting solutions for its transit shelters and stops. The relationship began in 2011 when Metro signed Urban Solar on for a five-year…