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Federal Transit Administration Announces $6.2 Million for Transit Planning in Communities Nationwide

September 29, 2020 - in News, Transit, Transportation

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announced today the availability of $6.2 million in funding to support comprehensive planning that improves access to public transit. The competitive…

Iowa DOT publishes the Iowa Public Transit Long Range Plan for rightsizing Iowa’s statewide public transit system

September 14, 2020 - in Transit

AMES, Iowa  – The Iowa Department of Transportation has recently released an update to the Iowa Public Transit Long Range Plan to reflect today’s…

MBTA, MAPC, MassDOT, Massport, and 13 Metropolitan Area Municipalities Announce Unprecedented Effort To Significantly Reduce Construction Costs in Order To Advance Quick-Build Transit and Active Transportation Projects

September 4, 2020 - in News, Transit, Transportation

New collective purchasing effort led by MAPC and MBTA allows state and local agencies to purchase red, green, and white striping materials critical for…

U.S. Department of Transportation Announces $14 Million in Grant Awards to 25 Projects to Advance Transit Innovation Nationwide

August 31, 2020 - in News, Transit

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Transit Administration (FTA) today announced 25 projects in 24 states and one territory will receive a share of approximately $14 million in funding through the Accelerating Innovative Mobility…

U.S. Department of Transportation Announces New Guidance for Transit Joint Development Projects

August 18, 2020 - in News, Transit

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (USDOT) Federal Transit Administration (FTA) today announced new guidance that increases flexibility for transit agencies to work with developers to build projects that benefit transit systems and their…

Seattle Department of Transportation passes critical Federal milestone to move forward with Madison Bus Rapid Transit – RapidRide G Line Project

August 13, 2020 - in News, Transit, Transportation

We’ve passed an important milestone with the Federal Transit Authority (FTA) moving the Madison Bus Rapid Transit (Madison BRT) project, also known as the RapidRide G Line, forward in the Small Starts Grant review process. A draft report released by…

DART Rail Generates $10.27 Billion Near Rail Stations

July 27, 2020 - in News, Transit, Transportation

A new study looking at construction near Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) light rail stations shows just how productive and important it is to the overall North Texas economy, generating billions of dollars in revenue, taxes and jobs. Researchers from the…

Jacobs/Russell Team Joint Venture Selected for MARTA’s $3B Transit Expansion Program

June 8, 2020 - in News, Transit

DALLAS - Jacobs (NYSE:J), the managing partner for Jacobs/Russell Team – a joint venture between Jacobs and H. J. Russell & Company – was selected to support the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) as they embark on a $3 billion…

DART Awards Uber Contract for Rideshare Services

May 27, 2020 - in News, Transit, Transportation

On Tuesday, May 26, the Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) Board awarded a three-year contract to Uber Technologies, Inc., (Uber) for rideshare services to supplement the agency’s successful GoLink program, providing additional capacity across the agency’s…

President of Uruguay Launches BYD’s Electric Bus Fleet for CUTCSA, Uruguay’s Largest Operator

May 22, 2020 - in News, Transit, Transportation

Montevideo, Uruguay–On May 21, BYD and Abriley S.A.,a local distributor for Uruguay and pioneer in Latin American transport electrification, delivered a fleet of 20 BYD 12-meter pure electric buses to CUTCSA, the country’s largest urban public transport…