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Learn More about Mobility on Demand Sandbox Demonstration Program Funding Opportunity

FTA will host a webinar to help applicants interested in learning more about the Mobility on Demand (MOD) Sandbox Demonstration program.

OR: Transportation Needs Include Preparing for Earthquake Danger

A major fault off the Oregon Coast is expected to produce an earthquake, and transportation officials say preparing for that event needs to be a top priority.

MN: Transit Agencies Face Bus Driver Shortage

May 21--Metro Transit has a big need for bus drivers, but the region's largest public transportation agency is having a hard time finding them. Over the past three years, the number of applicants has fallen 25 percent, and only about a thi

PA: Port Authority Finances Can't Keep Up With Service Expansion Demands

May 19--Port Authority of Allegheny County board members are seeking to expand bus service this fall, but the transit agency's top executive said additional funding is needed to meet more pressing long-term growth needs. CEO Ellen McLean s

MN: Half-Cent Sales Tax is Last-Ditch Plan to Secure Light Rail Funding

May 20--Legislators and regional transportation officials are increasingly eyeing a new metro area sales tax as a way to break up a bitter political deadlock over transit funding at the State Capitol. The Metropolitan Council is rapidly ru

Gregg Baxter Joins First Transit as Vice President, Rail

First Transit announces the appointment of Gregg Baxter as vice president of rail. In this new role, Baxter will support all rail initiatives in North America.

Who’s Going to Stand Up for First Hill?

Last December I made the modest proposal that the 5th and Madison Station in Sound Transit 3 move three, or even six, blocks east. This would reduce overlap with the existing tunnel stations. More importantly, it would bring First Hill — one of the densest neighborhoods in the Northwest, with three hospitals and Seattle University […]

Join Sqills at Passenger Rail Europe 2016

Sqills is attending the Passenger Rail Europe Congress from 7-8 June in Amsterdam.

Transport Sector Unites to Launch Global Decarbonising Transport Project

The International Transport Forum (ITF) at the OECD has officially launched a major global initiative towards carbon-free transport. Transport activity currently contributes 23% of global CO2 emissions from fossil fuels, with the share expected to rise.

IN: NICTD Double-Tracking Project Enters Federal Pipeline

May 19--The Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District has received the green light from the Federal Transit Administration to begin project development for the estimated $210 million double tracking of the South Shore Line from Gary to

MN: $7.3M Mankato Bus Facility in Operation

May 20--MANKATO -- It was sort of like "show and tell" day for the city of Mankato Thursday, so city employees were demonstrating everything from fire trucks to water treatment equipment. Transit Superintendent Mark Anderson, though, might

Daily News Brief, May 23, 2016

New Board Member for Illinois Tollway Kane County Board Chairman "Doubles Down" on Longmeadow Parkway Support FDOT to Start Construction of Second Set of I-295 Express Lanes CFX Adopts New Master...

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