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FTA starts 'online dialaogue' on transit in MPOs, open to anyone through March 25

Staff Report - Mar 04, 2013

The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) is seeking participants in a National Online Dialogue on Transit Provider Representation in Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPOs). The new transportation legislation enacted in July 2012, "Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century" (MAP-21) has new ...

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LaHood: $100 million for innovative, clean-fuel transit projects

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Nov 17, 2011

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood on Nov. 17 announced that 46 innovative transit projects chosen for their capacity to help cut the nation’s dependence on oil and create a marketplace for 21st century "green" jobs will ...

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U.S. DOT, Commerce Dept. partner to boost domestic manufacturing

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Oct 21, 2011

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood and Acting Commerce Secretary Rebecca Blank on Oct. 20 announced a partnership to encourage the creation of domestic manufacturing jobs and opportunities for U.S. suppliers through transportation investments. The Department of Commerce’s Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) ...

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Financial District

Better Roads Staff - Oct 04, 2011

Follow the Money A fiscal year 2012 transportation spending breakdown By John Latta Sometimes this page is used to help readers read between the lines. The House Appropriations Committee has released its fiscal year 2012 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development funding bill. The legislation ...

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LaHood announces $1.58 billion for 27 major U.S. transit projects

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Jun 28, 2011

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood has announced $1.58 billion for 27 transit projects nationwide that will improve public transportation access for millions of Americans while reducing our dependence on foreign oil and curbing air pollution. “Investing in a modern transportation network ...

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$80 billion needed to shore up U.S. rail, bus systems

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Jul 22, 2010

A new study by the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) released on July 21 estimates it would cost $77.7 billion to shore up the nation’s rail and bus lines and another $14.4 billion a year to maintain the systems, ...

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LaHood lauds Senate for transit safety bill

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Jun 30, 2010

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood yesterday commended the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee for reporting out the Obama Administration’s transit safety bill, the first transit-specific safety bill ever sent to Congress by any administration, by a unanimous vote.  The bill ...

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Obama Adminstration proposes major shift in transportation funding guidelines

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Jan 13, 2010

by Tina Grady Barbaccia In a dramatic change from existing policy, U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood has proposed that new funding guidelines for major transit projects be based on livability issues such as economic development opportunities and environmental benefits, in addition ...

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