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Travel & Public Transit

USDOT announces $1.5 billion to upgrade and deploy clean transit buses in America

February 12, 2024

Via: Intelligent Transport

The U.S. Department of Transportation‘s (USDOT) Federal Transit Administration (FTA) has unveiled a historic investment of approximately $1.5 billion to revitalise U.S. transit vehicle manufacturing, particularly focusing on zero-emission buses, bus facility development and workforce enhancement. This funding, made possible […]


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Pennsylvania budget proposal includes $282.8M for public transit

January 31, 2024

Via: Transportation Today

Pennsylvania Gov. Josh Shapiro’s 2024-25 budget proposal would increase public transit funding by 1.75 percent, a $282.8 million investment, and provide nearly $1.5 billion in new state funding over five years. The proposal would deliver the funding needed to avoid […]


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EMBARK marks launch of Oklahoma City’s first bus rapid transit service

December 13, 2023

Via: Intelligent Transport

In a significant milestone for public transportation in Oklahoma City, EMBARK has announced that, in collaboration with the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) and the City of Oklahoma City, it has marked the official launch of RAPID – the region’s first […]


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California will mandate electric school buses. But rural districts say they don’t work

December 13, 2023

Via: Tech Xplore

In California’s vast northern rural school districts, with their mountain passes and long, snowy winters, the typical electric bus’ range is not nearly enough. West Valley is one of Lassen High’s nearest athletic opponents. One of the farthest, Yreka High, […]


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FRA doles out $8B in grants advancing passenger rail

December 8, 2023

Via: FreightWaves

The Federal Railroad Administration is awarding $8.2 billion in grants for high-speed passenger rail projects as well as projects supporting capital improvements in existing rail corridors. While the Class I railroads generally fund their own track improvements, freight rail service […]


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FTA awards $110.6M federal grant to Wisconsin BRT project

November 22, 2023

Via: Transportation Today

The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) recently awarded Madison, Wisc., a $110.6 million Capital Investment Grants program construction grant for the $194.3 million East-West Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) project. The project will create a 15-mile route running from the west side […]


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Colorado DOT launches rapid bus transit in Denver

November 13, 2023

Via: Transportation Today

On Wednesday, the Colorado Department of Transportation said it was launching a new Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) program in Denver. The new program will build BRT routes on sections of Federal Boulevard, Colorado Boulevard and eventually Colfax Avenue east of […]


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FRA awards $16B in grants to passenger rail projects

November 6, 2023

Via: FreightWaves

The Federal Railroad Administration is awarding $16.4 billion to 25 passenger rail projects in seven states where the Northeast Corridor runs between Boston and Washington. Some of these projects will also help facilitate the movement of freight goods via rail […]


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FTA to update Public Transportation Safety Certification Training Program

October 31, 2023

Via: Transportation Today

The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) recently announced a proposed update to a Public Transportation Safety Certification Training Program regulation. The change would expand refresher training requirements for mandatory participants and allow for greater flexibility in the curriculum to address changing […]


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Advancements in railway system management: A multifaceted approach

October 16, 2023

Via: Tech Xplore

As of the end of 2022, the Chinese high-speed railway network had surpassed 40,000 kilometers. However, the rapid expansion of this railway system has presented significant challenges to its operational department. Unforeseen external and internal factors can lead to deviations […]


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FTA awards $9.9M to tribal communities to improve public transit systems

September 27, 2023

Via: Transportation Today

The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) recently awarded 22 American Indian Tribes and Alaska Native communities $9.9 million in Tribal Transit Program grants to improve public transit systems. The program allows tribes to buy transit vehicles, upgrade bus facilities, and expand […]


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Western Global Airlines’ owner investigated for retirement plan conflicts

September 1, 2023

Via: FreightWaves

The Department of Labor has asked the federal judge overseeing Western Global Airlines’ bankruptcy case to partially deny a motion dismissing all creditors’ claims during restructuring because it is investigating ownership for potential violations of federal law related to management […]


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How smart ticketing is revolutionising public transport and empowering operators

August 30, 2023

Via: Intelligent Transport

The digital revolution is changing the way that people travel and has been gathering pace since the early 2000s, when transport authorities across the world began introducing the option for cashless travel. Now, nearly two decades later, technology has significantly […]


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Minnesota Transportation Department awards transit agencies, city more than $25.8M

August 16, 2023

Via: Transportation Today

The Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) recently awarded four transit agencies and one city more than $25.8 million in Low- and No-Emission grants awards. “These grants will contribute directly to Minnesota’s goal of a multimodal transportation system that maximizes the […]


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Using cameras on transit buses to monitor traffic conditions

July 26, 2023

Via: Tech Xplore

Researchers have proposed a novel method for counting and tracking vehicles on public roads, a development that could enhance current traffic systems and help travelers get to their destinations faster. Using the cameras already installed on campus buses at The […]


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Additional rail strikes called by RMT Union for July 2023

June 23, 2023

Via: Intelligent Transport

On 22 June 2023, RMT Union (the National Union of Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers) announced that 20,000 railway workers from across 14 train operating companies (TOCs) will take strike action on 20, 22 and 29 July 2023. The action […]


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Transforming transit for a greener tomorrow

June 20, 2023

Via: Intelligent Transport

Every week, more than one million people use King County Metro‘s buses, on-demand services, paratransit vans, water taxis and other modes to get to where they need to go. Metro serves 37 cities in Washington state, including Seattle, and a […]


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Revolutionising high-speed rail with next-generation optical network technology

June 20, 2023

Via: Intelligent Transport

The global railway industry is at a critical juncture of digital transformation. In particular, Mobility-as-a-Service (MaaS), green and low carbon, and intelligence are new trends of industry development that will drive more investment in digital transformation. By building network connections […]


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The power of data: Utilising big data and real-time monitoring to enhance rail operations

June 16, 2023

Via: Intelligent Transport

Rail transport is currently seen as the mode of transportation that presents itself as being the best option from an environmental point of view. This means, and we see it already, that demand is increasing and with it a need […]


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Building transit systems around people

June 16, 2023

Via: Intelligent Transport

With intentional efforts over the last several years, progress has been made in the public transportation industry towards building more diverse and inclusive workspaces. However, much work still remains. Women, for example, comprise more than half of transit passengers, but […]