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Travel & Public Transit

FAA awards California airport grant to repair taxiways

October 8, 2021

Via: Transportation Today

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) recently awarded Ontario International Airport (ONT) an $11.4 million grant for the rehabilitation of its existing taxiways through the American Rescue Plan Act. The airport, located approximately 35 miles east of downtown Los Angeles in […]


Travel & Public Transit

NTSB calls for end to unsafe rail practice

October 4, 2021

Via: Transportation Today

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) recently urged Amtrak and the Federal Railroad Administration to stop using “train approach warning” as the sole method of on-track safety in areas covered by positive train control. The technique uses a designated watchmen […]


Travel & Public Transit

Delta variant stifles domestic air travel demand, group says

October 4, 2021

Via: Transportation Today

According to the International Air Transport Association (IATA), the recovery in air travel decelerated in August, due to government action in response to concerns over the COVID-19 Delta variant. When comparing domestic travel numbers in August 2021 to air travel […]


Travel & Public Transit

U.S. DOT announced $3.84 billion in loans for Washington State transit

September 21, 2021

Via: Transportation Today

The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) announced Friday it had provided a packages of loans worth up to $3.84 billion to the Central Puget Sound Regional Transit Authority (Sound Transit) for six projects in Washington State. The Transportation Infrastructure Finance […]


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USDOT seeks carrier for Newark-Liberty airport

September 20, 2021

Via: Transportation Today

The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) recently issued a notice seeking a low-cost or ultra-low cost carrier to operate 16 peak afternoon and evening runway slots at Newark-Liberty International Airport. The notice is in response to President Joe Biden’s executive […]


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CN Rail Targets Cost Cuts, Share Buybacks to Fend Off Shareholder Revolt

September 17, 2021

Via: Transport Topics

Canadian National Railway Co. said it plans to cut spending, streamline management and buy back C$5 billion (about $4 billion) of stock next year as its tries to ward off a shareholder revolt started by TCI Fund Management Ltd. The […]


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New Fuel Cell Tech Points Toward Zero-Emission Trains

September 17, 2021

Via: IEEE Spectrum

Diesel and steam-powered trains have been transporting passengers and cargo around the world for more than 200 years—all the while releasing greenhouse gas emissions into the atmosphere. In the hopes of a greener future, many countries and companies are eyeing […]


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U.S. DOT announces $25 million in funding for transit agencies

September 16, 2021

Via: Transportation Today

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announced Tuesday it would make $25 million in funding available to help public transportation agencies return to service. Part of the American Rescue Plan, the Route Planning Restoration Program funds can […]


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Iowa approves $1.5 million for six transit projects

September 16, 2021

Via: Transportation Today

The Iowa Transportation Commission recently approved $1.5 million through the state Public Transit Infrastructure Grant Fund to fund six public transit projects statewide. The fund, made available annually by the Iowa General Assembly, provides grants for new or improved facilities […]


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Transportation organization issues support for infrastructure bill

September 14, 2021

Via: Transportation Today

The U.S. House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee recently introduced legislation creating $10 billion in competitive grants for public transit, a bill supported by the American Public Transportation Association (APTA). Under the bill, the grants for public transit would enhance mobility […]