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Travel & Public Transit

USDOT announces $1.76B loan for Maryland Purple Line Light Rail Transit Project

April 18, 2022

Via: Transportation Today

The U.S. Department of Transportation announced Thursday that it would provide up to $1.76 billion in low-interest loans for the Purple Line Light Rail Transit Project in Maryland. The loan is part of the Build America Bureau program and will […]


Travel & Public Transit

FAA dedicates new air traffic control tower at Charlotte Douglas International Airport

April 7, 2022

Via: Transportation Today

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) dedicated a new air traffic control tower at Charlotte Douglas International Airport in Charlotte, N.C. Construction on the tower started in 2016. The new tower is not only environmentally sustainable but, […]


Travel & Public Transit

Connecticut receives $11.4M FTA grant for electric buses

March 17, 2022

Via: Transportation Today

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration (FTA) recently awarded the Connecticut Department of Transportation (CTDOT) an $11.4 million grant to purchase 22 battery electric public transportation buses. The FTA awarded grants to 70 projects in 39 states. The […]


Travel & Public Transit

New Battle Emerges Between Rail Giants CN, CP Over KCS

March 2, 2022

Via: Transport Topics

A wrinkle has emerged in the yearlong, multibillion-dollar battle between rival railroad giants Canadian National Railway and Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd. over which of the Class I railroads will own and operate the smaller, but strategically important, freight carrier Kansas […]


Travel & Public Transit

FTA seeks nominations for safety committee

February 9, 2022

Via: Transportation Today

The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) is seeking nominations for the Transit Advisory Committee for Safety (TRACS). It will select up to 25 individuals from the public transportation safety community to serve as members. “The FTA is seeking some of the […]


Travel & Public Transit

Illinois DOT awards 37 transit providers $114.4M through Rebuild Illinois program

January 28, 2022

Via: Transportation Today

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) recently awarded nearly $111.4 million to 37 transit systems statewide to advance 51 projects through the Rebuild Illinois capital program. The program will invest $355 million in transit outside the Chicago area. This is […]


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USDOT announces Amit Bose as new administrator of Federal Railroad Administration

January 14, 2022

Via: Transportation Today

The U.S. Department of Transportation announced Wednesday that Amit Bose has been confirmed as the 15th Administrator of the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA). Bose was nominated by President Joe Biden on April 22, 2021, and served as Deputy Administrator when […]


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Illinois railway project receives $18M in state funding for road overpass

December 20, 2021

Via: Transportation Today

The Illinois Commerce Commission recently authorized $18 million from the agency’s five-year Crossing Safety Improvement Plan to assist the city of Decatur in constructing a road overpass over Norfolk Southern Railway Co. track near Brush College Road. The commission also […]


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Omicron Hits Carnival’s Near-Term Cruise Bookings

December 20, 2021

Via: gCaptain

Carnival Corp said on Monday Omicron has hurt near-term bookings, but demand for cruises late next year and 2023 suggest that the impact from new coronavirus variants could be shortlived. Shares of the company fell marginally after the cruise operator […]


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Wisconsin transit services receive nearly $4M in state, federal funding

December 8, 2021

Via: Transportation Today

Local transit services for seniors and residents with disabilities will receive nearly $4 million in combined Wisconsin state and federal funds. The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) recently administered $3.99 million to 50 agencies in rural and smaller urban areas […]