This week, the Department’s Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announced the availability of approximately $10 million through its Pilot Program for Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) Planning. This funding will help connect communities, improve access to public transportation and affordable housing, and support President Biden’s call to combat climate change, advance environmental justice, and promote equitable delivery of benefits to underserved communities.
What is the pilot program?...
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FTA’s Low or No Emission (Low-No) Program is changing the makeup of transit fleets nationwide and helping reduce the carbon emissions that contribute to climate change.
The Low-No program, launched in 2016, supports cleaner and more energy efficient technologies to power transit buses. In February, FTA announced a new round of funding making $180 million available for transit...
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The Department announced this week a notice of funding opportunity (NOFO) for $1 billion in Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity (RAISE) Transportation Discretionary Grants program for Financial Year (FY) 2021. The RAISE program, previously known as BUILD and TIGER, has awarded over $8.9 billion in grants to projects in all 50 states, DC and Puerto Rico since 2009.
RAISE is an extremely popular program, with over 9700 applications over time, which have lead to 680 projects funded. It is one of the few DOT discretionary programs for which regional and...
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As we reach the end of Women’s History Month, we reflect on the accomplishments women have made — and continue to make — on transportation.
In the 19th Century, Mary Walton designed and patented the first noise reduction system for elevated railroads, an early step that not only made rail more enjoyable, but reduced air pollution. We know that civil rights activists like Rosa Parks and Claudette Colvin sparked a movement around the deep ties between racial justice and transit. We recognize visionary leaders like Jane Jacobs who were written off as “just a housewife” but continued...
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