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U.S. Department of Transportation Announces $211 Million in Grants for New Buses, Facilities to Improve Bus Service Nationwide

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration (FTA) today announced the selections for its Bus and Bus Facilities Grant Program that will help provide more modern, reliable bus service for transit riders across the country. Sixty one projects in 41 states, the Virgin Islands, and Indian Country will receive a share of nearly $211 million to replace, rehabilitate, and purchase transit buses and related equipment, and construct bus-related facilities.

Updated: Thursday, September 8, 2016

U.S. Transportation Secretary Foxx Announces $79 Million TIFIA Loan for Chicago’s 95th Street Bus and Rail Project

WASHINGTON – U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx today announced the closing of a $79 million Transportation Infrastructure Finance Innovation Act (TIFIA) loan to the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) for the 95th Street Bus and Rail project.

Updated: Friday, April 25, 2014

FMCSA’s Operation Quick Strike Removed 52 Unsafe Bus Companies From the Road

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) announced today that 52 bus companies and 340 vehicles were put out of business and removed from the road as a result of Operation Quick Strike, an eight-month intensified effort to shut down unsafe motorcoach companies.

Updated: Thursday, December 12, 2013

FMCSA Orders Phoenix-based Bus Company Shut Down for Failing to Ensure Vehicle and Driver Safety, Endangering the Traveling Public

WASHINGTON – Safety investigators for the U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) have ordered Phoenix-based Autobuses Rayon, Inc., USDOT No. 2011920, to immediately cease all passenger transportation operations after finding that the company was endangering the traveling public by failing to ensure the safety of  its vehicles and drivers.  Investigators also found that the carrier improperly allowed at least three other unsafe bus companies, previously shut down by FMCSA, to continue passenger services using vehicles with the registration markings of Autobuses Rayon.  The federal shut-down order includes all interstate and intrastate operations.

Updated: Friday, November 22, 2013
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