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U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao Announces $225 Million in Funding for Boston Green Line Extension

SOMERVILLE, Mass. – U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) Secretary Elaine L. Chao was joined by FTA Acting Administrator K. Jane Williams, Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker, Congressman Michael Capuano, Congresswoman Katherine Clark, and state and local officials today to announce the release of a $225 million federal grant agreement for the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) Green Line Extension (GLX) light rail project.

Updated: Monday, June 25, 2018

U.S. Department of Transportation to Release $100 Million in Grant Funds for Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority Green Line Extension

WASHINGTON –The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) today announced that it will issue $100 million in grant funding to the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) for its Green Line Extension (GLX) light rail project.

Updated: Thursday, December 21, 2017

Purple Line FFGA Signing & Groundbreaking

Remarks as Prepared for Delivery
U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao
Purple Line FFGA Signing & Groundbreaking
Takoma Park, Maryland
Monday, August 28, 2017

Good morning, everyone.  And thank you, Secretary Peter Rahn, for that introduction.

I would like to pause for a moment to say that our hearts are with Texans who endured the onslaught of Hurricane Harvey this past weekend. 

Updated: Monday, September 11, 2017

News Digest FTA 11-17

FTA Announces Program for Cooperative Purchases of Transit Vehicles and Equipment. The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announced last week the Pilot Program for Nonprofit Cooperative Procurements and is accepting expressions of interest from eligible nonprofit entities to participate.

Updated: Wednesday, August 30, 2017

U.S. Department of Transportation Announces $900 Million for Maryland Purple Line Project

Secretary Chao Joins Maryland Officials for Ceremonial Event

WASHINGTON, DC. – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration (FTA) today announced a $900 million federal grant agreement for the Maryland Purple Line Light Rail Project. The light rail line will make travel across Montgomery and Prince George’s counties faster and more reliable for thousands of  Maryland residents, improving access to major business and activity centers in the state’s most populated counties.

Updated: Monday, August 28, 2017

U.S. Department of Transportation Announces $226.5 Million Funding Opportunity to Improve Transit Bus Service

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (U.S. DOT) Federal Transit Administration (FTA) today announced the opportunity to apply for approximately $226.5 million in competitive grant funding for transit bus projects nationwide.

Updated: Wednesday, July 12, 2017

FTA Recognizes Three Outstanding Rural Transit Agencies

ASHEVILLE, NC – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration (FTA) Acting Administrator Carolyn Flowers today announced three Administrator’s Awards for Outstanding Public Transportation Service in Rural Public Transportation. The announcement was made at the 22nd National Rural and Intercity Bus Conference in Asheville, NC.

Updated: Monday, October 3, 2016

News Digest - DOT 119-16

USDOT Re-Opens Comment Period on Proposed New Rule to Improve Transportation Planning in High-Population Regions.  This week, the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announced the reopening of a public comment period for a proposed new rule that would improve coordination of multi-modal transportation planning by metropolitan planning organizations (MPOs) serving urban areas throughout the nation. The original comment period closed in August after being open for 60 days.

Updated: Monday, October 3, 2016
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