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How the Internet of Things is Transforming Public Transit

At the Federal Transit Administration (FTA), we’re always looking for ways to spur innovation in public transportation. As you read this, transit systems around the country are implementing new ideas and options to make bus, rail, and even on-demand services work better for their customers.

You may have already heard the term Internet of Things, or IoT. In short, the Internet of Things is the revolution of having Internet-connected devices like smartphones integrated into our everyday lives. (You can read a lot more about IoT in FTA’s Report to Congress on the subject!)

U.S. Department of Transportation Announces $7 Million in Funding for Innovative Research to Improve Public Transportation

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Federal Transit Administration (FTA) today announced an opportunity https://www.transit.dot.gov/funding/applying/notices-funding/safety-research-and-demonstration-srd-program to apply for $7 million in federal funding for projects that demonstrate innovative approaches to improve safety for public transportation workers and passengers.

Updated: Monday, August 15, 2016

Secretary Foxx and China’s Minister of Transport Yang Chuangtang Kickoff the Race to Zero Emissions Challenge

LOS ANGELES – U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx and China’s Minister of Transport Yang Chuantang unveiled the U.S.-China Race to Zero Emissions (R2ZE) Challenge during the eighth U.S.-China Transportation Forum in Los Angeles.  The R2ZE Challenge is a collaborative and friendly competition that encourages cities and metropolitan transit districts in the United States and China to deploy innovative and advanced non-polluting Zero Emission Buses (ZEBs) in their transit systems.

Updated: Tuesday, June 7, 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

U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx Outlines Transportation Vision Focused on Overcoming Infrastructure Deficit

WASHINGTON – U.S. Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx today outlined his top priorities for the Department of Transportation, highlighting America’s infrastructure deficit and identifying ways for the Department to use innovation and improved planning to stretch transportation dollars as effectively and efficiently as possible. Secretary Foxx also discussed his vision for multimodal transportation providing greater economic “ladders of opportunity” to all Americans and reiterated the Department’s commitment to safety.

Updated: Wednesday, January 15, 2014
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