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News Digest DOT 09-17

BTS Releases Updated National Transit Map - The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) today released version two of the National Transit Map, a geospatial database containing information from hundreds of transit agencies that provides open, machine-readable data about their stops, routes, and schedules.

Updated: Tuesday, January 16, 2018

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 at Bus Conference: Partnerships Keep America on the Move

Buses make up the backbone of every public transportation system in America, transporting people to work, school, health care, and other destinations. They’re also the most widely used form of public transportation in the United States, with as many as 48,000 buses on the roads in any given rush hour. This week, the American Public Transportation Association (APTA) held its annual Bus and Paratransit conference in Reno, Nevada, where more than 1,000 transit providers shared their knowledge and learned more about operations, maintenance, and transformative technologies. Matt Welbes, the Federal Transit Administration’s (FTA) Executive Director, helped kick off the conference on Monday by providing remarks and showing an educational video, Keeping America on the Move, about transit bus services that are intended to help viewers understand how FTA uses federal tax dollars to support these vital services.

U.S. Department of Transportation Announces $55 Million Funding Opportunity for Clean-Energy Transit Bus Projects

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration (FTA) today announced the opportunity to apply for up to $55 million in competitive grant funds through FTA’s Low or No Emission (Low-No) Bus Program. The Low-No program supports projects sponsored by local transit agencies to bring advanced, American-made bus technologies such as battery electric power and hydrogen fuel cells into service nationwide.

Updated: Thursday, April 27, 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

Federal Transit Administration Issues Guidance to Public Transportation Agencies on Implementing Equal Employment Opportunity Requirements

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration (FTA) today published revised guidance to transit agencies on how to comply with federal Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) guidelines. FTA produced the circular to ensure that transit agency leadership understands and follows EEO requirements to prohibit discrimination in the workplace and stays in sync with changes that have occurred as federal laws impact civil rights.

Updated: Friday, September 30, 2016
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