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FTA has $25.8M in transit planning grants The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) Federal Transit Administration (FTA) has announced the availability of $25.8 million in grant funds to support Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) projects.  

fta-has-8m-in-transit-planning-grants
The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) Federal Transit Administration (FTA) has announced the availability of $25.8 million in grant funds to support Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) projects.     The competitive grant funding is facilitated through the FTA's Pilot...
ns-joins-bita
Add Norfolk Southern to the growing list of railroads that have joined the Blockchain in Transport Alliance.     BiTA, founded in August 2017, is described as "the transportation and logistics industry's leading trade association for developing standards...
caltrain-honored-for-los-gatos-creek-project
Caltrain's Los Gatos Creek Bridge Replacement Project has been recognized with the Construction Management Association of America's (CMAA) Northern California Project Achievement Award in the transportation category.     The award recognizes excellence in construction management, officials said....
réseau-de-transport-métropolitain-rebranding-itself-as-exo
The Réseau de transport métropolitain (RTM) officially rebranded itself as exo May 23.     The organization manages train, paratransit and bus services for Quebec's Greater Montréal area, focusing on the North and South shores. The RTM came about...
ace-to-bart-rail-connection-project-receives-planning-grant
Officials announced last week California's approval of a $750,000 grant for planning efforts to connect the Altamont Corridor Express (ACE) and Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) rail systems.     Officials say the connection would relieve congestion on...

rac-reiterates-need-for-dedicated-shortline-railroad-capital-funding
The Railway Association of Canada (RAC) is calling on the government of Canada and its provinces to support programs that provide shortline railroads with dedicated funding for infrastructure investment. There have been two high-profile shortline rail...
dhs-issues-nofo-for-security-grants
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) issued a Notice of Funding Opportunity for eight DHS preparedness grant programs, totaling $1.6 billion. There are a total of $198 million in grants available in three categories related to...
fra-plans-june-4-webinar-to-discuss-ptc-grants
The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) will host a webinar on June 4 aimed at helping those seeking funding for the recently announced positive train control (PTC) grants. The administration will award $250 million of its available PTC...
miner-acquires-dfw-grating
Miner Enterprises has acquired Texas-based DFW Grating, a manufacturer of metal grating products.     The acquisition further expands Miner's broad product line, which includes draft gears, outlet gates, side bearings, brake beams, hatch covers and other railcar...
huron-central-will-cease-operations-by-end-of-the-year
Operations will cease by the end of 2018 along the Huron Central Railway (HCRY), a subsidiary of Genesee & Wyoming Canada Inc., which cites a lack of provincial funding needed to maintain service. HCRY operates a...