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Posts Tagged ‘FTA’

National Public Transportation Safety Plan

Monday, January 23rd, 2017
FTA: National Public Transportation Safety Plan

MAP-21 (Pub. L. 112-141 (2012)) amended Federal transit law by authorizing a new Public Transportation Safety Program at 49 U.S.C. § 5329. Pursuant to Section 5329(b), the Public Transportation Safety Program must include a National Public Transportation Safety Plan to improve the safety of all public transportation systems that receive Federal transit funds.

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Fracking’s Most Wanted

Wednesday, April 8th, 2015
Top Five Violators in Colorado, Pennsylvania, West Virginia

NATURAL RESOURCES DEFENSE COUNCIL
NRDC and the FracTracker Alliance (FTA) launched an investigation to determine what information about oil and gas company violations is publicly available, how accessible it is, and whether it provides an adequate understanding about the practices of different companies. We looked at whether information could easily be found on the internet, rather than having to make official requests for information in writing.

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Guest on The Infra Blog: Therese McMillan, Acting Administrator, Federal Transit Administration (FTA)

Wednesday, January 7th, 2015
Therese McMillan, Acting Administrator, Federal Transit Authority

Therese McMillan is currently the Acting Administrator of the Federal Transit Administration (FTA). She joined FTA as Deputy Administrator on July 2, 2009. As Deputy, McMillan assisted the Administrator in leading a staff of more than 500 in the Washington D.C. headquarters office and 10 regional offices throughout the United States, and implementing an annual budget approximating $10 billion.

“The economic impact of transit investments has different faces…First, it should be recognized that any time you are building and repairing transit services, that in and of itself is creating jobs in the near term. Another thing, though, that’s important to think about in terms of economic impact, is the ability of transit to connect people to their jobs, and often to connect them in a more efficient and effective way than being caught in traffic and congestion.”

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Status of the Nation’s Highways, Bridges, and Transit

Monday, March 3rd, 2014
2013 Status of the Nation’s  Highways, Bridges, and Transit

FEDERAL HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION
FEDERAL TRANSIT ADMINISTRATION
This edition of the C&P report is based primarily on data through the year 2010; consequently, the system conditions and performance measures presented should reflect effects of the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA-LU), which authorized Federal highway and transit funding for Federal fiscal years 2005 through 2009 (and extended through fiscal year 2012), as well as some of the impact of the funding authorized under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Recovery Act). None of the impact of funding authorized under the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21) is reflected. In assessing recent trends, this report generally focuses on the 10- year period from 2000 to 2010. The prospective analyses generally cover the 20-year period ending in 2030; the investment levels associated with these scenarios are stated in constant 2010 dollars.

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Interactive Map: FTA FY2012 Clean Fuels Grant Program

Friday, September 21st, 2012

FEDERAL TRANSIT ADMINISTRATION
The U.S. Department of Transportation announces $59.3 million for 27 projects that will help transit agencies to accommodate cleaner, greener buses that reduce harmful emissions, improve fuel economy, and save on operating costs.

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Peer-to-Peer Information Exchange on Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) and Bus Priority Best Practices

Thursday, May 17th, 2012

FEDERAL TRANSIT ADMINISTRATION

Introduction

The purpose of this effort, sponsored by the Federal Transit Administration (FTA), has been to foster a dialogue among peers at transportation and planning agencies about their experiences with promoting public transit.

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Outcomes of the Nonmotorized Transportation Pilot Program

Tuesday, May 1st, 2012

FEDERAL HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION
Section 1807 of the Safe, Accountable, Flexible Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA-LU) P.L. 109-59 established the Nonmotorized Transportation Pilot Program (NTPP) in August 2005.1 Over the span of 4 years, the NTPP provided roughly $25 million annually in contract authority allocated equally among four pilot communities (Columbia, Missouri; Marin County, California; Minneapolis, Minnesota; and Sheboygan County, Wisconsin) “to construct … a network of nonmotorized transportation infrastructure facilities, including sidewalks, bicycle lanes, and pedestrian and bicycle trails, that connect directly with transit stations, schools, residences, businesses, recreation areas, and other community activity centers.

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Discretionary Grant Programs: State by State

Tuesday, October 18th, 2011
Discretionary Grant Programs: State by State

FEDERAL TRANSIT ADMINISTRATION
FY 2011 Discretionary Program Awards: Alternative Analysis (AA), State of Good Repair (SOGP), & Bus Livability

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Impact of Alternate Public Transit and Rail Investment Scenarios on the Labor Market

Tuesday, October 26th, 2010
Click to Enlarge - Table 5

ECONOMIC POLICY INSTITUTE
Transportation investments represent an opportunity for Congress to kick the economy into a higher gear by creating millions of well-paying jobs while simultaneously boosting the condition and performance of our nation’s transportation system.

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Transit Report: National State of Good Repair Assessment

Monday, July 26th, 2010
SGR Pie Charts

FEDERAL TRANSIT ADMINISTRATION
Roughly one-third of the nation’s transit assets (weighted by replacement value) are in either marginal or poor condition, implying that these assets are near or have already exceeded their expected useful life.

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