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The American Public Transportation Association (APTA), on behalf of the public transportation industry, released a statement applauding Congressional leaders and the Trump Administration for reaching a bipartisan agreement on the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act that…
March 26, 2020
Chicago Transit Authority
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Chicago area officials this week announced assistance to help alleviate the cost burden of transportation during the state of Illinois' recently enacted stay-at-home order that is serving as a response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The city recognizes that first-responders, healthcare workers, and…
March 25, 2020
The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) is seeking Congressional support for the creation of a fiscal “backstop” for the transportation sector due to the economic impact of the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. AASHTO sent a three-page letter to…
March 24, 2020
MBTA announces service updates that support social distancing during COVID-19
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The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) has announced service revisions in an ongoing effort to protect the health and safety of its workforce and customers. The MBTA says the new measures are also designed to preserve transit services for those who are essential to slowing the spread…
March 23, 2020
The American Public Transportation Association (APTA) is strongly urging Congress to immediately provide $16 billion in direct emergency funding to public transit agencies to offset the extraordinary direct costs and revenue losses caused by the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. “Public transit…
March 20, 2020
The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) recently announced that expanded eligibility of federal assistance is available under FTA’s Emergency Relief Program to help transit agencies respond to the coronavirus (COVID-19). This includes allowing all eligible transit providers, including those in…
March 19, 2020
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) this week issued a proposal to modernize numerous Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards and clarify ambiguities in current occupant protection standards for vehicles equipped with automated driving systems that are designed without…
March 18, 2020
Amtrak, state rail partners need $1 billion due to dramatic decline in travel
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Amtrak recently said the U.S. railroad passenger service and its state partners are in need of $1 billion in government assistance after a dramatic decline in travel demand due to the COVID19 pandemic. According to a report from Reuters, the rail agency said travel booking for its rail service…
March 17, 2020
FTA announces grants to Improve Transportation Access Through Innovative Technologies
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The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) today announced announced approximately $20.3 million in grant selections through the Integrated Mobility Innovation (IMI) program.  IMI supports projects that use innovative technologies and processes to improve access to public transportation, increase…
March 16, 2020
A new AAA survey on automated vehicles reveals that only one in 10 drivers (12%) would trust riding in a self-driving car. According to AAA, even more Americans (28%) do not know how they feel about the technology, signaling consumers are stuck in neutral on the road to accepting self-driving cars…
March 06, 2020
StreetLight Data Inc. today launched Annual Average Daily Traffic (AADT) counts for 2019 on its StreetLight InSight platform. StreetLight provided the industry with early AADT metrics, enabling organizations to quickly and easily access 2019 traffic counts without waiting for months of processing…
March 05, 2020
FTA Helping Obtain Prosperity for Everyone (HOPE) program
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The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) this week announced an opportunity for communities to apply for $8.5 million in competitive grant funding for transit projects that would help support those living in poverty or recovering from substance abuse. The agency's new Helping Obtain Prosperity for…
March 04, 2020
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