Thursday, April 26, 2018

Genfare founder Reichard Jr. passes away at 97

On Thursday, April 19, 2018, Dan Reichard Jr. passed away in Columbus, Ohio. Reichard was one of the founders of Genfare in 1980 and...

Pennsylvania, 2 more states earn State Safety Oversight certification

The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announced that Arizona, Georgia, and Pennsylvania have obtained federal certification of their rail transit State Safety Oversight (SSO) Programs,...

New L.A. electric car-share service to provide key links to transit, jobs

BlueLA, a unique 100% electric vehicle (EV) car-sharing program developed by Blue Solutions launched in the city. The program is the nation’s largest ever...

San Francisco MTA issues private transit permit to Chariot

The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) issued the first private transit operator permit under the city’s recently adopted private transit vehicle regulations to...

Key Steps to Finding a New Public Transit CEO

With the continuing wave of retirements as well as top leadership making career pivots, transit boards are challenged with searching for the right person...

FTA offers $84M for technologically advanced transit buses

The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announced the opportunity for grantees to apply for up to $84.45 million in competitive grant funds through FTA’s Low...

DCTA receives $2.6M to construct bus maintenance facility

The Denton County Transportation Authority (DCTA) was awarded $2.6 million in funding from FTA’s Bus & Bus Facilities Infrastructure Investment Program to construct a...

Driverless shuttle to deliver rides at UW–Madison

A group of University of Wisconsin–Madison students piles into an 11-seat vehicle, opting for a smooth shuttle ride up Observatory Drive instead of a...

New York MTA to unveil Bus Action Plan

NEW YORK — The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) is unveiling its Bus Action Plan to improve service, which includes sweeping measures geared toward the...

DOT’s new BUILD program makes $1.5B in funding available

The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) published a Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) to apply for $1.5 billion in discretionary grant funding through the...

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