September 27, 2018 – The Federal Transit Administration on September 25 announced the winning applicants for $366 million in federal grants for the competitive portion of the bus and bus facility grants program. The $366.2 million consists of $246.5 million in contract authority from the Highway Trust Fund provided by the FAST Act and $161.4 million in general fund appropriations from the FY 2018 omnibus act, reduced by an oversight takedown and prior grant announcements totaling $41.7 million.
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August 24, 2018 – Today, the Federal Transit Administration announced the recipients of $84.4 million in grants to local transit agencies for the purchase of low-emission or zero-emission buses and related equipment.
May 23, 2018 – House Members grilled recently confirmed Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administrator Ray Martinez on the delayed implementation of motor carrier provisions of the FAST Act at a hearing of the House Subcommittee on Highways and Transit Tuesday.
April 5, 2018 – The U.S.
July 13, 2017 – On July 12, the Federal Transit Administration issued a notice that $226.5 million in grants for buses and bus facilities will be available, on a competitive basis, for fiscal year 2017.
TransLoc, a North Carolina-grown startup, was founded 11 years ago by Josh Whiton and is currently based out of Durham.
September 14, 2016 – The Federal Transit Administration on September 8 announced the recipients of $211 million in discretionary bus and bus facility funding for fiscal year 2016.
July 27, 2016 – The U.S. Department of Transportation is expected to announce the full list of recipients of almost $500 million in “TIGER” surface transportation grant funding for fiscal 2016 later this week, and yesterday, the Federal Transit Administration released the list of the 20 transit agencies that will split a total of $55 million in funding for low or zero-emission bus purchases for FY16.
March 30, 2016 – Congress may be in the middle of a two-week recess, but the Department of Transportation continues to churn away implementing the FAST Act and the 2016 DOT Appropriations Act, in the hopes of getting its last annual round of grants out the door as quickly as possible.
Over the past decade, Houston has invested a significant amount of resources in public transit.