Federal Transit Administration Archives - BUSRide

BYD's first 40-foot, zero-emissions electric rapid transit bus completes Altoona testing

The Altoona Bus Research and Testing Center under the Larson Institute and sponsored by the FTA, last week completed the FTA’s “new model bus testing program” of the first 40-foot, all-electric bus.

LoNo makes it easier being green

FTA makes $24.9 million available for the adoption of low or no-emission buses.

U.S. DOT announces final rule to streamline environmental reviews for transit projects

The FTA and FHWA anticipate that the new rule, issued jointly, will expedite the delivery of certain transit and highway projects.

LaHood: $59.3 million for energy-efficient transit projects

Ray LaHood today announced that 27 projects will receive a combined $59.3 million to help transit agencies purchase and support cleaner, greener buses.

FTA awards $3.3 million for fuel-efficient buses in St. Cloud, MN

The St. Cloud Metropolitan Transit Commission will use the $3.3 million to help renovate its Metro Bus Operations Center.

LaHood to states: Strengthen transit safety oversight

Ray LaHood called on 26 states, Puerto Rico, and the District of Columbia to prepare to meet new federal regulations in the near future.

Bus shelters follow the sun

The RTC of Southern Nevada is installing 150 new solar-powered bus shelters throughout the Las Vegas Valley as part of its federally funded transit amenities program.

Transportation Secretary: $787 million to repair transit infrastructure

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood today announced $787 million for modernizing and replacing aging transit facilities.

U.S. DOT celebrates new FTA authority

MAP-21 requires that FTA establish an oversight program to ensure that rail transit systems are meeting safety requirements, and also includes new provisions for bus-only operators.

Transit agencies given flexibility in managing fuel prices

Secretary Ray LaHood today announced that selected transit agencies in cash-strapped municipalities from may now use certain FTA funds to cover the cost of the gas, diesel, and electric power that keeps buses, light rail, streetcars, and other transit vehicles running.