The secured $104 million grant will not only facilitate the conversion of bus garages but will allow WMATA to procure new battery electric buses, while also fostering workforce development and training initiatives.
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With a focus on accessibility and innovation, the new terminal re-defines transit options, underscores economic growth and solidifies RTA's commitment to modernising public transportation for New Orleans' community.
USDOT's investment of $13.4 million seeks to re-shape local planning around transit hubs, fostering sustainable, well-connected and inclusive communities through FTA’s Pilot Program for Transit-Oriented Development Planning.
With the geofencing technology's promise of targeted marketing partnerships, RIPTA aims to enhance transit services and promote widespread access to public transportation through the programme extension.
The grant will allow RTC SNV to implement crucial infrastructure improvements and innovative programmes that address the unique needs of historically underserved communities across Southern Nevada.
FTA allocates $20 million to enhance public transit in 47 distressed communities, creating job opportunities and improving accessibility for residents in low-income areas through targeted studies based on Census data.
Provided through FTA's Low or No Emission Vehicle Program, the $3 million grant will allow VIA to replace 15 gasoline-powered paratransit vehicles with low-emission propane vans, prioritising accessibility and environmental sustainability.
Montgomery County introduces the Ride On Trip Planner app, offering comprehensive trip planning, real-time updates and multimodal options to enhance the public transportation experience.
The $19 million funding will enable IndyGo to acquire clean, modern diesel-electric hybrid buses, furthering its efforts to reduce emissions, improve air quality and enhance service reliability in downtown Indianapolis.
In addition to purchasing 30 battery electric buses, the $33.5 million federal funding enables King County Metro to convert routes in low-income areas and expand its apprenticeship programmes.
Over 40,000 daily riders will benefit from the efficient transportation options offered by the BRT line, with buses arriving every five minutes during peak periods for 22 hours a day, serving the Hill District, Oakland and Central Downtown.
In line with its commitment to achieve a 100% zero-emission bus fleet by 2040, the new electric buses are set to arrive in early 2025, offering reduced emissions and cost savings for the Chicago Transit Authority.
Carrie Lee, Sustainability and Climate Program Manager at King County Metro, discusses the importance of collaborative partnerships and innovative strategies in driving the transition to a zero-emission fleet, as well as highlights the positive impact it will have on reducing greenhouse gas emissions, improving air quality and creating a more…
In line with national objectives to reduce air pollution, Rock Region METRO's new zero-emission buses will foster a greener future and provide sustainable transportation options to the people of Arkansas.
The extension of the 'Ride Free Central Falls' pilot programme will allow RIPTA to continue using geofencing technology to promote public transport use and explore targeted marketing partnerships until August 2023.