Legislative Alert — Tell FTA to Extend the Buy America Waiver for Mini-vans

Legislative Alert: Minivan Buy America Waiver In May 2016, the FTA issued a partial Buy America waiver for the procurement of minivans used in vanpool programs. Specifically, the notice waived steel content requirements.  FTA did, however, require final assembly in the United States. The waiver is limited to contracts entered before September 30, 2019 or…

FTA to Host Webinar Tomorrow on Integrated Mobility Innovation Program Funding Opportunity – June 18 2:00 EDT

    On Tuesday, June 18, at 2 p.m. EDT, the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) will host a second webinar for potential applicants and other stakeholders interested in the Integrated Mobility Innovation (IMI) Demonstration Program. FTA staff will provide further information on the application process, key requirements, including data, and will answer frequently asked questions.…

House Transportation Committee Calls for Policy Input from Stakeholders – Action Alert

The Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure is soliciting stakeholder input with regards to the Committee’s work on infrastructure within our jurisdiction this Congress. We encourage all stakeholders to submit policy priorities by email to TIStakeholders@mail.house.gov. The Committee will also be holding a Members’ Day Hearing for all Members of the House of Representatives to highlight…

Transit Tech Spotlight: Trip Planning – Fare Payment – Integration

The Coalition for Smarter Transportation has released a ‘Transit Tech Spotlight” that focuses on available technologies for trip planning, fare payment, and integration.Technology can play a critical role in improving rider experience, thus increasing transit ridership and reducing the number of people on our roads. Simple, seamless, and multi-modal trip planning and fare collection are…

FTA Announces Lo-No Bus Grants

Today the Federal Transit Administration announced $84.45 million in grant selections through the Low- or No-Emission (Low-No) Grant program. This program, authorized by the FAST Act, funds the deployment of transit buses and infrastructure that use advanced propulsion technologies. Eligible projects include the purchase or lease of buses that are powered by modern systems such as hybrid…