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Federal programs related to transit technology
The Regional Transportation Commission of Washoe County (NV) received permission from a federal judge to record audio conversations on RTC buses.
The Federal Transit Administration awarded $55 million in grants to 51 projects in 39 states through the Low or No Emission Vehicle program.
The Trump administration asked DDOT to remove the Capital Bikeshare station from the White House grounds because of security concerns.
The Massachusetts Congressional delegation asked the FCC to review a proposal to construct hundreds of WiFi monopoles along the MBTA commuter rail system.
Elon Musk claims he received government approval for a Hyperloop tunnel to link New York City with Washington, D.C.
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s inspector general is reviewing the progress of railroads in implementing positive train control technology.
A new open-source modeling tool called Doppelganger allows urban planners to simulate population groups based on multiple datasets.
The director of the Census Bureau announced his unexpected retirement amid concerns about funding the work needed to support the 2020 census.
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