BART directors are reconsidering a proposal to designate BART a “sanctuary” transit system out of concern that the move might jeopardize federal funds.
Federal programs related to transit technology
The Washington Post identified 16 major transit projects that would be at risk if the Trump administration cuts back New Starts funding.
The proposed 2018 budget from the Trump Administration cuts overall DOT funding by 13% and slashes several transit and rail programs.
The MBTA led the nation in derailments last year with eight incidents. San Francisco Muni and New Orleans RTA were close behind, with six derailments each.
A freight railroad asked Congress to fund the efforts of passenger railroads to implement positive train control.
Pierce Transit (WA) received $1.66 million in federal funding to install collision-avoidance and emergency-braking technology on its buses.
BART, MTC, and Scoop Technologies teamed up to guarantee parking at BART’s Dublin/Pleasanton station for carpoolers using the Scoop app.
ICYMI: MTA WiFi and cell coverage is ahead of schedule, SFMTA receives USDOT grant for safer systems, and TTC calls online store a success.
USDOT selected a research consortium led by the New York University Tandon School of Engineering to tackle urban mobility challenges.
WMATA, MTA Maryland, and Amtrak are getting ready for a crush of travelers to and from Washington, D.C., on January 20 for the presidential inauguration.