The director of the Census Bureau announced his unexpected retirement amid concerns about funding the work needed to support the 2020 census.
Federal programs related to transit technology
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BART directors are reconsidering a proposal to designate BART a “sanctuary” transit system out of concern that the move might jeopardize federal funds.
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.