The Massachusetts Congressional delegation asked the FCC to review a proposal to construct hundreds of WiFi monopoles along the MBTA commuter rail system.
Federal programs related to transit technology
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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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.