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U.S. Department of Transportation Celebrates Groundbreaking of First Bus Rapid Transit System in Jacksonville

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx today participated in a groundbreaking for a new bus rapid transit (BRT) system that will improve transit options in the greater Jacksonville area and offer faster, more convenient access to downtown. Secretary Foxx was joined by Jacksonville Mayor Alvin Brown, Acting Federal Transit Administrator Therese McMillan, representatives from the Jacksonville Transportation Authority (JTA), and other state and local officials.

Acting Federal Transit Administrator McMillan Attends Groundbreaking of L.A. Purple Line Extension

LOS ANGELES – The U.S Department of Transportation’s Acting Federal Transit Administrator (FTA) Therese McMillan today participated in the groundbreaking of the 3.9-mile Westside Purple Line Section 1 Extension that will – expand transit options in one of the most congested corridors in Los Angeles County. Acting Administrator McMillan was joined by Senator Dianne Feinstein, Rep. Henry Waxman, Rep. Karen Bass, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, and other local officials.

U.S. Department of Transportation Celebrates Grand Opening of Tucson Streetcar, Further Expanding Regional Transit Choices

Tucson, Ariz. – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Federal Transit Administration (FTA) today celebrated the grand opening of the Sun Link Streetcar line. The new line will significantly improve transit options for thousands of area residents and connect major activity centers in downtown Tucson with health care facilities, the University of Arizona and other regional attractions. FTA Chief Counsel Dorval Carter joined Tucson Mayor Jonathan Rothschild and other local officials at a ribbon-cutting event.

U.S. Transportation Secretary LaHood Announces $25 Million to Advance Local Transit Options for an America Built to Last

WASHINGTON—U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood today announced the availability of approximately $25 million in competitive funding grants to help communities take their first steps in planning future transit options to better connect people to where they live, work and play.