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U.S. Transportation Secretary Foxx Announces $7 Million in Grants to Help Small Communities Improve Air Service

WASHINGTON – U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx today announced that the Department of Transportation would provide $7 million from the Small Community Air Service Development Program to help 16 communities in 14 states develop their own solutions to local air service needs. The Department received 52 applications from 27 states.

Federal Railroad Administration Funds Two Grants to Mitigate Risk among Short Line Railroads Hauling Hazardous Materials

WASHINGTON – The Federal Railroad Administration today funded two grants totaling $350,000 to support development of a Short Line Safety Institute. The Institute will help mitigate risk associated with shipping hazardous materials by rail by working to improve the culture of safety within the short line and regional rail industry while improving its overall safety record.

News Digest DOT 41-14

U.S. Department of Transportation Releases Funding to University Transportation Centers.  The U.S. Department of Transportation released $62,631,600 in grants to 33 University Transportation Centers (UTCs) for the second year of two years of funding authorized by Congress for those selected in the FY2013 UTC Grant Program competition. The complete list of recipients is available online.

U.S. Department of Transportation Celebrates Opening of New SunRail Commuter Rail Line, Expanding Transit Service in Central Florida

ORLANDO, Fla. – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration (FTA) today celebrated the opening of the first phase of the SunRail commuter rail line, which will significantly expand transit options and connect thousands of residents to jobs and other economic opportunities throughout Central Florida.