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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.

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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.

Veterans Transportation and Community Living Initiative

The U. S. Department of Transportation, Federal Transit Administration (FTA), launched a new initiative to help ensure that getting a ride to work, day care, or to a medical appointment is no longer an obstacle for veterans or their families. The Veterans Transportation and Community Living Initiative will award grants to local transportation providers and other groups around the country so they can better coordinate and deliver important transit information through "one-call" or "one click" centers.


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