News Releases 2009


December


DATE SUBJECT
  12/18/2009   Federal Transit Administration Official Breaks Ground on Transit Center Renovation and Expansion in Grand Rapids
  12/14/2009   Federal Transit Administration Official Breaks Ground for Brownsville Intermodal Terminal in Texas
  12/11/2009   Federal Transit Administration Announces $32 Million for 100 Tribal Transit Projects, New Jobs in 22 States
  12/8/2009   U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood Proposes Legislation to Improve Rail Transit Safety Oversight
  12/1/2009   U.S. Transportation Secretary Announces $280 Million for Streetcars

November


DATE SUBJECT
  11/13/2009   Top U.S.Transit Official Attends Northstar Commuter Rail Grand Opening and ĎRide the Railsí

October


DATE SUBJECT
  10/6/2009   Federal Transit Administration Launches Bus Safety and Security Website for Small Urban and Rural Transit Agencies

September


DATE SUBJECT
  9/21/2009   $100 Million in Obama Administration Economic Recovery Act Funds Charts New Course for Green Transportation

August


DATE SUBJECT
  8/31/2009   Federal Transit Administration Reaches Major Recovery Act Milestone, Awards $6.7 Billion To Nearly 600 Transit Providers Across the U.S.
  8/25/2009   Secretary Announces Grants for Recovery Act Funds
  8/20/2009   Secretary Announces 132 Grants for Recovery Act Funds
  8/13/2009   Secretary Announces 50 Grants for Recovery Act Funds

July


DATE SUBJECT
  7/31/2009   Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood Announces $369.5 Million in Federal Recovery Act Funds for Transit Improvements Throughout U.S.
  7/24/2009   Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood Announces $387.7 Million in Federal Recovery Act Funds for Transit Improvements Throughout U.S.
  7/17/2009   Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood Announces $280.4 Million in Federal Recovery Act Funds for Transit Improvements Throughout U.S.
  7/11/2009   Nationís Top Transit Official Visits Vermont, New Hampshire Bi-State Region to Break Ground on Recovery Act Project
  7/9/2009   Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood Announces $961.3 Million in Federal Recovery Act Funds for Transit Improvements Throughout U.S.
  7/1/2009   Nationís Top Transit Official in South Bend to Break Ground for New Transit Center; Project Received $3.7 Million in Recovery Act Funds

June


DATE SUBJECT
  6/25/2009   Secretary LaHood Announces $473.3 Million in Federal Recovery Act Funds
  6/10/2009   Secretary LaHood Announces $909.4 Million in Federal Recovery Act Funds for Transit Improvements
  6/8/2009   Federal Transit Administrator Rogoff Announces Key Administration Post

May


DATE SUBJECT
  5/11/2009   10 Transit Agencies Show Inventiveness in Attracting Riders
  5/8/2009   Presidentís Budget Recommends $1.83 Billion for Transit Construction, Including 10 New Projects Across the Nation
  5/7/2009   Secretary Ray LaHood Announces $742.5 Million in Federal Recovery Act Funds

April


DATE SUBJECT
  4/30/2009   U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood Announces $75 Million in Federal Funding for Eastside Extension of Portland Streetcar Loop