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@OhioOL Actually a great initiative from our friends at @USDOTFRA :)U.S. Mayors call on #Congress to act on a long-term #transportation bill with increased investment #GrowAmerica http://t.co/BCdvqdSmzN
Retweeted by Federal Transit AdmnAP hlights DOT Beyond Traffic data on strained infrastruc & LA's investment in transit vs places ignoring the crisis. http://t.co/kz8avuQywMRiding the Silver Line with FTA Officials @FTA_DOT @MDOT_West @TheRapid @jdcranson @APTA_info http://t.co/DWbeHrOI2z
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6/29
2015
Is 11:59:60 a real time? @Research_USDOT calls it #LeapSecond, and it's just around the bend http://t.co/TVguSdMJwF http://t.co/yFkxwZ6xIu
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6/25
2015
Did u know that we test nearly every #transit bus 4 safety (and more)? Check out our new NPRM: http://t.co/0U3swIjDYs http://t.co/HHwgM7EcD5
6/23
2015
The Acting Administrators of @USDOTFRA and @FTA_DOT are addressing #APTArail15. #PTC #MAP21 #TransitFunding @USDOT http://t.co/rKFNaRkEXk
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6/22
2015
Many thx to @APTA_info and #transit agencies across US. Without you, no one could #DumpThePump
Retweeted by Federal Transit AdmnMetro riders share their reasons for dumping the pump. What's yours? http://t.co/Fu4qMTvzwl #DumpThePump http://t.co/gX32d0Caif
Retweeted by Federal Transit AdmnTake @NYCTSubway, @LIRR or @MetroNorth and reduce carbon emissions by 37M metric tons annually @APTA_info #dumpthepump
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6/18
2015
In response to #NTSB, FTA directs State #Safety Oversight Agencies to assess tunnel ventilation, emergency procedures, training.McMillan: Implementation of #WMATA protocols is what's at issue. Agency needs to oversee its #safety provisions daily http://t.co/yceyiuho53McMillan: #WMATA will prioritize steps to address #safety issues. FTA to keep a keen eye on improvements as they occur.McMillan: Leadership & commitment matters. Safety needs to be a #WMATA priority for everyone in the agency. http://t.co/921E0WAW2fFTA posts documents related to #WMATA safety inspection. http://t.co/16wN8Mj6cWMcMillan: I don't own a car & will continue to ride Metro, but #WMATA must do better to address safety issues.Metrorail safety issues: inadequate Rail Operations Control Center staffing & procedures, training programs & maintenance. #WMATA #safetyFTA issues safety directive w/ required actions for 54 safety findings, gives #WMATA 90 days to id responses. #safetyFTA safety report: 54 findings: 44 for Metrorail, 10 for Metrobus. #WMATA #safetyMcMillan: WMATA organizational, operational concerns limit ability to recognize, resolve #safety issues. #WMATA http://t.co/fxOZO6vMpRActing Admin McMillan: WMATA is not unsafe – but it has to do better to improve safety for passengers & workers. #WMATA #safetyActing Admin McMillan opens press conference re: FTA’s #WMATA safety inspection. #safety http://t.co/IGWimr3s0k
6/17
2015
Acting Admin McMillan to discuss FTA safety management inspection of #WMATA rail, bus at 10 am Wed press conference. http://t.co/oeAG8V79Fj
6/16
2015
This summer, help @SecretaryFoxx and @USDOT build #LaddersofOpportunity for young people in need: https://t.co/zKoiLTdATW
6/11
2015
"3.6M Americans miss appts bec they have no way to get to Doctor." @FTA_DOT McMillan Healthcare is a transpo issue! http://t.co/GUBbYR57p5
Retweeted by Federal Transit AdmnActing Administrator Therese McMillan speaking now. @FTA_DOT #narc15 @NARCregions http://t.co/VAnz1z009k
Retweeted by Federal Transit AdmnMcMillan @FTA_DOT calls on #NARC15 attendees to carry message about value of #transit @NARCregions http://t.co/4q9qvXPFql
Retweeted by Federal Transit AdmnMcMillan announces $400k in grants to develop solutions connecting people, healthcare #NARC15 http://t.co/XEHfR3zBV9 http://t.co/KuI2bzeC33FTA's Carolyn Flowers to today's @SmartCardOrgUSA Transportation Council: New technologies should be accessible and inclusive
6/9
2015
#NCPTA2015 is rolling - looking forward to updates from @FTA_DOT Region IV staff & @NCDOT Public Transportation staff http://t.co/PM9FsbHqjy
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6/8
2015
When train hits car, it's no contest. See tracks? Think train. http://t.co/H0LUkPkFEE https://t.co/KUTIp2PzmR
Retweeted by Federal Transit Admn"Improving rail crossing safety is part of mking a safe commun."- FTA Acting Admin McMillan interviewed re: 2day's safe Xing campaign #ilcadSee Tracks, Think Train video dramatizes driver vs train collisions, urges awareness. #ilcad https://t.co/8SlQnhK1ky http://t.co/SkbEJH4VKB
6/3
2015
@JakeAnbinder We're working on it – stay tuned
5/29
2015
A recent @AARP survey asked older Americans what amenity they most wanted nearby. #1 response: a bus stop. http://t.co/NbMWcFm1k7 #WHCOACongrats to VA's Bay Transit – new Middle Peninsula Transit Facility open today! http://t.co/Eo0oS9Lge4 @Daily_Press http://t.co/m8BfXYrJbvHouston Chron: Taller bldg in exchange for #Grand Central track expansion. Diliff/Wikimedia http://t.co/M6UgEHbLYF http://t.co/v1hZFoHnBy@FTA_DOT Acting Admin McMillan: compelling argument 4 connect b/w good public transportation, older adults' health. Rides 2 Wellness #WHCOA
Retweeted by Federal Transit AdmnWhat takes 60 cars off the road AND has no-idle ability? @FTA_DOT-funded #transit bus http://t.co/c8fAbZ169F http://t.co/Mx9186GH3b
Retweeted by Federal Transit AdmnFTA is proud to support the @WhiteHouse Conference on Aging and the #RidestoWellness initiative! #WHCOA https://t.co/CVTXcvaoAA
5/28
2015
Great to see @VolpeUSDOT helping @CambridgeDPW improve #BikePed #safety http://t.co/Qwgd4M9fdz http://t.co/YwQk5wkXU2
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5/27
2015
Get the view from the sidewalk with a #DOT-led bike-ped #safety assessment http://t.co/man887qk2u http://t.co/EXSI22j18L
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5/22
2015
ICYMI: @ThePortlandTrib on inaugural ride on @trimet Orange Line from #Portland to Milwaukie: http://t.co/msNKnspQwa http://t.co/vbPmA3w5tK
5/21
2015
Innovation is key 2 improving + expanding our transit systems. Looking 4ward 2 great things from Innovation Academy! https://t.co/kzTwMq5xdn
5/20
2015
@StreamLogistics You're thinking of our friends @dot_safety and @NHTSAgov :)New website from @FTA_DOT supports #transit agencies' #safety efforts http://t.co/7eOBASKYah http://t.co/7yiZ4EWoLt
Retweeted by Federal Transit AdmnIntroducing FHWA’s new LinkedIn page! Join us at: https://t.co/TlS1JuShH9 http://t.co/qWl76D1vOF
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5/19
2015
Transit isn't just affordable and convenient - as @amazon has found in #NYC, it can be the FASTEST way to get around: http://t.co/JGEsfoU3a0@_TheMayor Cycling/bikeshare is seen as part of larger system in DOT's "Beyond Traffic" report on future of transpo: http://t.co/s8QOK4aIqv
5/18
2015
Friday PSA: If u find a Capital @Bikeshare bike, don't try to sell it on Craigslist! http://t.co/TDvz2VKgtB @drgridlock #biketoworkday2015#Orlando Breaks Ground on New Lymmo Line for Parramore @lynxbusorlando @FTA_DOT http://t.co/oQSkDZ4IpQ
Retweeted by Federal Transit AdmnNo car needed! San Fran transit commuters pair bike & bus as part of 2015 #BiketoWorkDay. Ellie McCutcheon/Flickr http://t.co/AV6m8cnHVU
5/15
2015
Read about @SecretaryFoxx visit with @metrolosangeles & @ericgarcetti + importance of well-maintained bus fleets: http://t.co/mVpeeAp99N #LAActing FTA Admin McMillan helps open #LYMMO Lime BRT route in central FL. @lynxbusorlando http://t.co/mrYdWxnga7Acting @FTA_DOT Administrator McMillan talks about how transit brings folks together. @lynxbusorlando http://t.co/Hc4siDW6NR
Retweeted by Federal Transit AdmnWhy New Balance is building its own commuter rail station in Boston http://t.co/quD6Z3kS5m http://t.co/JKu7zgXSkj
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5/14
2015
On the May 12 derailment of #Amtrak188 http://t.co/1rfCmcDIIr
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5/13
2015
Prog Railroading: UTA builds 4 lt rail routes, commuter rail in 5 yrs @rideuta J Maurer/Flickr http://t.co/CdetH9B3A1 http://t.co/2fbVYTVXsA
5/12
2015
Tick-tock @SecretaryFoxx on looming expiration of #transportation law http://t.co/7LkaQyLwMh Pic from @WagnerEric http://t.co/fstUcIu3F0
Retweeted by Federal Transit Admn#Seattle hospital encourages walk/bike/transit commutes – better 4 workers + environment! H/t @StreetsblogUSA http://t.co/wKwsS3e1vJ
5/11
2015
Check out this lawn…on the roof of @USDOT's headquarters! #GreenRoof http://t.co/RlcpI8pdQY
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5/8
2015
FTA's Adam Schildge named finalist 4 #Sammie Medal 4 work bldg transit resilience post-Sandy http://t.co/9mQqZeyDfc http://t.co/dWtuVG8X25Key to economic mobility? Transportation. How commutes impact movement up the economic ladder: http://t.co/B7VT2w4O3d @UpshotNYT
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5/7
2015
What the census tells us about transit use across the country http://t.co/7Osk91hWon @uscensusbureau
5/5
2015
May means it's National #BikeMonth, a celebration of #transportation and recreation using pedal power. http://t.co/jHt4juCzp4
Retweeted by Federal Transit Admn.@MayorBetsyPrice "There's a huge silver tsunami coming our way and we want to age in place" #APTAbus15
Retweeted by Federal Transit AdmnMcMillan: 3.6M Americans/year delay healthcare appointments because they don't have #transportation #aptabus15
Retweeted by Federal Transit Admn.@FTA_DOT McMillan: "Now is not the time to sit down and be quiet." #SU4T #APTABUS15
Retweeted by Federal Transit Admn@FTA_DOT McMillan: #Transit is where the practical & ideal meet #APTAbus15 http://t.co/fNa1UNtSf0
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5/4
2015
@michaelweller That was actually our colleagues at @USDOTFRA, we just re-tweeted!@ShellyLA LA area gets approx. $8.4 million per year to help access. Other CA cities/communs get varying amounts.Happy anniversary to @RideSunRail - here's to another great year! 🎉🚆🎉 #RideSunRailMay1 @orlandomayor @MyFDOT http://t.co/m4BcjV3DNz@gbrxcompanies Actually our colleagues at @USDOTFRATransit is good 4 business! New @BallState study shows how bus service reduces employee turnover: http://t.co/VAsC3HUiTK @CityLab @e_jaffeU.S. DoT and Transport Canada to Make Rail Car Safety Announcement - Tune in at 10:30 http://t.co/lCUXovuazz @AAR_FreightRail @CNN @WSJ
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5/1
2015
$47 mil grant enhances mobility 4 ppl w/ disabilities announces @NYGovCuomo. FTA: $258 mil/yr in natl grants 4 access http://t.co/Ory4CQswYX
4/30
2015
TIGER v. @TigerWoods, in quiz form. How 'about that, @FTA_DOT and @SecretaryFoxx?! http://t.co/8mHDlfNqgT
Retweeted by Federal Transit AdmnTake a bus to a pyramid? If you're in #Memphis you can with @RideMATA http://t.co/u2yizXA5xN https://t.co/o573WlKi1S
4/29
2015
Transit ridership Highest in generations. Do you need a ride? #NationalPoetryMonthOur infrastructure Does not spring out of the ground. #GrowAmerica! #NationalPoetryMonthCool rain on green shoots. Nothing is quite as welcome As an on-time #bus. #NationalPoetryMonthSpring blossoms are brief, Traffic is never-ending. Time to try #transit. #NationalPoetryMonthWhat is #GrowAmerica and why do we need it? Our newest @YouTube video's got the answer! https://t.co/jql3fcJ7JJ
Retweeted by Federal Transit AdmnKevin Carlyle was photog of Party at the Platform image we used to promote KC Streetcar. Thanks, Kevin, nice photo. @flyingember
4/28
2015
Thanks to @flyingember for the wonderful photos from the #kcstreetcar Platform Party. https://t.co/gayxL4iGec
Retweeted by Federal Transit AdmnFri's Party at the Platform celebrated KC streetcar 1st completed station @kcstreetcar DOT funds 1/3rd project cost. http://t.co/T9rBdkz0Qi
4/27
2015
Colo spends $7.3 mill in FTA funds to replace, rehab 103 buses, 5 lt rail trains @coloradoDOT http://t.co/4Cwjy76nT5 http://t.co/41vIJWco9d
4/24
2015
.@USDOT helping ensure rungs on the ladder of opportunity aren’t so far apart http://t.co/IEGVQA7fK6 http://t.co/UFVQksvZjy
Retweeted by Federal Transit AdmnHappening now: Senate Banking Committee hearing on MAP-21 with representatives from public transportation industry: http://t.co/oK3QUDgTwq
4/23
2015
This Earth? More vulnerable than before. The one we leave behind doesn't have to be http://t.co/FbD9eZ3Uda #EarthDay http://t.co/e24tKld1eb
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4/22
2015
You can read Acting Admin McMillan's written testimony about MAP-21 & reauthorization before Senate Banking at http://t.co/uUHoJk95mAThey're having some video problems. Audio-only is available at http://t.co/nVnjnsvSZ2Acting Admin McMillan is testifying NOW before Senate Banking, Housing & Urban Affairs Committee abt reauthorization http://t.co/ov2x5h6xpl
4/21
2015
Wash Post: #VRE to build 1st new station in 23 years in Spotsylvania for growing pop, jobs. http://t.co/yk77HXrCMI http://t.co/0ADWw0dd4eTargeted for their service. We honor the memory of fallen coworkers. #OKCbombing http://t.co/bHovX0QCd2 http://t.co/60iKmo48k1
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4/20
2015
.@FTA_DOT Senior Advisor Carolyn Flowers is a hit at our reception for her at the Jonathan Club; @JohnLivzey photo http://t.co/NMbPvPwiXg
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4/17
2015
We're taking an effective program and making it better with today's #TIGERSummit http://t.co/XkT2OfqAuy http://t.co/5S1itjl36J
Retweeted by Federal Transit AdmnBetter like this? Or like this? When it comes to bike-ped #data, count on @USDOTFHWA http://t.co/bdK3ESwtH8 http://t.co/gl2LItuqCw
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4/16
2015
5 Reasons to Stop Hating on Ferries http://t.co/JzZXOzrdJSProposed changes to FTA Capital Investment Grant Program guidance doc focus of 2 pm Thursday webinar. Includes Q&A http://t.co/gV6sQdqCUn
4/15
2015
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