Federal Transit Administration
Maryland officials have formally notified the Federal Transit Administration that the state is no longer seeking federal funding for a Baltimore light rail project.
Federal transit officials are ordering the inspection of ventilation systems in train tunnels nationwide after an electrical malfunction filled a Metro train inside a D.C. tunnel with smoke, leading to a passenger’s death.
Metro’s red line crash three years ago that killed nine people is leading to greater federal oversight of public transit systems.
Several localities in Virginia can now use certain federal transit funds to cover fuel and utility costs for public transportation.