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Impact & Regulations

Idaho Transportation Department initiates testing to make snow plows more visible

December 28, 2023

Via: Transportation Today

The Idaho Transportation Department is conducting a preliminary testing program in North Idaho to assess the efficiency of increasing visibility on plows with the goal of reducing the number of accidents. Green and yellow are among the most highly visible, […]


Impact & Regulations

U.S. Transportation Department awards $645M in community grants for rural transportation, mobility projects

December 14, 2023

Via: Transportation Today

On Tuesday, the U.S. Department of Transportation said it had awarded more than $645 million to help rural communities complete transportation and mobility projects. Funded through the Rural Surface Transportation Grant Program, the awards will fund 18 projects to improve […]


Travel & Public Transit

Minnesota Transportation Department awards transit agencies, city more than $25.8M

August 16, 2023

Via: Transportation Today

The Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) recently awarded four transit agencies and one city more than $25.8 million in Low- and No-Emission grants awards. “These grants will contribute directly to Minnesota’s goal of a multimodal transportation system that maximizes the […]


Travel & Public Transit

DOT’s Polly Trottenberg Chosen as Acting FAA Head

June 9, 2023

Via: Transport Topics

President Joe Biden has picked a longtime government official and current top aide in the Transportation Department to serve as acting administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration. The White House said June 8 that Polly Trottenberg replaced Billy Nolen, who […]


Travel & Public Transit

Transportation Department includes $4.45B for rail, bus rapid transit projects in budget request

March 13, 2023

Via: Transportation Today

U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg recently recommended 18 large rail and bus rapid transit projects in 11 states to receive $4.45 billion in President Joe Biden’s Fiscal Year 2024 Budget Request to Congress. The projects, which require a local funding […]


Vehicles

Arizona Transportation Department saves $6M managing state vehicle fleets

April 20, 2022

Via: Transportation Today

The Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) took over the management of fleet vehicles last year for more than 60 state agencies, a move that has saved the state more than $6 million. “The fleet consolidation effort is a win-win for […]


Impact & Regulations

USDOT Recognizes Louisiana’s Anti-Human Trafficking Initiative

January 4, 2022

Via: Transport Topics

Louisiana’s transportation department is among the groups recently recognized by the U.S. Department of Transportation for its anti-human trafficking efforts. The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development earned recognition for an outreach meant to target more than 5 million motorists. […]


Impact & Regulations

Congress Mandates New Car Tech to Stop Drunken Driving

November 9, 2021

Via: Transport Topics

Congress has created a new requirement for automakers: Find a high-tech way to keep drunken people from driving cars. It’s one of the mandates along with a burst of new spending aimed at improving auto safety amid escalating road fatalities […]


Travel & Public Transit

Congressmen call on Transportation Department to deny possible foreign air carrier permit from Norse Atlantic Airways

April 6, 2021

Via: Transportation Today

U.S. Reps. Peter DeFazio (D-OR), chair of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, and Rick Larsen (D-WA), chair of the Subcommittee on Aviation, called on the U.S. Department of Transportation Friday to deny Norse Atlantic Airways a foreign air […]


Impact & Regulations, Travel & Public Transit

DOT warns China over airline access

May 26, 2020

Via: Politico

The Transportation Department is at the center of the latest conflict between the U.S. and China, with the tension revolving around airline rights. As first reported by Reuters late Friday, the U.S. government alleged that the Chinese government is making […]


Impact & Regulations

DOT watchdog shuffle alarms lawmakers

May 20, 2020

Via: Politico

DOT is the latest agency to get swept into the Trump administration’s moves against independent government watchdogs in recent months. Three high-ranking House Democrats on Tuesday demanded the reinstatement of Mitchell Behm, who they say was removed as acting DOT […]


Impact & Regulations, Travel & Public Transit

Airlines facing new baggage delay penalties

October 31, 2016

Via: The Hill

Should airlines reimburse passengers for delayed bags? That’s the question the Department of Transportation (DOT) is asking as it contemplates whether passengers should receive a refund when their baggage doesn’t show up on time. “Each delayed bag affects an individual […]