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Impact & Regulations, Infrastructure

Oregon DOT Surveys Drivers Ahead of Local Road Usage Pilot

January 22, 2021

Via: Transport Topics

The Oregon Department of Transportation is in the process of determining whether interested Portland-area drivers are eligible to participate in a road usage pilot program. The Local Road Usage Charge Pilot is associated with OReGO, the state’s voluntary road usage […]


Impact & Regulations

Biden Appoints Slew of DOT Officials

January 21, 2021

Via: Transport Topics

President Joe Biden has appointed Meera Joshi to serve as deputy administrator of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. The U.S. Department of Transportation announced Joshi’s appointment Jan. 21, the day after Biden’s inauguration. Joshi represents one of 40 people […]


Impact & Regulations, Infrastructure

Buttigieg Pledges to Make Transportation Systems COVID-Safe

January 21, 2021

Via: Transport Topics

President Joe Biden’s pick to run the Department of Transportation says he will focus on preventing the spread of COVID-19 on the nation’s transportation systems if he is confirmed by the U.S. Senate. “Safety is the foundation of the department’s […]


Infrastructure, Travel & Public Transit

Panel lists potential Washington airport expansion sites

January 20, 2021

Via: Transportation Today

Washington state’s Commercial Aviation Coordinating Commission (CACC) has included within its recently released Phase I report a preliminary list of six airport sites possessing the potential for expansion. Arlington Municipal Airport, Bremerton National Airport, Paine Field, Sanderson Field Airport, Tacoma […]


Impact & Regulations

USDOT announces recall grant funding for three states

January 20, 2021

Via: Transportation Today

California, Ohio, and Texas are slated to receive grant funds totaling $1.3 million through the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to address open recalls. State motor vehicle departments would use the funds to inform […]


Infrastructure

DOT awards $40 million in highway-railway crossing grants

January 15, 2021

Via: FreightWaves

The U.S. Department of Transportation is awarding $40 million in grants to projects that improve highway-railway crossings. Although the grants are for commuter rail authorities in California, Massachusetts, New York, Pennsylvania and Washington, they could affect freight transportation flows in […]


Travel & Public Transit

FreightWaves Classics: Exploring the history of U.S. railroads

January 12, 2021

Via: FreightWaves

As profiled in an earlier Flashback Friday article, the railroad was first developed in Great Britain. Although they developed later in the United States than in England, wooden railroads were also built in the American colonies. These early railroads used […]


Vehicles

California governor proposes $1.5B for clean transportation

January 12, 2021

Via: FreightWaves

California Gov. Gavin Newsom has released his proposed 2021-22 budget, calling for $1.5 billion to be invested in clean trucks, buses and cars, as well as infrastructure to fuel those vehicles. This proposal, announced last Friday, follows the governor’s September […]


Travel & Public Transit

USDOT announces $173M grant for Indiana rail project

January 11, 2021

Via: Transportation Today

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announced Thursday that it would be providing $173 million in grant funding for a second track project in northwest Indiana. The FTA said it had reached a grant agreement with the […]


Infrastructure, Travel & Public Transit

USDOT announces nearly $530M for Phoenix rail project

January 8, 2021

Via: Transportation Today

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announced Wednesday that it had awarded $529.8 million in a federal grant to a Phoenix, Ariz., rail project. The 5.5-mile South Central Light Rail Extension/Downtown Hub Project by Valley Metro in […]