Tag: Transportation Department


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 […]