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Tag: U.S. Department of Transportation


Impact & Regulations

DOT Funds Four New University Transportation Centers

August 4, 2020

Via: Transport Topics

The U.S. Department of Transportation announced $4.9 million in funding has been awarded to support four new University Transportation Centers. Authorized by Congress in 1987, DOT’s University Transportation Centers program awards grants to consortia of higher education institutions in support […]


Impact & Regulations, Travel & Public Transit

Low-Cost Airlines Seeking Aid Get Break on Minimum-Flight Rule

April 7, 2020

Via: Transport Topics

The federal government ordered airlines accepting financial aid to maintain minimal service levels to cities they served before the COVID-19 pandemic ravaged the transportation system, but made adjustments for low-cost carriers and those that fly to some destinations only part […]


Impact & Regulations

DOT Seeks Information on National Freight Strategic Plan

January 2, 2020

Via: Transport Topics

The U.S. Department of Transportation has issued a request for information to help craft a National Freight Strategic Plan. The National Freight Strategic Plan, required by the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act, is meant to help inform infrastructure planning […]


Infrastructure

DOT Awards $225 Million in Grants to 20 Bridge Projects

August 29, 2019

Via: Transport Topics

The U.S. Department of Transportation announced the first recipients of the Competitive Highway Bridge Program on Aug. 29. The program, created through the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2018, sets aside $225 million to fund bridge improvement and replacement projects in […]


Infrastructure

US to Inject USD 292 Mn into Its Ports

June 13, 2019

Via: World Maritime News

According to the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), the new program aims to support public coastal ports by improving the safety, efficiency, or reliability of goods movement into, out of, or within a port. “This major investment in the Port […]


Impact & Regulations

DOT Debuts Contest to Develop Innovation Ways to Analyze Crash Data

June 14, 2018

Via: Transport Topics

Concerned about a rise in highway fatalities in recent years, the U.S. Department of Transportation is launching a contest for cash prizes with the goal of finding “innovative analytical visualization tools” that will reveal insights into serious crashes and improve […]


Impact & Regulations, Vehicles

Federal Regulators Tout Autonomous Technology in Policy Update

August 29, 2017

Via: Transport Topics

U.S. Department of Transportation leaders reaffirmed their commitment to ensure the adoption and implementation of automated technologies across transportation modes, the agency indicated in a new policy document. “As new automated technologies are rapidly advancing, they carry with them the […]


Impact & Regulations, Travel & Public Transit

Step by Step: Designing and Building Accessible Bus Stops

April 14, 2017

Via: Metro Magazine

Accessible transit stop design is based on three key elements: barrier-free design, wayfinding to help passengers reach the stop, and safety. These elements take into account the needs of all potential transit users, not just people with physical disabilities. This […]