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Impact & Regulations

U.S. Transportation Department awards $25M infrastructure grant to Camden City, N.J.

November 9, 2022

Via: Transportation Today

The U.S. Department of Transportation recently awarded Camden City, N.J., a $25 million Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act for improving infrastructure between the Port of Camden and Interstate-676. The project will expand access to the Port of Camden and help […]


Shipping

U.S. legislators express concern over Port of Oakland grant proposal

November 2, 2022

Via: Transportation Today

A group of U.S. Representatives recently sent a letter to U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg expressing concerns over a grant proposal concerning the Port of Oakland. The City of Oakland submitted a grant application to the department for […]


Impact & Regulations

U.S. DOT updates safety strategy

October 18, 2022

Via: Transportation Today

The U.S. Department of Transportation recently released an update to its National Roadway Safety Strategy (NRSS). Nearly 95 percent of transportation deaths occur on streets, roads, and highways. The NRSS establishes a plan for addressing roadway fatalities and serious injuries […]


Impact & Regulations

FHWA announces $17.8M for Tribal Technical Assistance Program Centers

January 26, 2022

Via: Transportation Today

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) announced it would make up to $17.8 million in grants available over the next five years to re-establish seven Tribal Technical Assistance Program (TTAP) Centers across the country. The TTAP Centers […]


Infrastructure

U.S. DOT announces $1.66 billion in TIFIA loans for Hampton Roads Bridge Tunnel

September 27, 2021

Via: Transportation Today

The U.S. Department of Transportation announced Thursday that the Build America Bureau (the Bureau) would provide the Hampton Roads Transportation Accountability Commission (HRTAC) with up to $1.66 billion in Transportation Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (TIFIA) funding. The direct loans […]


Travel & Public Transit

U.S. DOT announces $25 million in funding for transit agencies

September 16, 2021

Via: Transportation Today

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announced Tuesday it would make $25 million in funding available to help public transportation agencies return to service. Part of the American Rescue Plan, the Route Planning Restoration Program funds can […]


Travel & Public Transit

Making public transit safer during COVID-19 outbreak

March 19, 2020

Via: Metro Magazine

Transportation systems are always important for communities and our country, and never more so than during a crisis. That’s why so many at the U.S. Department of Transportation are working overtime to respond to the ongoing COVID-19 (coronavirus) situation affecting […]


Impact & Regulations, Travel & Public Transit

Congress hearing to examine California High-Speed Rail Project

August 6, 2018

Via: Metro Magazine

The U.S. House of Representatives’ Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials, chaired by U.S. Rep. Jeff Denham (R-CA), will hold a field hearing in Sacramento on Thursday, August 9, to review the status and recent changes to the California […]


Impact & Regulations, Vehicles

U.S. DOT releases automated vehicle requests for public comment

January 12, 2018

Via: Metro Magazine

U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao discussed the U.S. DOT’s progress in advancing the release of Federal Automated Vehicle Policy (FAVP) 3.0, also known as A Vision for Safety 3.0, during her remarks at CES in Las Vegas. “Autonomous […]


Impact & Regulations

FTA to withhold funding from D.C., Md. and Va. pending safety oversight program

February 14, 2017

Via: Metro Magazine

The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) notified the transit systems in the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia that effective immediately it will withhold 5% of Fiscal Year 2017 transit formula funds until a new State Safety Oversight Program (SSOP) is […]


Impact & Regulations

Feds issues guidance to organizations, businesses transporting passengers

January 12, 2017

Via: Metro Magazine

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) issued guidance to organizations and businesses that transport passengers in interstate commerce, clarifying existing FMCSA regulations and requirements that have been changed over the years through legislation, rulemaking, and litigation. “Passengers traveling by […]


Impact & Regulations

U.S. DOT awards $65M in advanced technologies in transportation grants

October 14, 2016

Via: Metro Magazine

U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx announced that local communities across the country will receive nearly $65 million in grants to support advanced technology transportation projects. Secretary Foxx will join President Obama at the White House Frontiers Conference on the future […]