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Impact & Regulations

USDOT Unveils Five Year $5B Research Plan

January 13, 2023

Via: AASHTO Journal

The U.S. Department of Transportation recently released a research plan for fiscal years 2022-2026 that will guide $5 billion worth of funding provided via the $1.2 Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act or IIJA enacted in November 2021. The U.S. Department […]


Impact & Regulations

U.S. transportation sector to reach net zero by 2050 with new landmark strategy

January 12, 2023

Via: Intelligent Transport

The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) has announced the release of the U.S. National Blueprint for Transportation Decarbonization. Developed by the Departments of Energy (DOE), Transportation, Housing and Urban Development (HUD), and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Blueprint is […]


Impact & Regulations

USDOT, White House Promote Infrastructure Workforce

November 10, 2022

Via: Transport Topics

The Biden administration recently launched initiatives designed to connect individuals with careers associated with infrastructure. The Department of Transportation and the White House outlined guidance to assist stakeholders seeking to enhance workforce programs. The administration’s efforts, announced this month, are […]


Infrastructure

USDOT announces agency partnerships connecting small businesses to infrastructure programs

September 22, 2022

Via: Transportation Today

On Tuesday, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (USDOT) Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU) announced partnerships with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and the U.S. Department of Commerce Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) to help small and […]


Impact & Regulations

DOT seeking Thriving Communities Initiative feedback

August 9, 2022

Via: Transportation Today

U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) officials said the agency is seeking public feedback regarding the Thriving Communities Initiative — a program that provides technical assistance and planning support for disadvantaged communities infrastructure projects. The agency has initiated a Request for […]


Impact & Regulations

USDOT Outlines Infrastructure Funding Availability

July 28, 2022

Via: Transport Topics

Federal funds to enhance safety and connectivity across the country’s mobility networks will become available over the next few months to help state agencies make improvements to freight corridors, and also propel adoption of new technologies throughout the transportation landscape. […]


Impact & Regulations

Senate Confirms Senior USDOT Officials

May 17, 2022

Via: Transport Topics

Nominees to fill senior roles at the U.S. Department of Transportation recently were confirmed by the Senate. John Putnam was approved to serve as general counsel, and Vicky Wassmer was approved as chief financial officer. The Senate also voted 75-22 […]


Impact & Regulations

High winds boosting rollover risk for truckers in Southwest

May 11, 2022

Via: FreightWaves

Truckers will have to battle wind gusts exceeding 50 mph Wednesday and possibly Thursday across the Four Corners region and other parts of the Southwest. This will increase the risk of rollovers not only for drivers who are deadheading (hauling […]


Travel & Public Transit

USDOT announces $1.76B loan for Maryland Purple Line Light Rail Transit Project

April 18, 2022

Via: Transportation Today

The U.S. Department of Transportation announced Thursday that it would provide up to $1.76 billion in low-interest loans for the Purple Line Light Rail Transit Project in Maryland. The loan is part of the Build America Bureau program and will […]


Impact & Regulations

USDOT announces new vehicle fuel economy standards for 2024-2026

April 5, 2022

Via: Transportation Today

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) announced Friday that it had developed new, landmark fuel economy standards. The new standards would require an industry-wide fleet average of approximately 49 mpg for passenger cars and light […]


Infrastructure

USDOT announces more than $1B for Capital Beltway express lanes in Virginia

March 7, 2022

Via: Transportation Today

The U.S. Department of Transportation announced Thursday that the Build America Bureau would be providing an up to $1.05 billion low-interest loan to Capital Beltway Express, LLC to refinance an existing loan for construction of the Capital Beltway express lanes, […]


Shipping

USDOT announces new funding for Marine Highway Program

March 4, 2022

Via: Transportation Today

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration (MARAD) announced Wednesday that $25 million in funding for America’s Marine Highway Program (AMHP) is available to support the development and expanded use of America’s navigable waterways and improve the country’s supply chains. […]


Infrastructure

USDOT releases toolkit to help rural communities build out EV charging infrastructure

February 4, 2022

Via: Transportation Today

The U.S. Department of Transportation released a guide Wednesday to help rural communities take advantage of federal funding to build out electric vehicle charging station infrastructure. The guide, Charging Forward: A Toolkit for Planning and Funding Rural Electric Mobility Infrastructure, […]


Impact & Regulations

USDOT announces rule to protect aviation consumers from unfair, deceptive practices

January 26, 2022

Via: Transportation Today

The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) announced Monday a final rule that would allow it to act quickly to protect aviation consumers from unfair and deceptive practices. The DOT said the rule will simplify and speed up the department’s hearing […]


Travel & Public Transit

USDOT announces Amit Bose as new administrator of Federal Railroad Administration

January 14, 2022

Via: Transportation Today

The U.S. Department of Transportation announced Wednesday that Amit Bose has been confirmed as the 15th Administrator of the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA). Bose was nominated by President Joe Biden on April 22, 2021, and served as Deputy Administrator when […]


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

USDOT invites public comment on FY2022-2026 Strategic Framework

December 8, 2021

Via: Transportation Today

The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) announced Monday it is asking the public to comment on its goals and priorities for the next five years. In light of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, the DOT said it would be updating its […]


Infrastructure

USDOT announces more than $338M for the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel

December 2, 2021

Via: Transportation Today

The U.S. Department of Transportation announced Monday that the Build American Bureau (the Bureau) will provide up to $338.6 million to the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel District to construct the Parallel Thimble Shoal Tunnel. As a direct loan from the […]


Impact & Regulations

South Dakota Freight Project Awarded $22M USDOT Grant

November 30, 2021

Via: Transport Topics

The South Dakota Department of Transportation was recently awarded a federal grant for a corridor essential to the region’s flow of freight, the U.S. Department of Transportation announced. A $22 million grant was provided for connectivity and safety upgrades meant […]


Travel & Public Transit

USDOT secures $4.5M refund agreement with Air Canada

November 29, 2021

Via: Transportation Today

On Monday, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Office of Aviation Consumer Protection (OACP) announced it had reached a $4.5 million settlement agreement with Air Canada over American customer refunds. The refunds stem from an OACP action against the carrier for […]