Government, Business, Technology, Safety, Autonomous

DOT Unveils Updated AV Guidance at CES 2020

U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao at CES 2020 U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao announces the guidelines for AV 4.0 at CES 2020 in Las Vegas on Jan. 8. (CES)

The Department of Transportation has released AV 4.0, which serves as the agency’s policy update of autonomous vehicle technology guidelines.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
January 8, 2020
Government, Business, Technology, Autonomous

Public Comment Period for USDOT Technology Council Ends Jan. 10

U.S. Department of Transportation headquarters in Washington U.S. Department of Transportation

The public has until Jan. 10 to offer feedback to the U.S. Department of Transportation regarding its Non-Traditional and Emerging Transportation Technology Council.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
January 7, 2020
Government, Business, Safety

USDOT Announces ‘Rule for Rules’ to Structure Reforms

Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao by Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg News

The U.S. Department of Transportation is seeking to improve the way it proceeds with rulemaking, guidance and enforcement by structuring a series of reforms.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
December 10, 2019

US Senate Confirms Kramer as CFO at USDOT

The U.S. Senate on Nov. 21 easily confirmed John Kramer to become chief financial officer at the U.S. Department of Transportation.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
November 27, 2019
Government, Business, Technology

IG Audit Rates DOT Information Systems ‘Not Effective’

DOT information Systems Getty Images

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s information systems and the sensitive data they contain are “not effective” in all critical “maturity levels,” according to a new audit issued by the DOT Office of the Inspector General.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
November 7, 2019

DOT Proposes Transportation Self-Governance Program for Tribes

Road building on tribal land Bureau of Indian Affairs/Department of the Interior

The U.S. Department of Transportation has issued a proposal to create a Tribal Transportation Self-Governance Program.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
October 4, 2019
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous

DOT Announces $60 Million in Grants for Automated Projects

DOT gives out grants for automated projects for vehicles. VTTI's Smart Road, an autonomous project. ( Virginia Tech)

The U.S. Department of Transportation has announced $60 million in awards to research groups and state departments of transportation that are exploring projects related to vehicle automation.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
September 18, 2019
Government, Logistics

DOT Awards $225 Million in Grants to 20 Bridge Projects

A sign indicating a bridge is closed Getty Images

The U.S. Department of Transportation announced the first recipients of the Competitive Highway Bridge Program on Aug. 29, awarding $225 million to fund bridge improvements and replacements to 20 projects represented by 18 state departments of transportation.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
August 29, 2019
Government, Business, Safety

DOT Seeks Comment on Environmental Impact Document Length Limitations

The U.S. Department of Transportation is seeking comment on its recent interim policy memos that require environmental impact statements for infrastructure projects to generally be limited to a maximum of 150 pages.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
August 27, 2019
Government, Business

IG Report Recommends Better Office Space Utilization at DOT

USDOT The outside of the DOT headquarters in Washington. (WikiMedia)

There is room for improvement in how officials across the U.S. Department of Transportation manage their office space, the department’s inspector general determined in a recent report.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
April 15, 2019