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DOT’s Transportation Self-Governance Program for Tribes Takes Effect

Monument Valley near the Arizona-Utah border U.S. Route 163 runs through Monument Valley, which is near the Arizona-Utah border. It lies within the Navajo Nation Reservation. (tonda/Getty Images)

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Tribal Transportation Self-Governance Program has officially taken effect.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
October 1, 2020
Government, Business, Technology, Safety, Autonomous

Self-Driving Car Bill Reintroduced in House Minus Biggest Backer

People load into a Daimler Freightliner Inspiration self-driving truck for a demonstration in 2015. People load into a Daimler Freightliner Inspiration self-driving truck for a demonstration in Las Vegas in May 2015. (John Locher/Associated Press)

Legislation that would allow carmakers to sell as many as 100,000 self-driving vehicles per year in the U.S. is being reintroduced in the U.S. House of Representatives, but one of its biggest cheerleaders is staying on the sidelines until next year.

Keith Laing | Bloomberg News
September 23, 2020
Government

USDOT IG Nominee Eric Soskin Affirms Investigative Role

Soskin Soskin speaks at the hearing. (Screenshot via C-SPAN)

President Donald Trump’s nominee to lead the U.S. Department of Transportation’s internal watchdog division told senators that if confirmed he would pursue investigations without bias.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
August 6, 2020
Government, Business, Technology, Autonomous

DOT Funds Four New University Transportation Centers

Ohio State Part of the Ohio State University's campus. The largest individual award was given to the school. (abalcazar/Getty Images)

The U.S. Department of Transportation announced $4.9 million in funding has been awarded to support four new University Transportation Centers.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
August 4, 2020
Government, Business, Technology

DOT Releases Policy Document on Emerging Tech Engagement

transportation tech USDOT via YouTube

Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao on July 23 unveiled guidelines that technology innovators can follow to help them engage with the federal government as they develop new projects.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
July 23, 2020
Government

Transportation Funding Bill Set for US House Floor Consideration

Representatives Nita Lowey and Mario Diaz-Balart Nita Lowey (left) and Mario Diaz-Balart by Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News

Legislation that would fund operations at the U.S. Department of Transportation and its agencies will be considered on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives before the end of July.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
July 23, 2020
Government, Technology

DOT Finalizes Transportation Self-Governance Program for Tribes

DOT Chao speaks at a past hearing. (Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News)

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

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
June 5, 2020
Government, Business, Technology

Carmakers Pledge 5 Million ‘Talking Cars’ in FCC Airwaves Bid

The backsides of cars during an early morning rush hour. (Getty Images)

The U.S. auto industry will deploy millions more wireless systems to help prevent traffic collisions if the Federal Communications Commission abandons a proposal that would take away most of the radio frequencies reserved to carry those signals, according to an industry trade association.

Ryan Beene | Bloomberg News
April 23, 2020
Government, Business, Technology, Safety, Logistics, Autonomous

DOT Opens Funding Opportunity for University Transportation Centers

Bridge construction in the Miami area Bridge construction in the Miami area. Accelerated bridge construction has been one of the topics researched by DOT's University Transportation Centers. (Getty Images)

The U.S. Department of Transportation recently announced a competitive grant solicitation that makes nearly $5 million available as part of its University Transportation Centers program.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
March 31, 2020
Government, Business

DOT’s Elaine Chao Announces $8.9 Million in Grants for Tribal Nations

Roadwork on tribal land Bureau of Indian Affairs/Department of the Interior

Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao recently announced that $8.9 million in grant funding will be dedicated to improving highway safety in tribal lands.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
February 18, 2020

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