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
Government, Business, Safety

Elaine Chao Calls for Industry Commitment to Combat Human Trafficking

Elaine Chao Elaine Chao by Eleanor Lamb/Transport Topics

WASHINGTON — Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao challenged industry leaders to commit to combating human trafficking through workforce training and by raising awareness of the issue.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
January 28, 2020
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 | Senior 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 | Senior 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 | Senior 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