DOT Announces $2.5 Billion Grant for Charging Infrastructure
The government announced $2.5 billion in grants for charging stations and alternative fueling infrastructure, partly to increase access along highway corridors for longhaul trucking.
Buttigieg, DOT Push Crackdown on Transportation Mergers
Transportation regulators are shifting how they view competition and will ensure airlines, railroads and others serve consumers, according to Secretary Pete Buttigieg.
DOT Investigating Elon Musk’s Neuralink Over Hazardous Shipping Claim
The U.S. Department of Transportation is investigating Elon Musk’s brain implant company, Neuralink Corp., after an animal rights group said it obtained emails suggesting the startup did not follow proper procedure when shipping possibly hazardous materials.
Ohio Weighs Two-Year, Multibillion-Dollar Transportation Budget
Ohio DOT Director Jack Marchbanks emphasized increased costs during a Feb. 7 hearing in which he unveiled Gov. Mike DeWine’s transportation budget recommendations.
DOT Unveils Strategic Safety Plan
Evaluating existing technologies and supporting emerging technologies will facilitate the adoption of safety programs for the country’s mobility corridors, a new strategic plan from the Department of Transportation determined.
Rural Freight Corridors Among $273.9 Million in Grant Funding
The U.S. Department of Transportation has awarded $273.9 million to 12 projects that are designed to improve safety and freight movement on rural roadways in several states.December 29, 2022
Report Says DOT ‘Management Challenges’ Include Reducing Highway Fatalities
A new Department of Transportation inspector general report concluded that DOT’s key 2023 “management challenges” range from reducing highway fatalities to successfully implementing the variety of Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act programs.
DOT to Give States $512.2 Million for Road, Bridge Repairs
To help communities rebuild vital infrastructure damaged by extreme weather and wildfires, the U.S. Department of Transportation announced $512.2 million in Emergency Relief Program funds to help 30 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico.September 1, 2022
DOT Awards $4.8 Million for Regional Infrastructure Projects
Regional infrastructure projects in California, Ohio, New Mexico, New York and Texas are getting a $4.8 million boost from U.S. Department of Transportation grants to speed up planning and preliminary design and engineering.August 24, 2022
Transportation Officials to Weigh Equity, Accessibility in Funding
Before awarding federal funds, U.S. transportation officials will look for projects offering greater access to people, especially in disadvantaged communities.May 27, 2022