Government, Business

Trottenberg Leaves DOT for NYC Post

Office of the Secretary of Transportation

Polly Trottenberg, undersecretary for policy at the U.S. Department of Transportation, will leave that post to become New York City’s transportation  commissioner under new Mayor Bill de Blasio.

Jonathan S. Reiskin | Associate News Editor
January 2, 2014

EPA Calls for Flat Production in Biodiesel Through 2015

The Environmental Protection Agency proposed keeping the national volume requirement of biodiesel production at the 2013 level of 1.28 billion gallons a year through 2015, the agency said in the Federal Register.

Jonathan S. Reiskin | Associate News Editor
December 3, 2013

EPA Offers Rebates for Off-Highway Engine Retrofits

Daniel Acker/Bloomberg

The Environmental Protection Agency said it will spend $2 million on rebates to encourage owners of construction equipment to replace or retrofit older diesel engines.

Jonathan S. Reiskin | Associate News Editor
November 20, 2013
Government, Business

Highway Programs Continue Despite Government Shutdown

Sam Hodgson/Bloomberg News

Highway construction and safety programs will remain operational despite most federal government functions shutting down Oct. 1 after legislators failed to agree on a measure to fund the government, the Department of Transportation said.

October 2, 2013
Government, Business

DTNA, Volvo Ask Court to Revoke Approval Of Navistar’s 2012 EGR Engines by EPA

Lawyers for Daimler Trucks North America and Volvo Group told a federal court last week that the Environmental Protection Agency should vacate the compliance certificates on most Navistar Inc. MaxxForce engines made in 2012 because the rule EPA used for its approval was invalidated.

September 16, 2013
Government, Business

DOT Updates National Transportation Statistics Data

The Department of Transportation has updated its national transportation statistics web-only reference guide to national transportation data.

January 18, 2013

EPA Head to Resign in Early 2013

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency chief Lisa Jackson will step down after four years with the agency, Bloomberg reported.

December 27, 2012
Government, Business

Communication Is Key to Getting Trucks Fixed After Roadside Breakdowns, Repairers Say

When trouble strikes and a truck is disabled, establishing clear lines of communication between the driver, the driver’s dispatcher and the technician handling the problem are paramount to ensuring that the vehicle gets back on the road quickly and at minimal cost, according to the managers of several roadside-repair networks.

December 10, 2012
Government, Business

DOT Launches New Freight Policy Council

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood launched the Freight Policy Council, a group tasked with generating a national freight policy, as called for in the new highway funding law.

Timothy Cama | Staff Reporter
August 24, 2012

OMB Reviewing EPA Rule to Allow Navistar Engine Sales

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget on Aug. 4 a final rule that could allow Navistar International Corp. to continue selling engines that do not meet 2010 emission standards.

August 13, 2012