U.S. Department of Transportation

Government, Business

Congress Clears Fiscal 2019 Spending Bill for Trump’s Signature

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Legislation that would ensure funding for several federal agencies in fiscal 2019, which begins Oct. 1, and keep funding flowing through early December for the rest of the government cleared the U.S. House on Sept. 26.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
September 26, 2018
Government, Safety

FMCSA to Phase In Multiyear Plans for State Grant Program

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FMCSA announced Jan. 4 that some states will start using multiyear commercial vehicle safety plans when carrying out projects made possible by the agency’s largest grant program supporting states.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
January 4, 2018
Government

D.C. Mayor Appoints Jeff Marootian as Interim DDOT Director

District of Columbia Mayor Muriel Bowser appointed Jeff Marootian as DDOT’s interim director to fill the shoes of its current director, Leif Dormsjo. Marootian has been with DDOT since March as the deputy director and, before that, served as assistant secretary for administration with the U.S. Department of Transportation during the Obama administration.

Marissa Gamache | Online Reporter
August 3, 2017
Government, Business, Safety

FMCSA Improving Timeline for Investigating High-Risk Carriers, IG Audit Says

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Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration investigators are conducting more timely compliance reviews of high-risk motor carriers, but the agency faces challenges in ensuring that the reviews adequately address fleets’ safety performance, according to a new audit from the Department of Transportation inspector general.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
August 1, 2017
Government

Congressional Democrats Criticize Administration’s Infrastructure Grants

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Agencies need to pitch projects capable of incentivizing private sector funding to qualify for the Infrastructure for Rebuilding America grants.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
July 28, 2017