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USDOT Unveils Guide, Grants to Combat Truck Parking Shortage

Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg, shown at a press conference in Detroit, says, "We owe our truckers a safe place to rest." (Erin Kirkland/Bloomberg News)

Describing efforts to battle the truck parking shortage, top federal transportation and maritime leaders unveiled a guide to help states and described available grants.

Noël Fletcher | Staff Reporter
October 3, 2022
Government

USDOT Outlines Infrastructure Funding Availability

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Federal funds to enhance safety and connectivity across the country’s mobility networks will become available over the next few months to help state agencies make improvements to freight corridors, and also propel adoption of new technologies throughout the transportation landscape.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
July 28, 2022
Government

FHWA Announces Plan for States, Localities to Track GHG Emissions

Haze-shrouded Los Angeles skyline A dense haze shrouds the Los Angeles skyline. The FHWA proposed rule would give state DOTs and metropolitan planning organizations flexibility to set their own C02 emission targets. (jpa1999/Getty Images)

The Federal Highway Administration has announced a notice of proposed rulemaking for states and municipalities to track and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
July 7, 2022
Government, Safety

House Readies Consideration of FY23 Transportation Bill

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Legislation that would ensure funding for operations at the U.S. Department of Transportation in fiscal 2023 has been cleared for a vote on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
July 7, 2022
Government, Safety

House Funding Committee Approves FY23 Transportation Bill

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A House panel approved legislation that would ensure the continuity of operations at the U.S. Department of Transportation through fiscal 2023.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
July 1, 2022
Government

FMCSA Nominee Touts IIJA’s Workforce Programs at Senate Hearing

Robin Hutcheson (inset) with Department of Transportation headquarters "The bipartisan infrastructure law also dedicates resources to assisting the truck driving profession by creating a better, safer pipeline of drivers, Robin Hutcheson says. (U.S. Department of Transportation)

WASHINGTON — Robin Hutcheson, President Joe Biden’s nominee to oversee the nation’s trucking regulations, pointed to the administration’s efforts to boost the industry’s workforce during her confirmation hearing June 8.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
June 8, 2022
Government, Business

DOT Issues 180-Day Waiver for Some ‘Buy America’ Materials

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The Department of Transportation has issued a notice establishing a 180-day temporary waiver for the bipartisan infrastructure law’s “made in America” requirements for using certain construction materials.

May 25, 2022
Government

DOT Seeks Members for Transportation Equity Committee

Pete Buttigieg Secretary Pete Buttigieg will be tasked with acting on recommendations made to him by the Advisory Committee on Transportation Equity. (Al Drago/Bloomberg News)

The Department of Transportation is seeking nominations for members to serve on the agency’s Advisory Committee on Transportation Equity.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
May 16, 2022
Government, Business, Safety

Buttigieg Sends $5 Billion to Cities for Safety as Road Deaths Soar

Chicago highway, Metra Traffic flows along Interstate 90 as a Metra commuter train moves along an elevated track in Chicago. (Shafkat Anowar/AP)

WASHINGTON — With upcoming data showing traffic deaths soaring, the Biden administration is steering $5 billion in federal aid to cities and localities to address the growing crisis by slowing down cars, carving out bike paths and wider sidewalks and nudging commuters to public transit.

Hope Yen | The Associated Press
May 16, 2022
Government

Buttigieg Touts Infrastructure Grants Proposal

Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg "We understand that the tremendous opportunity we’ve been given to help modernize our country’s infrastructure comes with a profound responsiblity, Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg says. (Samuel Corum/Bloomberg News)

Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg pointed to grants proposed by the Biden White House for fiscal 2023 as funding that potentially could modernize major aspects of the country’s mobility network.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
May 10, 2022

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