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Legislation Proposes Naming USDOT’s Headquarters After William T. Coleman Jr.

USDOT building The USDOT building at 1200 New Jersey Ave., SE in Washington. (U.S. Department of Transportation)

Legislation introduced in the U.S. Senate proposes naming the U.S. Department of Transportation’s headquarters after William T. Coleman Jr., secretary of transportation during the Ford administration.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
January 31, 2020
Government, Business, Safety

USDOT Announces $900 Million for Freight, Highway Grants

Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao by J. Scott Applewhite/Associated Press

Transportation officials nationwide who are seeking a federal boost to help advance major freight or highway projects may find it in the form of a federal grant.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
January 14, 2020
Government, Safety

FHWA Issues $871 Million in Emergency Relief Infrastructure Repair Funds

Smashed poles and snarled power lines brought down by Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico Smashed poles and snarled power lines brought down by Hurricane Maria in Humacao, Puerto Rico, in September 2017. (Carlos Giusti/Associated Press)

The Federal Highway Administration has earmarked $871 million in emergency relief funds to help dozens of states and tribal government agencies rebuild infrastructure mangled by natural disasters.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
September 10, 2019
Government

USDOT Announces BUILD Program to Replace TIGER

Rural road in Rhode Island Rhode Island Department of Transportation

The U.S. Department of Transportation has announced a replacement for the Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery grants.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
April 23, 2018
Government

USDOT Accepting Applications From States, Municipalities for TIGER Grants

Department of Transportation U.S. Department of Transportation

States and cities seeking additional funding to help pay for large-scale infrastructure projects will be able to apply for grants under an Obama-era program, the U.S. Department of Transportation announced on Sept.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
September 6, 2017
Government, TCA

Idaho Man Pleads Guilty to Making Thousands of False Statements to FMCSA

A 27-year-old Kuna, Idaho, man pleaded guilty July 24 to making thousands of false statements to the U.S. Department of Transportation.

Ruth Brown | The Idaho Statesman
July 25, 2017