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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)

HINGTON — 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
Government, Breaking News

Norman Mineta, Former DOT Secretary, Dies at 90

Norman Mineta with wife Danealia and son David at 2006 USDOT farewell ceremony Norman Mineta with wife Danealia and son David at 2006 USDOT farewell ceremony. (Chuck Kennedy via Tribune News Services)

ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Norman Mineta, who broke racial barriers for Asian Americans serving in high-profile government posts and ordered commercial flights grounded after the 9/11 terror attacks as the nation’s federal transportation secretary, died May 3. He was 90.

May 3, 2022
Government, Business, Safety

Biden’s DOT Nominees on Senate’s Agenda

Robin Hutcheson and John Putnam Robin Hutcheson and John Putnam; building by U.S. Department of Transportation

The nomination of Robin Hutcheson to be the next administrator at the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is on the U.S. Senate’s radar.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
April 19, 2022
Government

Congress Kicks Off Budget Season as White House Responds to Fuel Prices

Pete Buttigieg Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg is asking Congress to approve $142 billion for his department in the fiscal 2023 budget. (Senate EPW Committee via YouTube)

The leadership of federal agencies will visit Capitol Hill over the next few weeks to defend their slice of the White House’s far-reaching budget plan.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
April 13, 2022
Government

FMCSA Seeks Applicants for Truck Leasing Task Force

USDOT headquarters The Department of Transportation, in consultation with the Department of Labor, will be responsible for appointing the task force, (Department of Transportation via Facebook)

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has issued a request for applications to serve on the agency’s truck leasing task force that will examine the fairness of lease and lease-purchase agreements.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
April 11, 2022
Government

FMCSA Sets April 8 Deadline for Women of Trucking Advisory Board

Getty Image of female truck driver Only 24% of all transportation jobs are held by women, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation. (FG TRADE/Getty Images)

Applicants are being sought to serve two-year terms on the new Women of Trucking Advisory Board of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to promote the role of women in trucking careers.

Noël Fletcher | Staff Reporter
April 4, 2022
Business, Logistics

Granting Relief: How Ports Are Managing the Movement of Goods

Newsmakers

Executive Director of the Port of Long Beach, Mario Cordero, joins TT's Dan Ronan to discuss his current outlook on port operations, the fate of the proposed container dwell time fee, and what the planned $450 million in grants from USDOT means for U.S. ports.

March 24, 2022
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

BTS to Survey 150,000 Truck Owners This Year

VIUS U.S. Department of Transportation

A branch of the U.S. Department of Transportation this month is reviving a research effort to help gain a better understanding of the features and purposes of commercial vehicles on the country’s roadways.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
February 1, 2022

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