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Senate Panel Advances USDOT IG Nominee Eric Soskin

Eric Soskin Soskin speaks at a hearing in August. (Screenshot via C-SPAN)

Eric Soskin, the nominee to become the watchdog at the U.S. Department of Transportation, received approval by a Senate panel Sept. 16.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
September 16, 2020
Government, Business, Technology, Safety, Autonomous

DOT Launches Tracking Tool for AV TEST Initiative

Nuro R2 Nuro's R2 autonomous vehicle on a neighborhood street. Other participating companies are Beep, Cruise, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, Local Motors, Navya, Toyota, Uber and Waymo.(Nuro via Associated Press)

U.S. Department of Transportation officials unveiled an online tracking tool for the agency’s Automated Vehicle Transparency and Engagement for Safe Testing (AV TEST) Initiative on Sept. 2.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
September 2, 2020
Government, Business, Technology, Safety, Autonomous

Senate Panel to Consider USDOT IG Nominee Eric Soskin

USDOT sign Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News

President Donald Trump’s nominee to lead the U.S. Department of Transportation’s internal watchdog division is scheduled to appear before a Senate panel Aug. 6.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
August 4, 2020
Government, Business

New COVID-19 Stimulus With Transportation Aid Stuck in Congress

Houston airport In the Senate plan, the FAA's Airport Improvement Program would receive $10 billion. George Bush Intercontinental Airport by David J. Phillip/AP

With much of the country looking to Washington for assistance, slow-moving negotiations on the next COVID-19 economic stimulus package have been marked by partisan disagreements.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
July 28, 2020
Government

Senate Committee Approves USDOT Nominee Joel Szabat

Joel Szabat Joel Szabat has been carrying out the undersecretary’s duties in an acting capacity. (House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee via YouTube)

The Senate Commerce Committee on July 22 easily approved the nomination of Joel Szabat to become undersecretary of transportation for policy at the U.S. Department of Transportation.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
July 17, 2020
Government

House to Take Up Fiscal 2021 Transportation Funding Bill in July

Nita Lowey House Appropriations Committee Chairwoman Nita Lowey (D-N.Y.) by Andrew Harnik/Associated Press

Legislation that would fund operations at the U.S. Department of Transportation for the next fiscal year will be considered by a House panel in July.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
June 25, 2020
Government, Business

USDOT Nominee Joel Szabat Touts Long-Term Highway Reauthorizations

Joel Szabat Joel Szabat testifies in March during a Senate hearing on the coronavirus pandemic. (C-SPAN)

Multiyear federal guidelines on highway policy contribute to long-term planning at state agencies, USDOT nominee Joel Szabat said June 16.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
June 16, 2020
Government, Business, Technology, Safety, Autonomous

Stakeholders’ Input Key to Shaping AV 4.0, Says USDOT Nominee Finch Fulton

USDOT nominee Finch Fulton Finch Fulton testifies at his nomination hearing for Assistant Secretary of Transportation. (Senate Commerce Committee)

WASHINGTON — Industry stakeholders will assist U.S. Department of Transportation officials in shaping their latest version of guidelines for autonomous vehicles, said Finch Fulton, nominee to become assistant secretary for transportation policy.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
March 12, 2020
Government, Safety

Trump Stresses Travel Precautions, Anticipates Market Rebound

CDC coronavirus test CDC's laboratory test kit for the coronavirus. (CDC via AP)

President Donald Trump stressed public safety is his administration’s priority as it addresses growing concerns with the spread of the coronavirus. Trump also told reporters at the White House Feb. 29 he believed markets would rebound after experiencing recent record lows.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
February 28, 2020
Government

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

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