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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
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

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