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Safe-T-Lift Helps Pull Truck Tarps into Place
DOT Issues Guidance on Drug and Alcohol Testing During COVID-19 Pandemic

Lack of Research Keeps Lid on Federal Truck GVW Limit

An advisory panel of the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine has issued an interim report on the research it will recommend be completed before consideration is given to raising the federal 80,000-pound weight limit for trucks.

April 20, 2018

Trump Executive Order Aims to Speed Infrastructure Projects
Trump's DOT Retools Infrastructure Grant Program

Trump's DOT Retools Infrastructure Grant Program

The Department of Transportation has retooled the federal Fastlane infrastructure grant program to better align with the Trump administration’s goals of using more public-private partnerships.

June 30, 2017

DOT’s Chao Wants Public to Help Cut Infrastructure Red Tape

DOT’s Chao Wants Public to Help Cut Infrastructure Red Tape

Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao has asked the public to comment “on ways to identify and reduce unnecessary regulatory obstacles that too often stand in the way of completing important infrastructure projects across the nation.”

June 9, 2017

Chao Confirmed as Transportation Chief

Chao Confirmed as Transportation Chief

As expected, Elaine Chao was easily confirmed in largely bipartisan fashion on Jan. 31 as Secretary of Transportation by the U.S. Senate.

January 31, 2017

DOT Report Reveals $926 Billion Infrastructure Need

DOT Report Reveals $926 Billion Infrastructure Need

The nation’s highway and transit systems need to overcome a nearly trillion-dollar investment backlog, according to a new report on the state of America’s transportation infrastructure commissioned by the Department of Transportation.

January 13, 2017

U.S. Proposes V2V Mandate to Reduce Crashes
Feds, 35 States Bolster EV Charging

Feds, 35 States Bolster EV Charging

The Obama administration will establish 48 national electric-vehicle charging networks on about 25,000 miles of highways in 35 states to increase adoption of electric vehicle usage, according to the White House.

November 4, 2016

Local Governments Partner with White House for EV Adoption
Denver Smart City Program Awarded $6M U.S. DOT Grant

Denver Smart City Program Awarded $6M U.S. DOT Grant

The City and County of Denver, Colo., was awarded a $6 million grant to implement traffic management technologies through its Smart City Program. This includes installing communication devices in 1,500 fleet vehicles.

October 18, 2016

Feds Release Autonomous Vehicle Policy

Feds Release Autonomous Vehicle Policy

The new guidelines include a 15-point safety assessment framework that provides vehicle performance standards for manufacturers and developers.

September 20, 2016

DOT Awards Nearly $800 Million for Transportation Infrastructure Projects
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