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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

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

DOT Awards Nearly $800 Million for Transportation Infrastructure Projects
America’s Highways Turn 60, Need Major Facelift

America’s Highways Turn 60, Need Major Facelift

As the U.S. Interstate Highway system turns 60, it is in dire need of repairs and improvements – and that will require a substantial increase in funding for the long-term, says a new report.

June 28, 2016

Miles Driven Reaches All-Time High

Miles Driven Reaches All-Time High

Drivers traveled more miles on U.S. roads in August to push the yearly total to date past 2 trillion for a new all-time high as well as the largest year-over-year gain in monthly driving, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation.

November 3, 2015

DOT Issues $5 Million in Emergency Relief for South Carolina Roads

DOT Issues $5 Million in Emergency Relief for South Carolina Roads

The Dept. of Transportation announced on Oct. 6 the “immediate availability” of $5 million in emergency relief funds from the Federal Highway Administration to the South Carolina Dept. of Transportation to help repair roads and bridges damaged by the recent rain-driven flooding that has crippled the state.

October 7, 2015

Zipcar Expands in Pasadena

Zipcar Expands in Pasadena

Zipcar and the Pasadena Department of Transportation (DOT) are partnering to introduce 20 Zipcars in 10 new locations in Pasadena, Calif.

May 14, 2014

Washington State DOT Adds LEAFs to Fleet

Washington State DOT Adds LEAFs to Fleet

The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) continues to improve the sustainability of its fleet by leasing a handful of all-electric Nissan LEAF plug-in electric vehicles (PEV) for official state use.

May 5, 2014

FMCSA Releases Final New Hours of Service Rule

WASHINGTON - U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood on Dec 22 announced a final rule that employs the latest research in driver fatigue to make sure truck drivers can get the rest they need to operate safely when on the road.

December 22, 2011

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