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FTA Posts Status of State Progress to Meet Rail Transit Safety Certification Deadline, Avoid Funding Impact if Deadline is Missed

June 22, 2017 - in Transit, Transportation

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Federal Transit Administration (FTA) has notified the 30 states where rail transit systems operate that federal law requires they establish an FTA-certified State Safety Oversight (SSO) Program…

U.S. Department of Transportation Announces $106.95 Million Loan to the Colorado High Performance Transportation Enterprise for the C-470 Express Lanes Project

June 19, 2017 - in Financial, News

WASHINGTON – U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao today announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Build America Bureau (the Bureau)…

U.S. Department of Transportation Announces $99.6 Million Loan to the City of Bellevue, Washington for the Belred Street Network Project

June 16, 2017 - in Financial, News

WASHINGTON – U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao today announced that the Department of Transportation’s Build America Bureau (Bureau) will…

White House, Senate Panel Advance USDOT Nominations

June 14, 2017 - in News, People

President Trump announced his nominee to become general counsel at the U.S. Department of Transportation, while the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee advanced nominees for a senior USDOT post and to fill a seat on the National Transportation…

USDOT Asks Transportation Stakeholders to Identify ‘Obstacles’ to Building Projects

June 14, 2017 - in Transportation

The U.S. Department of Transportation issued a formal request for industry stakeholders to help federal officials "identify unnecessary obstacles to transportation infrastructure projects." In a June 8 Federal Register notice, the USDOT said it is reviewing…

Trump’s Infrastructure Push Goes From White House to Ohio River to USDOT

June 14, 2017 - in Transportation

The White House issued additional information about what it wants to see in a new infrastructure investment package, as President Trump, Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao and other officials took part in a weeklong series of events focused on this major…

U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao Announces $527.8 Million in Infrastructure Grants to Airports

June 5, 2017 - in Financial, News

WASHINGTON – U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao today announced the Federal Aviation Administration will award $527.8 million in airport infrastructure grants to 584 airports across the United States as part of the FAA’s Airport…

Congress Completes Deal That Protects Transportation Funds, Implements FAST Act Increases

May 10, 2017 - in Transportation

Under an agreement to fund all government agencies for the rest of the fiscal year that ends Sept. 30, Congress approved 2017 appropriations to maintain highway, transit, aviation, rail and waterway programs and provide another $500 million for the U.S. Department…

FRA Has Taken Steps To Improve Safety Data Reporting, but Lacks Standard Procedures and Training for Compliance Audits

May 10, 2017 - in Transportation

In 2015, there were nearly 12,000 reported accidents and incidents on our Nation’s railways. The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) tracks the safety record of the rail industry in its public databases of accident and incident data. However, much of FRA’s…

USDOT Announces $55 Million Funding Opportunity for Clean-Energy Transit Bus Projects

May 8, 2017 - in Transit, Transportation

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration (FTA) today announced the opportunity to apply for up to $55 million in competitive grant funds through FTA’s Low or No Emission (Low-No) Bus Program. The Low-No program…