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USDOT Sec. Elaine Chao Resigns Over Capitol Hill Riot

January 11, 2021 - in News, People

Elaine Chao (above) stepped down as U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary on January 7, with her resignation to take effect January 11, due to the Capitol Hill riot that occurred on January 6. “Our country experienced a traumatic and entirely avoidable…

USDOT Announces $529.8 Million for South Central Light Rail Extension/Downtown Hub in Phoenix, Arizona

January 8, 2021 - in Financial, News

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Transit Administration (FTA) today announced a $529.8 million federal grant agreement with…

Federal Railroad Administration Announces Landmark Achievement with Full Implementation of Positive Train Control

January 4, 2021 - in News, Rail, Transportation

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) announced today that positive train control (PTC) technology…

U.S. Department of Transportation Announces $1.37 Million in Grant Awards to Six Projects in Six States to Advance Transit Infrastructure Innovation and Safety Nationwide

December 2, 2020 - in Financial, News

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration (FTA) today announced grant awards to six projects in six states totaling approximately $1.37 million in research funding through the Real-Time Asset Management…

U.S. Department of Transportation Announces $7.7 Million in Tribal Transit Grant Awards to 25 Tribal Governments to Improve Public Transportation

November 19, 2020 - in Financial, News

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration (FTA) today announced $7.7 million in Tribal Transit Program grant awards to 25 tribal governments for projects to improve public transportation on…

USDOT Announces $291 Million in ‘State of Good Repair’ Grants to Improve the Reliability and Safety of America’s Rail Network

October 29, 2020 - in Financial, News

WASHINGTON – U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao today announced an investment of more than $291 million in grants for 11 intercity passenger rail projects in nine states through the Federal-State Partnership for State of Good Repair Program…

USDOT Announces $6.5 Million to Seven States and Pawnee Nation for Highway Innovations

October 26, 2020 - in Financial, News

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) today announced the latest recipients of federal funds to help enhance safety and rebuild infrastructure with cutting-edge innovations that can potentially be replicated…

U.S. Department of Transportation Announces $8.5 Million in Grant Awards to 25 Projects That Use Transit to Help Disadvantaged Communities

October 9, 2020 - in Financial, News

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Transit Administration (FTA) today announced 25 projects in 17 states will receive a share of approximately $8.5 million in funding through the Helping Obtain Prosperity for Everyone…

U.S. Department of Transportation Announces $500,000 for Emergency Repairs to Flood-Damaged Roads and Bridges in Vermont

November 26, 2019 - in Financial, News

WASHINGTON –The U.S. Department of Transportation today announced the immediate availability of $500,000 in “quick release” Emergency Relief (ER) funds from the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) to help repair roads damaged by storm events in Vermont…

USDOT Releases $900M in BUILD Grants

November 20, 2019 - in Financial, News

The U.S. Department of Transportation officially announced it has awarded $900 million through its Better Utilizing Investments to Leverage Development or BUILD discretionary grants program to fund 55 transportation projects in 35 states on November 12. [Above…