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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…

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…

Congress Avoids Shutdown, Approves One-Week Extension of 2016 Spending Levels

May 4, 2017 - in Featured, Transportation

Congress avoided a government shutdown while continuing to negotiate on a long-delayed 2017 budget, but approved a further one-week extension of 2016 spending levels to May 5 to give lawmakers more time to pin down an agreement for the fiscal year that began…

USDOT Awards $9 Million for Tribal Road Improvements

April 17, 2017 - in Financial, News

Seventy-four tribes were part of a $9 million award this week that will support 77 road safety projects in 22 states. The funds, which come from the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)'s Tribal Transportation Program Safety Fund (TTPSF) are dedicated to…

U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao Announces More Than $9 Million for Tribal Transportation Safety Improvements

April 11, 2017 - in Transportation

WASHINGTON – U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao announced today that 74 tribes in 20 states will receive more than $9 million for 77 projects from the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)'s Tribal Transportation Program Safety Fund (TTPSF) to…

USDOT Celebrates Women’s History Month

March 29, 2017 - in Transportation

Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao has five sisters. Her parents taught all of their daughters to set goals and to proceed step-by-step to advance their situations in life. “My parents were incredible people who believed that their daughters could do…

Awardees Announced for USDOT’s SBIR FY17.1 Solicitation

March 29, 2017 - in Awards

America’s small businesses continue to help the U.S. Department of Transportation (US DOT) address some of the nation’s biggest transportation challenges through the Department’s Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program. On March 20, the US…

USDOT Names Small Business Innovation Research Program Awards Recipients

March 23, 2017 - in Awards, Events

Washington – The U.S. Department of Transportation announced today that fourteen (14) U.S. Small Businesses will receive a total of $1,958,373.00 in Small Business Innovative Research Program (SBIR) awards.  Each year, the SBIR program taps into the power…

3.2 Trillion Miles Driven On U.S. Roads In 2016

February 24, 2017 - in Transportation

WASHINGTON – New estimates released today by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) show that U.S. driving topped 3.2 trillion miles last year. It is the fifth straight year of increased mileage on public roads throughout the nation, and underscores the…