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DOT warns about fraudulent letters seeking bank information

James Jaillet - Jul 30, 2014

DOT warns about fraudulent letters seeking bank information

Carriers should be on the lookout for fraudulent letters appearing to be from “Equifax Credit Information Services — Government division,” said the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration this week in letters issued to its field offices. The letters will be dated ...

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Oopsie! DOT forgets to spellcheck interstate sign

Brian Ethridge - Jul 29, 2014

Oopsie! DOT forgets to spellcheck interstate sign

Nobody's perfect! Not even the folks who handle signage for the Department of Transportation. The North Carolina DOT was so excited to open up its new flyover bridge from Johnston Road to Interstate 485, that it might have forgotten to ...

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Anne Ferro out as FMCSA administrator

James Jaillet - Jul 28, 2014

Anne Ferro out as FMCSA administrator

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration head Anne Ferro will be stepping down from her position as administrator of the agency, the Department of Transportation announced July 25. An exact date for her departure has not been set, but according to a ...

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DOT looks to improve crude oil transportation

Brian Ethridge - Jul 28, 2014

DOT looks to improve crude oil transportation

The U.S. Department of Transportation would like to start phasing out old tank cars used transport crude oil by rail, among other measures to improve the safety of crude oil transportation by rail. The DOT proposed a two-year phase-out plan ...

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Several states warn of toll scam

Brian Ethridge - Jul 11, 2014

Several states warn of toll scam

Transportation officials in Maryland have issued warning to the public about an E-ZPass scam. Phony emails have been getting sent to hundreds of people recently requesting E-ZPass Maryland customers to pay their toll debts online. The emails have been ruled a ...

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10 States in dire need of Highway Trust Fund

Brian Ethridge - Jul 11, 2014

10 States in dire need of Highway Trust Fund

The end of the federal Highway Trust Fund appeared imminent until recently and transportation officials from throughout the United States were panicking. Congress hadn’t been close on a new funding plan until Thursday afternoon when the House Ways and Means ...

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DOT to reimburse states as gas tax money rolls in

Amanda Bayhi - Jul 01, 2014

DOT to reimburse states as gas tax money rolls in

The projected insolvency of the Highway Trust Fund is inching closer (it’s expected to run out of money next month), and the U.S. Department of Transportation is has been trying to prepare state DOTs. In its latest preparation effort, the U.S. ...

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U.S. DOT to provide $325 million TIFIA loan for California's Gerald Desmond Bridge replacement

Amanda Bayhi - May 26, 2014

U.S. DOT to provide $325 million TIFIA loan for California's Gerald Desmond Bridge replacement

The U.S. Department of Transportation is providing a $325 million Transportation Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (TIFIA) loan to help pay for the Gerald Desmond Bridge replacement project in Long Beach, Calif., Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx announced last week. The $1.2 ...

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DOT continues to project Highway Trust Fund shortfall in August

Amanda Bayhi - May 14, 2014

DOT continues to project Highway Trust Fund shortfall in August

The U.S. Department of Transportation maintains its projection that the Highway Trust Fund will shortfall in August, according to the latest update of the agency’s Highway Trust Fund Ticker. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx introduced the Ticker in January. It is designed ...

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U.S. DOT predicts August shortfall in latest Highway Trust Fund Ticker update

Amanda Bayhi - Apr 15, 2014

U.S. DOT predicts August shortfall in latest Highway Trust Fund Ticker update

In its latest update of the Highway Trust Fund Ticker, the U.S. Department of Transportation predicts the HTF to shortfall as early as the end of August. The agency previously predicted a shortfall in late July. Related: 5 Options for Avoiding Highway ...

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WSDOT, U.S. DOT respond to landslide covering Washington State Route 530

Amanda Bayhi - Mar 25, 2014

WSDOT, U.S. DOT respond to landslide covering Washington State Route 530

The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) is taking action to keep drivers safe after a landslide overtook State Route 530 near the town of Oso on Saturday. The state Department of Natural Resources estimates the slide to be 1500 feet ...

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DOT’s new Counselor to Secretary Dan Katz to help agency push for long-term transportation bill

Amanda Bayhi - Mar 20, 2014

DOT’s new Counselor to Secretary Dan Katz to help agency push for long-term transportation bill

The newest name in transportation policy is Dan Katz. The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has hired Katz as the agency’s counselor to the secretary, Politico reports. Katz has been charged with leading the DOT in its push for a long-term surface ...

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