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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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Obama's transportation budget proposal: What it means for tribal lands

Amanda Bayhi - Mar 19, 2014

Obama's transportation budget proposal: What it means for tribal lands

Last month, President Barack Obama proposed a $302 billion, 4-year transportation reauthorization bill. Since then, Transportation Secretary Foxx has examined how the proposal would affect one sector of transportation, pointing out that the proposal includes $2.5 billion for transit expansions. Now, a ...

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U.S. DOT: Highway Trust Fund could shortfall as early as late July

Amanda Bayhi - Mar 17, 2014

U.S. DOT: Highway Trust Fund could shortfall as early as late July

The U.S. Department of Transportation has updated its Highway Trust Fund Ticker, and a chart on the page shows that the Highway Trust Fund could shortfall as early as the end of July. The DOT notes that the HTF “will encounter ...

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DOT report: $123.7 billion needed to maintain, improve highways, bridges

Amanda Bayhi - Feb 28, 2014

DOT report: $123.7 billion needed to maintain, improve highways, bridges

The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) on Friday released a report that finds all levels of government would need to spend an estimated $123.7 billion to $145.9 billion annually to maintain and improve roads and bridges. The report -- 2013 Status ...

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DOT seeks innovative transportation tools

Amanda Bayhi - Feb 27, 2014

DOT seeks innovative transportation tools

The U.S. Department of Transportation is seeking innovative tools that address challenges in transportation and improve the transportation system. The DOT is offering a challenge to innovators to create web-based tools, data visualizations and mobile apps or to find innovative uses ...

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Iowa's Jesup Bridge: From Beginning to End

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Feb 14, 2014

Iowa's Jesup Bridge: From Beginning to End

Buchanan County Secondary Roads plans to replace the bridge on V-65 south of Jesup, Iowa. The bridge will be replaced as part of a demonstration project using a new design software program developed by the Short Span Steel Bridge Alliance ...

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Transportation leaders speak up at Senate EPW hearing on MAP-21

Amanda Bayhi - Feb 13, 2014

Transportation leaders speak up at Senate EPW hearing on MAP-21

Several transportation leaders offered testimony about highway funding on Wednesday morning at a Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works (EPW) hearing on MAP-21. The hearing, entitled “MAP-21 Reauthorization: The Economic Importance of Maintaining Federal Investments in our Transportation Infrastructure,” kicked ...

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U.S. DOT offers free web-based intelligent transportation resource

Amanda Bayhi - Jan 30, 2014

U.S. DOT offers free web-based intelligent transportation resource

The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) is offering a free online resource for transportation professionals and students who want to learn more about intelligent transportation systems (ITS). The web-based textbook, the ITS ePrimer, uses in-depth modules, which include interactive content such ...

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President Obama briefly addresses transportation in State of the Union

Amanda Bayhi - Jan 29, 2014

President Obama briefly addresses transportation in State of the Union

Tuesday night, President Obama gave his State of the Union address, which offered a chance for the president to present potential solutions for transportation and infrastructure funding. However, our sister site Overdrive points out that the president only briefly mentioned transportation ...

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Dwindling Highway Trust Fund causes delayed state reimbursements

Amanda Bayhi - Jan 28, 2014

Dwindling Highway Trust Fund causes delayed state reimbursements

The depleting Highway Trust Fund (HTF) may cause the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT)  to delay reimbursements to state agencies this year. Bloomberg reports that the U.S. DOT may have to slow the payments to avoid draining the HTF. Peter Rogoff, the ...

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Transportation in the State of the Union Address

Amanda Bayhi - Jan 28, 2014

Transportation in the State of the Union Address

If you think the State of the Union address is just another speech, think again. The State of the Union address, which President Obama will deliver Tuesday at 9 p.m. Eastern Time, is the perfect opportunity for workers in the transportation ...

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Peter Rogoff tapped for DOT acting undersecretary for policy position

Amanda Bayhi - Jan 16, 2014

Peter Rogoff tapped for DOT acting undersecretary for policy position

Federal Transit Administrator Peter Rogoff has been tapped as the DOT's acting undersecretary for policy, Politico reports. The position was opened last month when Polly Trottenberg left the DOT to become New York City’s transportation commissioner. Rogoff has led the Federal Transit ...

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