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California Assembly Transportation Committee rejects bill to prohibit spending federal money on high-speed rail without matching funds

Amanda Bayhi - Mar 25, 2014

California Assembly Transportation Committee rejects bill to prohibit spending federal money on high-speed rail without matching funds

California’s Assembly Transportation Committee has rejected a bill that would prohibit spending federal grant money on a high-speed train project before the High-Speed Rail Authority approves matching funds, The Fresno Bee reports. Assembly Member Jim Patterson authored the bill, which he ...

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DOT, Foxx suspend social media interactions during government shutdown

Amanda Bayhi - Oct 02, 2013

DOT, Foxx suspend social media interactions during government shutdown

The U.S. Department of Transportation, DOT Secretary Anthony Foxx and sectors of the DOT announced Tuesday they will not update social media accounts or blogs during the federal government shutdown that has furloughed 18,481 DOT positions. The DOT announced in a ...

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Government shutdown suspends certain DOT activities

Amanda Bayhi - Oct 01, 2013

Government shutdown suspends certain DOT activities

The federal government shut down at 12:01 a.m., and today 18,481 U.S. Department of Transportation employees aren’t at work because of the shutdown. Obviously, the furloughs are affecting federally-funded programs, with many operations shutting down until the government is back to ...

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18,481 DOT positions would be furloughed with government shutdown

Amanda Bayhi - Sep 30, 2013

18,481 DOT positions would be furloughed with government shutdown

Better Roads reported Friday that the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) would remain operational if the federal government shuts down Tuesday. However, if a government shutdown occurs, about one in three USDOT employees would face furloughs. According to a plan released Friday ...

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USDOT to create high-speed rail safety rules

Amanda Bayhi - Jun 18, 2013

USDOT to create high-speed rail safety rules

The Federal Railroad Administration’s (FRA) Railroad Safety Advisory Committee (RSAC) has voted in favor of introducing new safety rules for high-speed rail, according to Global Rail News. The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) will create the guidelines, which will govern trains ...

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LaHood announces $2 billion in high-speed rail awards

Tina Grady Barbaccia - May 09, 2011

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood on May 6 announced $2 billion in high-speed rail awards providing an unprecedented investment to speed up trains in the Northeast Corridor, expand service in the Midwest and provide new, state-of-the-art locomotives and rail cars ...

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Federal Railroad Administration awards Caltrans $100 million for new equipment

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Apr 27, 2011

The Federal Railroad Administration has awarded the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) $100 million to purchase new equipment on Amtrak California trains that service the San Joaquin and Pacific Surfliner rail corridors. “California has seen a 60 percent increase in ridership ...

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Texas DOT awarded $5.6 million grant

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Oct 28, 2010

The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) has been awarded a $5.6 million competitive grant by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Railroad Administration (FRA). U.S. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-Texas) is calling it "an important first step in developing high-speed rail ...

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Financial District: Hurry up and wait

Brooke Wisdom - Feb 01, 2010

Financial District:  Hurry up and wait

Reauthorization Could Slide into 2011 By Audrey Dutton, Washington Bureau, The Bond Buyer newspaper   For cash-strapped state and local governments that have critical transportation infrastructure needs, but no money to pay for them, the coming year will be bittersweet. Federal aid from the ...

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