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U.S. diesel costs hold steady at $3.886 per gallon

Amanda Bayhi - Oct 23, 2013

U.S. diesel costs hold steady at $3.886 per gallon

On-highway diesel fuel prices remained unchanged in the U.S. this week, according to our sister site, Aggregates Manager. The plateau in prices follows five consecutive weeks of declining diesel costs. The figures come from the Energy Information Administration (EIA), which delayed its ...

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DOT employees begin returning to work

Amanda Bayhi - Oct 17, 2013

DOT employees begin returning to work

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s 18,481 furloughed employees began returning to work Thursday after a 16-day shutdown of the federal government. Congress and the White House passed a temporary spending measure last night that will allow federal government agencies, including the ...

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Diesel fuel price updates stop during government shutdown

Amanda Bayhi - Oct 15, 2013

Diesel fuel price updates stop during government shutdown

No more diesel fuel price updates will be posted until the federal government reopens. Better Roads usually shares highlights from the weekly diesel fuel price report presented by our sister site, Aggregates Manager. However, Aggregates Manager reported yesterday that the U.S. Energy Information ...

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NTSB stops, delays thousands of investigations due to government shutdown

Amanda Bayhi - Oct 14, 2013

NTSB stops, delays thousands of investigations due to government shutdown

The federal government shutdown has been in effect for nearly two weeks and has so far resulted in 18,481 furloughs in the U.S. Department of Transportation and the suspension of most DOT programs not safety-related. Many DOT administrations have stopped social ...

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House could consider bill to bring back 330 NHTSA employees

Amanda Bayhi - Oct 10, 2013

House could consider bill to bring back 330 NHTSA employees

The House may consider a bill next week that would bring back about 330 National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) employees who were furloughed last week when the federal government shutdown began. The shutdown suspended several operations within the U.S. Department ...

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NTSB Chairwoman Deborah Hersman to speak at Senate Commerce Committee shutdown hearing

Amanda Bayhi - Oct 10, 2013

NTSB Chairwoman Deborah Hersman to speak at Senate Commerce Committee shutdown hearing

National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) Chairwoman Deborah Hersman will speak Friday at a Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee hearing on the impacts of the government shutdown. The shutdown resulted in 18,481 furloughs in the U.S. Department of Transportation, as well ...

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Government shutdown slows transportation construction projects

Amanda Bayhi - Oct 08, 2013

Government shutdown slows transportation construction projects

American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) President and CEO Pete Ruane met with Senate Environment and Public Works Committee Chairman Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) during a Capitol Hill news conference Tuesday to discuss how the federal government shutdown is impacting ...

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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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DOT to remain operational if government shuts down

Amanda Bayhi - Sep 27, 2013

DOT to remain operational if government shuts down

The Senate is set to vote Friday on a resolution that could halt a federal government shutdown, according to a report from Politico, but the operation of the U.S. Department of Transportation would not be in jeopardy either way. Though a government ...

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