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Highway users, road builders oppose bill to surrender federal highway authority

Kevin Jones - Sep 18, 2014

Highway users, road builders oppose bill to surrender federal highway authority

Transportation interests have written Congress to express opposition to the so-called “devolution” of the federal highway program and the proposed Transportation Empowerment Act. The bill, introduced in the House and Senate last fall, transfers almost all authority over federal highway and ...

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Construction Angels to help families in need

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Sep 12, 2014

Construction Angels to help families in need

At any given daylight moment across America, nearly 660,000 drivers are using cell phones or manipulating electronic devices while driving, a number that has held steady since 2010, according to a “Traffic Safety Facts Research Note” from the National Highway ...

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Highway Trust Fund 2014: Timeline of Events

Brian Ethridge - Aug 15, 2014

Highway Trust Fund 2014: Timeline of Events

It felt like an eternity went by before Congress passed a bill to fund the Highway Trust Fund through May 2015. Unfortunately, for or as long as it took, nobody ended up happy with the outcome. Congress had months to ...

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Do you wear your seat belt at night?

Brian Ethridge - Aug 07, 2014

Do you wear your seat belt at night?

The Colorado Department of Transportation cracked down on nighttime drivers not wearing their seat belts. According to the CDOT, seat belt use is consistently lower at night than during the day which results in an increased number of unbuckled fatalities. The ...

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VIDEO: State DOTs host National Work Zone Awareness Week events

Amanda Bayhi - Apr 07, 2014

VIDEO: State DOTs host National Work Zone Awareness Week events

National Work Zone Awareness Week began Monday, and the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) will host an official kick-off event on Tuesday in Seattle. This year, the campaign takes place April 7-11 across the nation, with transportation agencies spreading the ...

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NHTSA paves the way for connected vehicles

Amanda Bayhi - Feb 04, 2014

NHTSA paves the way for connected vehicles

Vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) technology will soon be included in all new cars. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) announced Monday that it plans to “begin taking steps to enable V2V communication technology for light vehicles.” NHTSA Acting Administrator David Friedman said the ...

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NHTSA officials could require vehicle-to-vehicle communication in future cars

Amanda Bayhi - Jan 02, 2014

NHTSA officials could require vehicle-to-vehicle communication in future cars

Manufacturers may soon be required to include vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) technology in all new cars. National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) officials are working to decide whether the technology should be a requirement to help prevent car crashes, ABC News reports. The report ...

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How distracted is your driving? A new $1.3 million simulation lab can tell

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Oct 16, 2013

How distracted is your driving? A new $1.3 million simulation lab can tell

Researchers at The Ohio State University (OSU) are trying to figure out how much eating, entertainment and navigation systems in cars distract drivers, and the university’s new $1.3 million Driving Simulation Laboratory could help. This new 5,800-square-foot research facility is a ...

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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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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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