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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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U.S. DOT awards CDOT with $110 million for flood recovery

Amanda Bayhi - Jan 09, 2014

U.S. DOT awards CDOT with $110 million for flood recovery

The U.S. Department of Transportation on Wednesday awarded the Colorado Department of Transportation with $110 million in recovery funds for highways damaged in September floods, according to a report from Northern Colorado Business Report. The funds are part of the $450 ...

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Could alternate energy sources help solve our funding problem?

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Nov 06, 2013

Could alternate energy sources help solve our funding problem?

It’s time to get creative. With less than a year until our latest surface transportation bill, Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century (MAP-21), expires on Sept. 30, 2014, the Highway Trust Fund (HTF) once again faces insolvency. It’s ...

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DOT chief Foxx commends ongoing Superstorm Sandy recovery efforts

Amanda Bayhi - Oct 29, 2013

DOT chief Foxx commends ongoing Superstorm Sandy recovery efforts

One year after Superstorm Sandy hit the East Coast, crews are continuing to repair damages to transportation infrastructure in New York, New Jersey and other states affected by the storm. In a blog post today, Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx notes that ...

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FTA makes available $29 million for safety, disaster solutions

Amanda Bayhi - Oct 22, 2013

FTA makes available $29 million for safety, disaster solutions

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration (FTA) has announced the availability of $29 million in competitive research funds to help transit agencies  improve safety, natural disasters and emergency resiliency and emergency response capabilities. For first time, funds available through ...

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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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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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Lawmakers discuss Leo Frigo Bridge, truck weight limits

Amanda Bayhi - Oct 08, 2013

Lawmakers discuss Leo Frigo Bridge, truck weight limits

Last month’s Leo Frigo Bridge closure, caused by reports of the bridge sagging, has sparked further debate about truck weight regulations. Heavy truck opponents are pushing for stricter weight restrictions on bridges, while supporters look to increase weight limits, Politico reported ...

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The Big WIG of Transportation: Solving Funding Issues Through Value

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Oct 02, 2013

The Big WIG of Transportation: Solving Funding Issues Through Value

The million-dollar question in transportation – make that the half-trillion-dollar question – is how to find the money to fix our roads. The industry and U.S. Department of Transportation have several ideas and proposed solutions, which have served as Band-Aid ...

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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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The BIG WIG of Transportation Funding

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Oct 01, 2013

The BIG WIG of Transportation Funding

The million-dollar question in transportation – make that the half trillion-dollar question – is how to find the money to fix our roads. The industry and U.S. Department of Transportation have several ideas and proposed solutions, which have served as ...

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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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