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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 awards 37 states with $474 million in TIGER grants

Amanda Bayhi - Sep 05, 2013

USDOT awards 37 states with $474 million in TIGER grants

Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx announced today that the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) has awarded 37 states with a total of $474 million in Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) grants. In his announcement on USDOT’s Fast Lane blog, Foxx said ...

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Transportation Secretary Foxx names new chief of staff

Amanda Bayhi - Aug 30, 2013

Transportation Secretary Foxx names new chief of staff

Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx has named former aide to ex-White House Chief of Staff and current Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel as his new chief of staff, according to a report from The Hill. Foxx also appointed former aide to Emanuel, ...

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House to begin work on DOT, HUD spending bill today

Amanda Bayhi - Jul 30, 2013

House to begin work on DOT, HUD spending bill today

The House will work today on its proposed $44.1 billion spending bill for the departments of Transportation and Housing and Urban Development, according to a report from The Hill. The House will begin with “morning” speeches at noon before delving into ...

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Senate passes bridge-prioritizing amendment to DOT, HUD spending bill

Amanda Bayhi - Jul 25, 2013

Senate passes bridge-prioritizing amendment to DOT, HUD spending bill

The Senate on Wednesday passed an amendment to its proposed $54 billion transportation and housing spending bill, prioritizing bridge projects, according to a report from The Hill. Senator Rob Portman (R-Ohio) authored the amendment, which he said would prioritize bridges deemed ...

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White House “strongly supports” Senate DOT, HUD spending bill

Amanda Bayhi - Jul 24, 2013

White House “strongly supports” Senate DOT, HUD spending bill

The White House said on Tuesday that President Obama “strongly supports” the $54 billion budget for the Departments of Transportation and Housing and Urban Development that the Senate is considering, according to a report from The Hill. The announcement follows a ...

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House Rules Committee to approve rule for transportation, housing spending

Amanda Bayhi - Jul 16, 2013

House Rules Committee to approve rule for transportation, housing spending

The House Rules Committee is scheduled to meet Wednesday to approve a rule for the 2014 transportation and housing spending bill, according to a report from The Hill. The rule could mean the bill, H.R. 2610, will be considered by the ...

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LaHood announces $1 million in immediate funding for I-5 bridge in Washington

Amanda Bayhi - May 24, 2013

LaHood announces $1 million in immediate funding for I-5 bridge in Washington

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood has announced the immediate availability of $1 million federal emergency funds for Washington State to use toward the repair of the Interstate 5 bridge that collapsed into the Skagit River last night. “We are doing everything ...

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U.S. DOT to collect public input on upcoming Comprehensive Truck Size and Weight Limits Study

Amanda Bayhi - May 17, 2013

U.S. DOT to collect public input on upcoming Comprehensive Truck Size and Weight Limits Study

The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) will hold its Public Input Session for its upcoming Comprehensive Truck Size and Weight Limits Study (CTSW) on May 29 from 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time at the U.S. DOT Headquarters. It is ...

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Acceptance of connected vehicles depends on cost, LaHood says

Amanda Bayhi - May 15, 2013

Acceptance of connected vehicles depends on cost, LaHood says

Outgoing U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood said at a connected-vehicle conference in Ann Arbor, Michigan, that Americans’ acceptance of vehicle-to-vehicle communication will depend on the cost of the technology, Reuters reported. U.S. regulators believe the technology could help avoid or reduce ...

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Sensenbrenner proposes new motorcycle safety legislation

Amanda Bayhi - May 09, 2013

Sensenbrenner proposes new motorcycle safety legislation

Representative James Sensenbrenner Jr. (R-WI) has proposed legislation that would stop federal money from going to states for motorcycle helmet enforcement laws, The Hill reported. The Stop Motorcycle Checkpoint Funding Act would remove the current law in which the U.S. Department ...

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