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LaHood: $215 million available for damaged roads, bridges

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Nov 30, 2011

The U.S Department of Transportation will provide more than $215 million to states across the nation to cover the costs of repairing roads and bridges damaged by a variety of natural disasters, U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood announced on Nov. ...

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Handheld cell phone ban: Interstate truck, bus drivers

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Nov 29, 2011

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood released on Nov. 23 a rule specifically prohibiting interstate truck and bus drivers from using hand-held cell phones while operating their vehicles. The joint rule from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration ...

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LaHood: $100 million for innovative, clean-fuel transit projects

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Nov 17, 2011

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood on Nov. 17 announced that 46 innovative transit projects chosen for their capacity to help cut the nation’s dependence on oil and create a marketplace for 21st century "green" jobs will ...

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TIGER grants demands surpasses available funding

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Nov 15, 2011

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood says that the overwhelming demand for  Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery grants, more commonly known as TIGER grants, has again "far surpassed the available funding." Applications for TIGER III grants totaled $14.1 billion, ...

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Kentucky's I-69 first segment unveiled

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Oct 28, 2011

Federal Highway Administrator Victor Mendez and Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear unveiled on Oct. 26 the first segment of I-69 in Kentucky, what the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) says is "a major step forward that will improve connectivity, benefit ...

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U.S. DOT tests 'Connected Vehicle Technology'

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Oct 24, 2011

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood took a firsthand look at “connected vehicle” technologies that have the potential to improve safety and help drivers avert crashes as part of a research clinic hosted by the Department of Transportation at Walt Disney ...

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U.S. DOT, Commerce Dept. partner to boost domestic manufacturing

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Oct 21, 2011

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood and Acting Commerce Secretary Rebecca Blank on Oct. 20 announced a partnership to encourage the creation of domestic manufacturing jobs and opportunities for U.S. suppliers through transportation investments. The Department of Commerce’s Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) ...

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LaHood announces $928.5 million for transit infrastructure

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Oct 17, 2011

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood on Oct. 17 announced that transit providers across the nation will receive a share of $928.5 million in federal funds for more than 300 public transportation projects in urban, suburban, and rural ...

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LaHood won’t return for second term

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Oct 14, 2011

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood Oct. 13 told reporters he would not continue in that post if President Obama is re-elected for a second term. LaHood, the only Republican on Obama’s cabinet, said there would be “wonderful opportunities” ...

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FHWA data: New freight traffic data point to more congestion on key highways

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Oct 03, 2011

The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) released on Sept. 21 new freight data pinpointing key traffic chokepoints on some of the nation's busiest roads that will help transportation planners, operators and private shippers and carriers better target their ...

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Completion of $42.5 million project in Colorado adds safety, lessens congestion

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Aug 30, 2011

Federal Highway Administrator Victor Mendez joined state and local officials for the Aug. 26 opening of the first phase of the Woodmen Road Corridor Improvement project, ending two years of construction and decades of planning on one of ...

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$8 million in grants enable PA state, local agencies to increase roadside inspections, conduct safety audits for trucks

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Aug 26, 2011

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) on Aug. 25 announced more than $8 million in federal grants to improve commercial truck and bus safety across the Commonwealth ...

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