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FMCSA awards nearly $1 million in grants to train veterans for transportation careers

Amanda Bayhi - Jul 08, 2013

FMCSA awards nearly $1 million in grants to train veterans for transportation careers

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) last week announced that nearly $1 million in new grants will be used to help train veterans and military families for jobs in the transportation industry. FMCSA awarded the grants ...

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Foxx outlines three main DOT goals

Amanda Bayhi - Jul 03, 2013

Foxx outlines three main DOT goals

Newly-sworn in Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx took to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Fast Lane blog yesterday to reiterate his goals for the USDOT. “I believe in safe, effective transportation, and whether it is a bus, road, train, plane, or ship, ...

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Anthony Foxx sworn in as Secretary of Transportation

Amanda Bayhi - Jul 02, 2013

Anthony Foxx sworn in as Secretary of Transportation

Anthony Foxx has been sworn in as the new U.S. Secretary of Transportation, the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) announced today. Judge Nathaniel Jones swore in Foxx at 11 a.m. today during a private ceremony at the USDOT headquarters in Washington, ...

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Anthony Foxx likely to be sworn in as Transportation Secretary this week

Amanda Bayhi - Jul 01, 2013

Anthony Foxx likely to be sworn in as Transportation Secretary this week

Anthony Foxx will likely be sworn in as Secretary of Transportation this week, according to a report from The Hill. The Senate confirmed Foxx for the position last week. Foxx is currently the mayor of Charlotte, North Carolina, and will have to ...

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Foxx to face eight major transportation issues

Amanda Bayhi - Jun 28, 2013

Foxx to face eight major transportation issues

Anthony Foxx has been confirmed as the next Secretary of Transportation. Now what? Well, now he prepares to take on many of the same issues his predecessor, Ray LaHood, faced. And, according to a report from Politico, Foxx will inherit eight main issues: ...

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House Appropriations Committee to revise USDOT, HUD budget

Amanda Bayhi - Jun 26, 2013

House Appropriations Committee to revise USDOT, HUD budget

The House Appropriations Committee is scheduled to meet tomorrow at 10 a.m. Eastern Time to revise the proposed $44.1 billion Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Appropriations budget. The House Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies approved ...

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House Appropriations Subcommittee on transportation, housing approves $44.1 billion budget

Amanda Bayhi - Jun 20, 2013

House Appropriations Subcommittee on transportation, housing approves $44.1 billion budget

The House Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies yesterday approved the House Appropriation Committee’s $44.1 billion budget for the departments of Transportation and Housing and Urban Development. The bill is $7.7 billion below the previous budget ...

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House Appropriations Committee releases $44.1 billion USDOT, HUD budget

Amanda Bayhi - Jun 19, 2013

House Appropriations Committee releases $44.1 billion USDOT, HUD budget

The House Appropriations Committee yesterday released a $44.1 billion budget for the departments of Transportation (USDOT) and Housing and Urban Development (HUD). According to a release from the committee, the fiscal year 2014 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development funding bill is ...

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USDOT to create high-speed rail safety rules

Amanda Bayhi - Jun 18, 2013

USDOT to create high-speed rail safety rules

The Federal Railroad Administration’s (FRA) Railroad Safety Advisory Committee (RSAC) has voted in favor of introducing new safety rules for high-speed rail, according to Global Rail News. The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) will create the guidelines, which will govern trains ...

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McConnell discusses Kentucky priorities with USDOT nominee Foxx

Amanda Bayhi - Jun 13, 2013

McConnell discusses Kentucky priorities with USDOT nominee Foxx

Senator Mitch McConnell (R-KY) met in his office in the U.S. Capitol Wednesday with Secretary of Transportation Nominee Anthony Foxx, where the two discussed several Kentucky transportation projects. Among highlighted projects were the Brent Spence Bridge in Northern Kentucky, Ohio River ...

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USDOT, DHS team up to prevent human trafficking

Amanda Bayhi - Jun 06, 2013

USDOT, DHS team up to prevent human trafficking

Outgoing U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood and U.S. Customs and Border Protection Acting Deputy Commissioner Kevin K. McAleenan, along with Delta Air Lines Chief Executive Officer Richard Anderson and JetBlue Airways Senior Vice President for Government Affairs and Associate General ...

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Washington governor announces I-5 bridge replacement plan

Amanda Bayhi - May 28, 2013

Washington governor announces I-5 bridge replacement plan

Washington State Governor Jay Inslee has announced the state’s plan to temporarily replace the collapsed portion of the Interstate 5 bridge over the Skagit River. A portion of the bridge collapsed Thursday night after an oversize truck struck an overhead steel ...

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