Tags: U.S. Department of Transportation

Foxx sworn in as DOT Secretary

Jul 02, 2013

Foxx sworn in as DOT Secretary

Anthony Foxx was sworn as the new U.S. Secretary of Transportation today at 11 a.m. by Judge Nathaniel Jones during a private ceremony at the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (USDOT) headquarters in Washington, D.C., according to a report from our ...

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Senate, House Appropriations Committees approve DOT, HUD budgets

Jun 28, 2013

Senate, House Appropriations Committees approve DOT, HUD budgets

Both Senate and House Appropriations Committees yesterday approved budgets for Transportation, Housing and Urban Development. The Senate Appropriations Committee approved a $54 billion budget by a vote of 22-8, according to our sister site, Better Roads. Another report from Better Roads notes ...

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Anthony Foxx confirmed as Transportation Secretary

Jun 27, 2013

Anthony Foxx confirmed as Transportation Secretary

The Senate today confirmed Anthony Foxx as the new Secretary of Transportation, according to our sister site, Better Roads. The vote to confirm Foxx for the position was unanimous. In a previous meeting with the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee, Foxx ...

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House Appropriations Subcommittee approves $44.1 billion USDOT, HUD budget

Jun 20, 2013

House Appropriations Subcommittee approves $44.1 billion USDOT, HUD budget

The House Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies has approved the House Appropriation Committee’s $44.1 billion budget for the departments of Transportation (USDOT) and Housing and Urban Development (HUD), according to our sister site, Better ...

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Freight shipments fall 1.2 percent in April

Jun 12, 2013

Freight shipments fall 1.2 percent in April

The amount of freight that the for-hire transportation industry carried fell 1.2 percent in April, according to data released today by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS). The data, from this month’s BTS Freight Transportation Services Index ...

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Trucks carried 60 percent of U.S.-NAFTA freight in March

May 29, 2013

Trucks carried 60 percent of U.S.-NAFTA freight in March

Trucks carried 60.0 percent of the $95.6 billion of freight moved in March 2013 between the United States and its North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) partners, Canada and Mexico, in March, according to data released today from the U.S. ...

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Freight shipments rise 0.3 percent in March

May 09, 2013

Freight shipments rise 0.3 percent in March

The amount of freight that the for-hire transportation industry carried rose 0.3 percent in March, according to data released Wednesday by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS). The data, from this month’s BTS Freight Transportation Services Index ...

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State Laws Stir the Pot on Workplace Safety

Feb 01, 2013

Drug testing and workplace investigations will be impacted by state ballot initiatives and NRLB decisions.   By M. Robin Repass     During the 2012 general election, voters in Colorado and Washington State passed ballot Settingsinitiatives to legalize marijuana possession. A total of 18 states currently ...

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U.S. DOT funds Illinois transit agencies $8 million for environmental upgrades

Sep 17, 2012

Transit systems in Chicago and Springfield will share nearly $8 million in federal money to pay for environmental improvements, according to an Associated Press report in the Sacramento Bee. The funding for the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) and the Springfield Mass ...

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NY contractors get FWHA help to compete for Tappan Zee Bridge replacement contract

Apr 23, 2012

An April 20 workshop was held in advance of advertising contracts for the Tappan Zee Bridge replacement project to help disadvantaged business enterprises (DBEs) in New York and its neighboring states better compete for contracts and help DBEs ...

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Construction begins on Cincinnati streetcar line

Feb 21, 2012

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood on Feb. 17 helped kick off construction of a new 3.9-mile streetcar line that will spur Cincinnati’s efforts to revitalize its downtown core by improving access to major employers, the developing riverfront, ...

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U.S. DOT proposed budget invests $74 billion for transportation

Feb 13, 2012

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood, on Feb. 13, praised President Obama’s $74 billion budget for the U.S. Department of Transportation. These funds will lay a new foundation for economic growth and competitiveness by investing in our ...

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