Tags: U.S. Department of Transportation

DOT awards $77 million in research grants

Jan 18, 2012

U.S. Department of Transportation awarded $77 million in grants to 22 University Transportation Centers (UTC) to advance transportation research and education programs. The UTCs conduct research that directly supports DOT priorities. DOT’s Research and Innovative Technology Administration (RITA), which administers ...

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LaHood awards $7 million for Southeast high-speed rail corridor between D.C., Atlanta

Dec 13, 2011

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood has awarded $7 million to Georgia and Washington D.C. to continue work on the Southeast High-Speed Rail Corridor linking Atlanta and Charlotte, N.C. to Washington, D.C., according to the U.S. Department ...

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Obama U.S. DOT funding law drops highway limit about $2 billion

Nov 20, 2011

President Barack Obama on Nov. 18 signed into law a spending package that Congress passed on Nov. 17, which includes Fiscal Year 2012 appropriations for the U.S. Department of Transportation, according to the Association of American Traffic Safety and Highway ...

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Caltrans Wins U.S. DOT 2011 National Roadway Safety Award

Nov 15, 2011

The U.S. Department of Transportation has awarded Caltrans with a 2011 National Roadway Safety Award for developing an innovative safety software program that makes it easier for local transportation agencies to prioritize safety projects. The application determines which projects offer ...

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Orange County Transportation Authority awarded $9.3 million in federal grants

Oct 17, 2011

The Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) has been awarded $9.3 million from the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) for projects to improve transit throughout Orange County. The competitive transit grant awards were part of the DOT’s Bus Livability and State of ...

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LaHood: $24.3 million in grants to boost Keystone Corridor train Speeds to 125 mph

Jul 22, 2011

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood on July 21 said that work can begin on closing the last three highway-rail grade crossings on the Keystone Corridor with the signing of $24.3 million in grant agreements between the U.S. Department of Transportation ...

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LaHood announces $1.58 billion for 27 major U.S. transit projects

Jun 28, 2011

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood has announced $1.58 billion for 27 transit projects nationwide that will improve public transportation access for millions of Americans, while reducing our dependence on foreign oil and curbing air pollution. “Investing in a modern transportation network ...

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U.S. DOT holds inaugural roundtable for women working in blue collar transportation careers

Jun 07, 2011

The inaugural roundtable for women working in blue collar transportation careers was held on Friday, June 3, at the U.S. Department of Transportation. This roundtable included representatives of 25 organizations from a broad array of transportation fields, including women who ...

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Report: Speed up economy three decades by investing in mega-event related infrastructure

May 18, 2011

A new report released by PwC US –"Game on: Mega-event infrastructure opportunities" – highlights how investment in mega-event-related infrastructure can accelerate economic development in a country by as much as three decades. According to PwC, winners of mega-event bids should begin ...

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LaHood kicks off initiative for advancing women transportation at Women’s Transportation Conference

May 18, 2011

U.S. Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood, Women’s Transportation Seminar President and CEO Marcia Ferranto and WTS Board Chair Terry Gruver launched Transportation YOU, a national educational initiative aimed at girls and young women, at the WTS annual awards dinner on ...

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U.S. DOT approves $418 million loan for SH 161 construction

Apr 18, 2011

The U.S. Department of Transportation will provide an estimated $418.4 million loan that will bring congestion relief to drivers in Dallas County by helping pay for the construction of the final phase of State Highway 161, U.S. Transportation ...

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U.S. DOT, Idaho town sign $3.5 million agreement for road upgrades

Apr 13, 2011

The U.S. Department of Transportation and the City of Hailey, Idaho, have signed a $3.5 million agreement that will allow work to begin on much-needed upgrades to Woodside Boulevard, U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood announced. "This project will make it safer ...

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