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18,481 DOT jobs would be furloughed if government shuts down

Sep 30, 2013

18,481 DOT jobs would be furloughed if government shuts down

The U.S. Department of Transportation would remain operational if the federal government shuts down tomorrow, but 18,481 of the agency’s 55,468 positions would be furloughed, our sister site, Better Roads, reports. DOT employees that would continue with their jobs during a ...

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Freight shipments rise 0.3% in July

Sep 11, 2013

Freight shipments rise 0.3% in July

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

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FHWA Administrator Mendez: ‘Dream big, build big’ for long-lasting transportation system

Sep 09, 2013

FHWA Administrator Mendez: ‘Dream big, build big’ for long-lasting transportation system

When it comes to the future of transportation, the road building and construction materials industries should "dream big and build big to create a system that will meet the needs of future generations," said Federal Highway (FHWA) Administrator Victor Mendez ...

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Freight shipments fall 0.2% in June

Aug 14, 2013

Freight shipments fall 0.2% in June

The amount of freight that the for-hire transportation industry carried fell 0.2 percent in June, according to data released Wednesday by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (USDOT) Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS). The data, from this month’s BTS Freight Transportation Services ...

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White House announces support of Senate DOT, HUD budget

Jul 24, 2013

White House announces support of Senate DOT, HUD budget

The White House announced on Tuesday that President Obama “strongly supports the Senate’s proposed $54 billion budget for the Departments of Transportation and Housing and Urban Development, according to our sister site, Better Roads. The statement comes one day after the ...

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Highway Funding: Past, Present and Future

Jul 24, 2013

Highway Funding: Past, Present and Future

As reported earlier this week, the Senate is currently considering a spending bill for the Departments of Transportation (U.S. DOT) and Housing and Urban Development (HUD). In a prepared opening statement before the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, Tom Petri (R-Wis.), ...

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White House threatens to veto House transportation, housing budget

Jul 23, 2013

White House threatens to veto House transportation, housing budget

The White House threatened on Monday to veto the House’s proposed spending bill for the Departments of Transportation (DOT) and Housing and Urban Development (HUD), according to a report from our sister site, Better Roads. The bill calls for $44.1 billion ...

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Freight shipments rise 1.2% in May

Jul 12, 2013

Freight shipments rise 1.2% in May

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

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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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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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LaHood leaving post as Secretary of Transportation

Jan 29, 2013

U.S. Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood has told President Obama that he will not serve a second term in his position. This announcement comes exactly one week after saying he would stay. LaHood was the only Republican left in the ...

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Administration developing fuel efficiency, greenhouse gas pollution standards for heavy-duty vehicles

Aug 25, 2011

President Obama met with industry officials on Aug. 9 to discuss first of their kind fuel efficiency and greenhouse gas pollution standards for work trucks, buses, and other heavy-duty vehicles and to thank them for their leadership in finalizing a ...

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