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LaHood kicks off 2010 Distracted Driving Summit

Accessibility| September 21, 2010
In 2009, nearly 5,500 people died and half a million were injured in crashes involving a distracted driver. According to NHTSA research, distraction-related fatalities represented 16 percent of overall traffic fatalities in 2009.

U.S. DOT moves up ‘Best Places to Work for’ list

Bus| September 1, 2010
Department enjoyed one of the greatest ranking improvements in the Partnership for Public Service’s Best Places to Work in the Federal Government index among large agencies, with a 15.8 percent increase over 2009, placing 26 out of 32 in the 2010 survey.
Rail| August 31, 2010

U.S. DOT releases high-speed rail design standards

Creates a level playing field and economies of scale based on a common set of designs and technical requirements allowing U.S. based manufacturers to more effectively compete.
Accessibility| August 19, 2010

RITA awards $13.8M to 8 University Transportation Centers

Will conduct research that directly supports the U.S. Department of Transportation's priorities and are a critical part of the U.S. transportation strategy.
Rail| May 27, 2010

Feds deliver $80M in HSR grants to states

Funds will go toward high-speed rail service between Tampa and Orlando, Fla., San Francisco and Sacramento, Calif., Milwaukee and Madison, Wis., and rail service in New York and New Mexico.
Accessibility| May 13, 2010

Choctaw Nation awarded 1,000th ARRA transit grant

The Choctaw Nation will use the $480,374 grant for vehicle and technology upgrades. The non-reservation tribe provides transportation services for all the residents of a 10-and-a-half-county area of southeast Oklahoma, where many members of the tribe live.
Motorcoach| April 13, 2010

Sec. LaHood meets with Mexico’s Sec. of Transportation

The Secretaries committed to establishing processes to increase bilateral transportation cooperation, recognizing that these efforts stimulate economic growth and improve the quality of life for their citizens.
Motorcoach| March 5, 2010

DOT: Bus in Phoenix crash operating illegally

On Friday, a tour bus owned by Tierra Santa Inc. caused a collision that killed six people and injured several others. The company lost its ability to operate April 1, 2009, because it does not have insurance.
Motorcoach| December 17, 2009

FMCSA raises new bus co. requirements

Final rule raises the compliance standards for passing new entrant safety audits and requires that new carriers correct safety deficiencies before being granted permanent registration.
Accessibility| October 14, 2009

Intertek wins U.S DOT contract

Will conduct testing against the government standard of randomly selected automotive lighting products sold in the marketplace. The test reports will be submitted to the NHTSA for determination of compliance with FMVSS No. 108.

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