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DOT sets dates for Distracted Driving Summit

Bus| August 19, 2009
Speakers from around the nation will lead interactive sessions on a number of key topics, including the extent and impact of distracted driving, current research, regulations and best practices.

METRO Briefs

Accessibility| August 5, 2009
S.F. Muni operations chief resigns. U.S. DOT taps PSU professor. NYC Transit seeking announcers.
Motorcoach| May 1, 2009

LaHood orders motorcoach safety review

United States Department of Transportation agencies participating in the creation of the Action Plan include the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, the Federal Highway Administration, and the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration.
Bus| April 8, 2009

President Obama nominates Rogoff to lead FTA

Rogoff is a recipient of the U.S. Coast Guard Distinguished Public Service Award and the Lester P. Lamm Memorial Award for outstanding leadership and dedication to U.S. highway transportation programs.
Management & Operations| March 19, 2009

DOT: U.S. driving decline continues

The dip now exceeds 122 billion VMT, compared to the same 14-month period — December 2006 to January 2008 — a year earlier.
Rail| March 10, 2009

LaHood signs $900M agreement to fund D.C. Metrorail project

The 11.7-mile heavy rail line will be an extension to the existing Metrorail system and is projected to serve 85,700 daily riders by 2030, including an estimated 10,000 new daily transit riders.
Accessibility| March 9, 2009

APTA: 10.7B transit trips taken in 2008

Public transportation use is up 38 percent since 1995, a figure that is almost triple the growth rate of the population (14 percent) and up substantially over the growth rate for the vehicle miles traveled (VMT) on U.S. highways (21 percent) for that same period.
Accessibility| March 3, 2009

President marks historic transportation investment

The release of the funds came eight days earlier than required by law and took place before more than 500 headquarter employees at the U.S. Department of Transportation.
Accessibility| February 26, 2009

U.S. DOT unveils 2010 budget framework

Administration proposed five-year $5 billion high-speed rail state grant program. This funding will build on the $8 billion down payment in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.
Bus| February 25, 2009

U.S. Departments publish joint radio/navigation plan

Plan describes federal policy for operating and regulating common-use radio navigation systems with the goal of improving both national security and the safety and efficiency of the nation's transportation system.

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