Topic : U.S. DOT

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LaHood orders motorcoach safety review

Motorcoach| May 1, 2009
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.

President Obama nominates Rogoff to lead FTA

Bus| April 8, 2009
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.
Bus| February 24, 2009

Rep. Shuster introduces bus, coach passenger safety legislation

New safety standards would be based on sound scientific research and crash test data and may include requirements for seat belts, improved window glazing, stronger roof construction, better fire suppression and protection, and improved emergency exits.
Bus| February 23, 2009

U.S. DOT solicits R&D help

Small businesses are invited to submit innovative research proposals that address high priority national transportation goals during the solicitation period, which runs from Feb. 13 through April 15.

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