Topic : U.S. DOT

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FMCSA orders S.C. church to immediately cease passenger operations

Motorcoach| November 15, 2016

In September, a motorcoach commercially operated by Sandy River Baptist Church was transporting a junior college football team when a front wheel failed, causing the vehicle to swerve and strike a median guardrail and a concrete bridge support, killing four.

Report questions federal oversight of WMATA

Management & Operations| November 7, 2016

The latest inspector general report found that even though the FTA has established safety performance criteria and set safety standards for WMATA, they are limited and unenforceable, which is hindering the agency’s ability to maximize its safety oversight.

Government Issues| November 2, 2016

Feds makes up to $850M available in FASTLANE infrastructure grants

The program was established in the FAST Act to fund critical freight and highway projects across the country.

Government Issues| November 1, 2016

Las Vegas RTC completes Flamingo corridor improvements

The corridor is a major east-west arterial street that connects extensive existing and planned commercial and residential development directly to the heart of the Resort Corridor and the University of Nevada, Las Vegas campus.

Government Issues| October 19, 2016

U.S. DOT forming automation in transportation advisory committee

Seeking 15 individuals with cross-modal perspectives on issues like ITS, robotics, enhanced freight movement, air traffic control next generation technology, and advanced transportation technology deployment.

Government Issues| October 13, 2016

U.S. DOT awards $65M in advanced technologies in transportation grants

Grants are being awarded through two U.S. Department of Transportation initiatives: the Advanced Transportation and Congestion Management Technologies Deployment program and the Mobility on Demand Sandbox program.

Management & Operations| October 3, 2016

FTA issues guidance on implementing equal employment opportunity requirements

In the agency’s first revision of EEO guidance since 1988, the revised circular highlights changes in U.S. laws and U.S. Department of Transportation regulations, such as incorporating protections for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals.

Government Issues| September 22, 2016

U.S. DOT issues policy for testing, deployment of automated vehicles

Vehicle performance guidance uses a 15-point Safety Assessment to set clear expectations for manufacturers developing and deploying automated vehicle technologies.

Management & Operations| September 8, 2016

Public transit users reduce crash risk by more than 90%, APTA study says

In the study, “The Hidden Traffic Safety Solution: Public Transportation,” authors reveal that transit-oriented communities are five times safer because they have about one-fifth the per capita traffic casualty rate (fatalities and injuries) as automobile-oriented communities.

Management & Operations| September 6, 2016

Bureau of Transportation Statistics releases first ever national transit map data

The national, openly available map of fixed-guideway and fixed-route transit service in America will allow the U.S. DOT to demonstrate the importance and role of transit in American society and to identify and address gaps in access to public transportation.

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