Topic : U.S. DOT

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

Management & Operations| September 8, 2016

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.

Bureau of Transportation Statistics releases first ever national transit map data

Management & Operations| September 6, 2016

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.

Rail| July 28, 2016

U.S. DOT makes $199M available for PTC implementation

The grants, which will be selected by the FRA and awarded and administered by the FTA, will help commuter railroads implement PTC, which prevents accidents and saves lives.

Security and Safety | July 21, 2016

Secretary Foxx urges more rigorous review of autonomous vehicle tech

His remarks at a self-driving convention comes a few weeks after government regulators revealed a 40-year-old man died in May after his Tesla car crashed into a truck while using a semi-autonomous feature called "Autopilot."

Rail| July 6, 2016

$759M FASTLANE grant list unveiled

As outlined by the FAST Act, U.S. DOT is required to notify the authorizing committees of jurisdiction of projects being awarded under the program. The list must remain with the committees for a 60-day review period before the agency can issue awards.

Management & Operations| June 23, 2016

Columbus, Ohio wins Smart City Challenge

The U.S. DOT also announced that it will collaborate with government and private sector partners to help all seven finalist cities in the Smart City Challenge move forward with ideas that each city developed over the past six months.

Sustainability| June 7, 2016

U.S., China kickoff 'Race to Zero Emissions Challenge'

The initiative is a collaborative and friendly competition that encourages cities and metropolitan transit districts in the U.S. and China to deploy innovative and advanced non-polluting Zero Emission Buses in their transit systems.

Rail| May 10, 2016

Kansas City, FTA celebrate streetcar launch

The line, credited by local officials with spurring billions of dollars in investment as it was being planned and constructed, is expected to serve tens of thousands of residents as well as visitors to the growing Midwestern city.

Rail| April 28, 2016

FRA makes $25M available for rail infrastructure safety upgrades

Applicants can request funds for safety improvements to railroad infrastructure, including railroad crossings, track, tunnels, bridges, yards and other areas.

Sustainability| April 22, 2016

Delaware Express attends U.S. DOT’s Earth Day Fair in MCI J4500

With nearly zero emissions and generous hip-to-leg room for 56 passengers, Delaware Express removes more than 50 cars from the road.

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