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December 15, 2010

Leaders call for renewed fed infrastructure investment

An estimated $2.2 trillion investment is needed over the next five years just to get America's entire current infrastructure into "good condition" — an increase of 38 percent from five years ago.


December 15, 2010

U.S. DOT launches Buy American webpage

While there are similarities, the U.S. DOT's operating administrations have different Buy America statutory provisions. The new website will provide access to each agency's Buy America provisions, requirements and waiver processes on one website.


August 19, 2009

DOT sets dates for Distracted Driving Summit

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.


June 17, 2009

Sec. LaHood announces HSR funding guidelines

The program will offer grants for both planning and construction and includes an $8 billion competitive grant program and a continuing $1 billion annual investment proposed in the President’s budget.


June 4, 2009

Biden, LaHood meet with governors on HSR

Session was an opportunity for state leaders to share their ideas with the Obama administration about the future of high-speed trains in America.


May 8, 2009

Obama’s budget tabs $1.83B for transit construction

Spending plan announces recommendations by the FTA to invest $604.3 million in 10 new or expanding transit projects: five under the New Starts Program and five under the Small Starts Program.


May 1, 2009

Ore. awarded $75M to fund streetcar expansion

A portion of the total project cost is being funded by FTA’s Small Starts program. Upon completion, the extension will include 18 new stations, seven new vehicles and capital improvements to accommodate streetcar operations.


April 16, 2009

Obama releases high-speed rail plan

The plan identifies two types of projects for funding. One would create new corridors for world-class high-speed rail like the kind found in Europe and Japan. Another would involve making train service along existing rail lines incrementally faster.


March 25, 2009

DOT, HUD team to promote sustainable communities

Agencies jointly funded a study by Reconnecting America's Center for Transit-Oriented Development (CTOD) in 2007 that showed that cost of living was dependent on the costs of housing and transportation combined.


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