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President Obama Nominates Anthony Foxx as Secretary of Transportation

President Obama Nominates Anthony Foxx as Secretary of Transportation

President Obama announces Mayor Anthony Foxx, of Charlotte, N.C., as his nominee to be the next Secretary of Transportation. April 29, 2013.

RITA launches U.S. DOT research website

The U.S. Department of Transportation's (U.S. DOT) Research and Innovative Technology Administration (RITA) recently launched the U.S. DOT Research Hub website, a searchable database of the latest agency-sponsored research, development, and technology projects

33 University Transportation Centers receive $62M

The U.S. Department of Transportation released about $62.6 million in grants to 33 University Transportation Centers (UTCs

U.S. DOT awards $5M to Minn. for high-speed rail

The U.S. Department of Transportation (U.S. DOT) awarded a $5 million grant to the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MNDOT) to complete preliminary engineering and environmental reviews for the Northern Lights high-speed rail project between Minneapolis and Duluth.  The 155-mile project will have station stops in Coon Rapids, Isanti, Cambridge, Hinckley, Boylston

TIGER grant requests exceed $10 billion

Applications to the U.S. Department of Transportation (U.S. DOT) for TIGER (Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery) 2012 grants totaled $10.2 billion, far exceeding the $500 million set aside for the program. The U.S. DOT received 703 applications from all 50 states, U.S. territories and the District of Columbia. In November, the President signed the FY 2012

House passes bill to pay furloughed DOT workers

WASHINGTON, D.C. — On Thursday, the House passed legislation that would compensate 1,922 U.S. Department of Transportation workers, who were furloughed in early March when Sen. Jim Bunning (R-Ky) temporarily blocked funding for federal highway and transportation projects, according to a Washington Post report. Sen. Bunning said he blocked the transportation funding because

U.S. DOT ranked 8th best place to work

The U.S. Department of Transportation (U.S. DOT) was ranked as the eighth best place to work among large federal agencies in rankings released on Wednesday by the Partnership for Public Service.  This ranking is up from ninth place in 2012 and marks a continued turnaround for the department that in 2009 ranked last in the survey among large federal agencies.The U.S

More fraudulent U.S. DOT letters ask for bank info

Another round of fraudulent U.S. Department of Transportation (U.S. DOT) letters, dated Sept. 24, are being distributed, largely by fax, to motor carrier officials. The letters appear to be from the U.S. DOT Procurement Office and are signed by a fictitious

President marks historic transportation investment

more than 500 headquarter employees at the U.S. Department of Transportation (U.S. DOT). “President Obama is keeping his promise to the American people and he is doing it ahead of schedule,” said Secretary LaHood. “This is a long-overdue investment in our transportation infrastructure and in jobs for Americans.” State highway departments have

U.S. DOT solicits R&D help

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (U.S. DOT) Research and Innovative Technology Administration (RITA) announced the first of two Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program solicitations for 2009 to address transportation challenges.  Through this competitive program, the U.S. DOT encourages small, high-tech and innovative U.S

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