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$2.3M in grants awarded to train veterans for bus driving positions

Motorcoach| October 9, 2015

The funding is provided through FMCSA’s Commercial Motor Vehicle - Operator Safety Training grant program.

Former T&I Chairman and champion of ‘intermodality’ Oberstar dies

Government Issues| May 29, 2014
James Oberstar, former chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee (T&I) and long-time transportation advocate, died in May at age 79.
Accessibility| June 29, 2012

Congress approves 2-year transportation bill

Under the agreement, federal transportation funding will continue at roughly $54 billion a year, with public transportation funds set at $8.36 billion in FY2012, $8.47 billion in FY 2013 and $8.595 billion in FY 2014.
Accessibility| March 30, 2012

UPDATED: Congress passes 90-day extension of transportation bill

The bill, which would extend SAFETEA-LU and the collection of motor fuels taxes that are deposited in the Highway Trust Fund through June 30, 2012, is expected to be signed by President Barack Obama.
December 28, 2011

OCTA CEO: Looking ahead to the New Year

The agency is gearing up for a busy year, pushing to deliver projects, create and sustain jobs and advocate for legislation that will provide sustainable transportation funding.
Motorcoach| June 17, 2011

CVSA to Congress: Lift ban on enroute roadside bus inspections

VP David Palmer testified that this SAFETEA-LU enacted restriction removed a critical tool designed to immediately identify driver and mechanical safety issues.
Accessibility| September 22, 2010

APTA, citizens, transit leaders call on Congress to invest in PT

On the heels of the one-year anniversary of the expiration of the previous multi-year surface transportation bill, APTA officials, along with public transportation riders from around the country, shared stories of how public transportation has benefited their lives at an event in Washington, D.C., blocks away from the Capitol building.
Bus| July 29, 2010

FMCSA awards $1M for driver safety training

Program aims to make roadways safer by increasing the number of CDL holders with enhanced safety training and to assist economically distressed regions of the U.S. by providing training opportunities for qualified individuals to become commercial motor vehicle operators.
Accessibility| July 1, 2010

Study: Nearly $120M in transit earmarks unspent

More than 150 earmarks in 2006 and 2007, allocated under SAFETEA-LU, would have funded public transit projects in several communities across the U.S. had they been spent by Sept. 30, 2009.
Accessibility| March 30, 2010

LaHood taps new transportation council members

Will advise the Department’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics, a part of the Research and Innovative Technology Administration, on statistical matters.

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