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Denver's Union Station awarded fed funds

Rail| February 8, 2010
Transportation elements include an underground bus terminal with 22 bays, a light rail station for current and future light rail routes, a commuter rail station that will serve Amtrak and possibly a ski train, and public plazas to integrate transit service.

$79B U.S. DOT budget promotes safety, livable communities

Bus| February 1, 2010
The budget includes an additional $1 billion for high-speed rail, coming on the heels of President Obama and Vice President Biden's January 28 announcement of $8 billion in Recovery Act funds for states across the country to develop America's first nationwide program of high-speed intercity passenger rail service.
Bus| January 8, 2010

DOT research arm releases ITS strategic plan

Core of plan is a program called IntelliDriveSM, a multimodal initiative to support safety, mobility and environmental enhancements by providing safe, interoperable wireless connectivity between vehicles (autos, buses, trucks, rail, and other fleets), infrastructure and passengers' devices.
Bus| December 14, 2009

Texas, FTA break ground on intermodal terminal

Will serve as the administrative and operating facilities of the Brownsville transit system and national and international private transportation providers. It will also serve as a transfer point for rural and intercity operators and taxi cabs.
Rail| November 19, 2009

NJ Transit joins 'Close Call Project'

In this program, employees can report "close call" incidents without fear of sanction or penalty from the railroad or the federal government.
Bus| November 17, 2009

DOT Safety Council to address pedestrian safety

More than 76,000 preventable pedestrian deaths occurred over the last 15 years in America — roughly equivalent to a jumbo jet crashing every month.
Motorcoach| November 16, 2009

DOT rulemaking to require seat belts on motorcoaches

Discusses additional measures such as the establishment of performance requirements for enhanced roof strength, fire safety and emergency egress. Calls for safety improvements using technologies such as electronic stability control to prevent rollovers.
Bus| November 5, 2009

U.S. DOT, FCC join to combat distracted driving

Officials from the U.S. DOT and FCC will establish a working group to evaluate technology-based solutions to the problem of distracted driving and will coordinate consumer outreach and education.
Bus| November 2, 2009

S.F. Muni's Dougherty wins safety award

The National Safety Council helps prevent injuries and deaths at work, in homes and communities, and on the roads, through leadership, research, education and advocacy.
Accessibility| October 27, 2009

U.S. DOT using geographic map to report ARRA spending

The online map provides information about dollars obligated and projects pending in states and territories at the county and congressional district levels.

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