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Choctaw Nation awarded 1,000th ARRA transit grant

Accessibility| May 13, 2010
The Choctaw Nation will use the $480,374 grant for vehicle and technology upgrades. The non-reservation tribe provides transportation services for all the residents of a 10-and-a-half-county area of southeast Oklahoma, where many members of the tribe live.

Sec. LaHood meets with Mexico’s Sec. of Transportation

Motorcoach| April 13, 2010
The Secretaries committed to establishing processes to increase bilateral transportation cooperation, recognizing that these efforts stimulate economic growth and improve the quality of life for their citizens.
Motorcoach| March 5, 2010

DOT: Bus in Phoenix crash operating illegally

On Friday, a tour bus owned by Tierra Santa Inc. caused a collision that killed six people and injured several others. The company lost its ability to operate April 1, 2009, because it does not have insurance.
Motorcoach| December 17, 2009

FMCSA raises new bus co. requirements

Final rule raises the compliance standards for passing new entrant safety audits and requires that new carriers correct safety deficiencies before being granted permanent registration.
Accessibility| October 14, 2009

Intertek wins U.S DOT contract

Will conduct testing against the government standard of randomly selected automotive lighting products sold in the marketplace. The test reports will be submitted to the NHTSA for determination of compliance with FMVSS No. 108.
Accessibility| October 1, 2009

U.S. DOT unveils actions to combat ‘distracted driving’

Immediate actions the U.S. DOT is taking to combat distracted driving include making permanent restrictions on the use of cell phones and other electronic devices in rail operations.
Accessibility| September 16, 2009

Sec. LaHood announces Distracted Driving Summit agenda

The two-day Summit will feature five panels – on data, research, technology, policy, and outreach – with a range of experts discussing each topic.
Bus| 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.
Accessibility| August 5, 2009

METRO Briefs

S.F. Muni operations chief resigns. U.S. DOT taps PSU professor. NYC Transit seeking announcers.
Motorcoach| May 1, 2009

LaHood orders motorcoach safety review

United States Department of Transportation agencies participating in the creation of the Action Plan include the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, the Federal Highway Administration, and the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration.

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