As Hurricane Irma was bearing down on Florida with high winds, heavy rains and an unusually wide path of likely destruction, Florida Department of Transportation Secretary Mike Dew reached out Sept. 9 to a network of other state DOT chiefs to see what help they might be able to offer when his crews...
Numerous press reports said that President Trump's sudden round of bipartisan meetings and negotiations with members of Congress – including Democratic leaders in the House and Senate – have included infrastructure along with immigration, tax policy and trade.
The U.S. Department of Transportation and its National Highway Traffic Safety Administration issued new voluntary guidance about developing vehicles using automated driving systems, in what was widely reported to be a more industry-friendly version than guidance last year by the Obama...
President Trump nominated former Iowa DOT Director Paul Trombino to become the next chief of the Federal Highway Administration, drawing on Trombino's deep industry ties and experience with a broad range of transportation issues.
Industry and labor officials told the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee that fast-developing automated vehicle technologies in heavy trucks and buses can make highways much safer and freight shipping more efficient, but could create major safety gaps if not closely coordinated...
The Federal Aviation Administration said this month it has issued $469.2 million in airport improvement program grants to scores of airports around the country, the latest awards in a flurry of announcements starting in July.
The U.S. Department of Transportation's Maritime Administration said this month it awarded $9.8 million to 18 U.S. facilities through its Small Shipyard Grant Program, saying the investments "support industrial modernizations that will increase productivity" and allow recipients to better...
The U.S. Department of Transportation said it awarded six "application development research contracts" totaling $6.185 million under its Accessible Transportation Technologies Research Initiative (ATTRI) to improve mobility options for travelers, particularly those with disabilities.
The Federal Transit Administration is taking "expressions of interest" through Oct. 23 for a voluntary pilot program in which small nonprofit transit providers would cooperatively buy buses, vans or other types of rolling stock, as a way to try to reduce per-unit costs.
The Federal Highway Administration is providing the Florida Department of Transportation with $25 million in quick-release emergency relief funds, Gov. Rick Scott announced Sept. 13, to help the state pay for immediate road and bridge repairs, detours, debris removal and other initial costs stemming...
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation joined with state and local officials to celebrate completion in South Kingstown of its High Street and Kingstown Road Improvements project, which came in about two months ahead of schedule and $300,000 under budget.
The Connecticut Department of Transportation's Highway Safety Office said the state's rate of seat belt usage by motorists so far in 2017 has reached an all-time high of 90.3 percent, which is above the national average and the first time that the state's compliance rate has topped 90 percent.
Officials from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, plus from Community and Economic Development, Labor and Industry, and the State Police joined in that state's first automated vehicle summit.
Amtrak said its Northeast Regional passenger trains will begin to serve the city of Roanoke, Va., on Oct. 31, with tickets already available for purchase for travel to and from the city in the Roanoke Valley nestled in Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains.
Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development Secretary Shawn Wilson and Gov. John Bel Edwards joined in a Sept. 6 groundbreaking ceremony to finally launch a project in West Monroe that has been waiting more than 35 years.
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