Department of Transportation

June 19, 2016, 1pm PDT
Oakland's new DOT will take a "complete streets" approach to transportation planning.
Piedmont Patch
May 1, 2014, 6am PDT
Although its unclear just how much influence the Department of Transportation's surface transportation authorization bill, called GROW AMERICA, will have (if any at all), the bill makes apparent a sea change with regard to tolling of the interstates.
Washington Post
April 30, 2014, 5am PDT
Calling the new transportation budget the GROW AMERICA Act, the Obama Administration's proposed transportation budget arrives as time is running out on MAP-21 and the Highway Trust Fund.
Streetsblog USA
November 1, 2013, 9am PDT
Jaime De La Vega, the General Manager of L.A.'s Department of Transportation announced his resignation yesterday effective Dec. 1st. During his two years on the job, the department shifted away from an auto-centric focus to embrace alternative modes.
Los Angeles Times
October 16, 2013, 9am PDT
To finance and construct a new $2.2 billion light rail line in the D.C. suburbs, Maryland will seek to enter into a unique private sector partnership. The ambitious strategy is drawing concern from lawmakers.
The Washington Post
July 17, 2013, 6am PDT
With $4.4 billion in additional revenue expected to be generated from a new gasoline tax over the next six years, Maryland's new transportation secretary will have a historic role in shaping the state's transportation and land use patterns.
The Washington Post
February 9, 2013, 7am PST
Deborah Hersman, chair of the National Transportation Safety Board, an independent federal agency that investigates crashes in all modes of transportation, particularly aviation, is leading the list of replacements for Transpo Secretary LaHood.
The Wall Street Journal - U.S. News
September 20, 2012, 6am PDT
A new report produced by Smart Growth America and the State Smart Transportation Initiative offers recommendations for how state DOTs can innovate to support economic growth and better link land use and transportation decision-making.
Mobilizing the Region
December 21, 2011, 6am PST
After the Big Dig, the most expensive highway projects are subject to more rules, but use of funds is largely up to the states, who may come back for more money pending planning and design issues that arise.
USA Today
July 5, 2011, 8am PDT
The DOT awarded a billion and a half in grants to transit projects on the Fourth of July. Eric Jaffe has the lowdown on projects from Connecticut to Colorado.
The Infrastructurist
July 22, 2010, 12pm PDT
The federal government is paying more attention to the land use impacts of the transportation projects it's funding. <em>Next American City</em>'s Yonah Freemark worries they may be paying too much attention.
Next American City
June 30, 2010, 9am PDT
This infographic from <em>GOOD</em> shows how walking and cycling have grown in America -- and how federal funding for bike and pedestrian projects have steadily increased.
Good
April 28, 2010, 5am PDT
The future of American transportation could be a bit more multi-modal, if Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood gets his way. <em>NPR</em> takes a look at LaHood's plans to get bikes back onto the nation's transportation menu.
NPR
March 2, 2010, 1pm PST
NY's Dept. of Transportation has released pictures of a planned separated bus route on 34th St., which would be a first for the city.
Streetsblog
Feature
June 22, 2009, 5am PDT
Robert Puentes
June 14, 2009, 9am PDT
Figures from the U.S. Department of Transportation show that the number of nationwide air passengers has declined from the previous year.
SF.STREETSBLOG.org
May 6, 2009, 10am PDT
The New York Times asks the question Planetizen readers have been asking for months: Who is this Ray LaHood, and how did he become the choice for Secretary of Transportation?
The New York Times
April 21, 2009, 5am PDT
The silos are breaking down in the federal government as the Department of Housing and Urban Development and the Department of Transportation are embarking on a shared plan to increase interdepartmental collaboration.
Citiwire
March 3, 2009, 2pm PST
The President and V.P. addressed the Department of Transportation today, stating that the new investment in infrastructure "will create or save 150,000 jobs by the end of next year, most of them in the private sector."
WhiteHouse.gov
January 17, 2009, 9am PST
Barack Obama has announced the three members of the "urban issues" arm of his incoming cabinet. <em>Grist</em>'s Ryan Avent takes a look at Shaun Donovan, Ray LaHood and Adolfo Carrion and what they may mean for urban policy.
Grist