Department of Transportation

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.
Nov 1, 2013   Los Angeles Times
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.
Oct 16, 2013   The Washington Post
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.
Jul 17, 2013   The Washington Post
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.
Feb 9, 2013   The Wall Street Journal - U.S. News
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.
Sep 20, 2012   Mobilizing the Region
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.
Dec 21, 2011   USA Today
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.
Jul 5, 2011   The Infrastructurist
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.
Jul 22, 2010   Next American City
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.
Jun 30, 2010   Good
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.
Apr 28, 2010   NPR
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.
Mar 2, 2010   Streetsblog