The USDOT's "Conditions & Performance Report" predicts that VMT will grow between 1.36% and 1.85%, although current demographic and economic trends have resulted in flat or negative growth in recent years. Why won't they learn?
Mar 11, 2014 State Smart Transportation Initiative
A new report by the U.S. Department of Transportation's lead watchdog outlines the top challenges the department faces in the coming year. Expanding oversight and improving air, rail and road safety top the list.
Dec 19, 2013 Governing
Bipartisan groups of legislators introduced identical bills in the U.S. House and Senate last week that would compel the USDOT and states to measure and improve the safety of non-motorized transportation users.
Nov 20, 2013 Celebrate Sitka Cycling
Moving Ahead for Progress
in the 21st Century (MAP-21), the new U.S. federal transportation law, has
the following main goals:
Oct 21, 2012 By
As the new federal transportation bill, known as MAP-21, moves to the implementation stage, major finding decisions will ride on the nuances by which the U.S. DOT defines and measures "congestion," "roadway performance," and "cost effectiveness".
Aug 16, 2012 Streetsblog Capitol Hill
As Congress presses to eliminate funding for many of the federal government's sustainable planning initiatives, increased collaboration among agencies around smart growth policies may be irreversible.
Jul 22, 2012 Streetsblog
Often downplayed of their role in both planning efforts and in the economy, tribal governments are working collaboratively with other local governments in Oklahoma to help build and maintain roads.
Jun 29, 2012 Tulsa World
On Friday, the US DOT awarded TIGER 2012 funds to 47 projects totaling $500 million -- far less than the $10.2 billion that was asked for from an astounding 703 applications from all 50 states.
Jun 28, 2012 Transportation Nation
After nine years of public outreach and study, transit was abruptly and secretively dropped from plans for the new Tappan Zee Bridge. Now, neither New York Governor Andrew Cuomo nor the US Department of Transportation will say why.
Oct 25, 2011 Streetsblog
Changes in USDOT and FTA policies help fund streetcar lines, making them more attractive to cities across the US.
Apr 9, 2010 New Urban News