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U.S. Department of Transportation

October 12, 2020, 5am PDT
The U.S. Department of Transportation recently announced $1 billion in BUILD transportation grants, once again showing a preference for car-centric, rural projects in selecting the winners of this competitive grant process.
Transport Topics
July 15, 2020, 6am PDT
Bad news for one of the most innovative transportation planning schemes in the country, with long-term impacts on planning and construction in New York City.
New York Daily News
May 6, 2020, 5am PDT
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's Fatality Analysis Reporting System released its preliminary estimates this week.
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
February 24, 2020, 6am PST
While New York City's congestion pricing scheme waits for needed federal approval, political support seems to waver.
Politico
January 13, 2020, 7am PST
The U.S. Department of Transportation, under fire for not doing enough to prevent an Uber self-driving car from killing a pedestrian in Tempe in 2018, has released the latest iteration of guidelines for autonomous vehicle technology.
Smart Cities Dive
November 27, 2019, 11am PST
MSNBC asks if the Trump administration has accomplished with its Department of Transportation, and whether Americans are better off because of those efforts.
MSNBC
November 13, 2019, 5am PST
The U.S. Department of Transportation this week announced $900 million in BUILD grant funding for transportation projects around the country, supporting a similar focus on rural and highway projects as in previous rounds of spending.
Engineering News-Record
October 22, 2019, 10am PDT
After several years of increasing traffic fatalities, the total numbers of people killed by cars every year in the United States is finally declining. The same can't be said for pedestrians and people on bikes.
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
September 21, 2019, 9am PDT
With the formal announcement by the EPA and the U.S. DOT on Thursday that the "One National Standard" rule has been issued, California's zero-emission standard, which applies to ten other states, is essentially on hold.
InsideClimate News
August 30, 2019, 6am PDT
The U.S. Department of Transportation this week announced the recipients of $225 million in project funding under the Competitive Highway Bridge Program. The program is reserved for projects located in mostly rural states.
U.S. Department Of Transportation
August 25, 2019, 5am PDT
The U.S. Department of Transportation is following through President Trump's promises to ease the federal government's permitting and approvals processes for infrastructure projects.
Politico
August 15, 2019, 6am PDT
A thorough and damning indictment of 20th century land use and infrastructure planning, and its contemporary legacy of segregation and congestion.
The New York Times Magazine
July 30, 2019, 1pm PDT
A federal grant puts Atlanta among the vanguard of cities introducing electric bus technology to the streets.
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
June 11, 2019, 7am PDT
The results of two recent investigations allege questionable ethical practices by U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao, connected to the secretary's family shipping business and marriage to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.
The New York Times
June 10, 2019, 5am PDT
The University of South Florida and Washington State University were chosen as the locations for new University Transportation Centers (UTCs) over 51 competitors. There are now UTCs at 37 universities.
Smart Cities Dive
May 29, 2019, 8am PDT
According to this blog post, federal transportation policies are misdirected, inconsistent, and destructive. A comprehensive overhaul of federal transportation policy is necessary.
Transportation for America
April 30, 2019, 5am PDT
Transportation for America is crunching the numbers on how the Trump administration has shifted transportation funding programs since it took over the TIGER grant program and made it into the BUILD grant program.
Transportation for America
April 23, 2019, 5am PDT
The U.S. Department of Transportation has favored grant funding for rural communities under the Trump administration.
U.S. Department Of Transportation
April 15, 2019, 10am PDT
The Federal Transit Administration announced a new round of funding for the Capital Investment Grants program last week.
Federal Transit Administration
March 19, 2019, 12pm PDT
The Federal Transit Administration is still holding much of the funding promised by Congress since 2017. It's unlikely that anyone likely to vote for Trump again in 2020 is losing any sleep over money not spent on public transit infrastructure.
Streetsblog USA