U.S. Department of Transportation

August 5, 2018, 5am PDT
On Thursday, the U.S. DOT and U.S. EPA announced one of the Trump administration's most consequential rollbacks of environmental and efficiency regulations that will have a detrimental effect on climate change, air pollution, and oil consumption.
The Washington Post
July 31, 2018, 8am PDT
It's the U.S. EPA, under the new acting administrator, against two top officers in the Department of Transportation. Both agencies (along with California) determine fuel efficiency standards. Guess which wants to proceed cautiously in the rollback?
The New York Times
July 22, 2018, 11am PDT
Congress has continued to fund transit projects despite the Trump Administration's stated desire to end federal funding for federal transit. Now it appears the Trump Administration is killing transit with bureaucracy.
Streetsblog USA
June 15, 2018, 6am PDT
How much should the federal government involve local authorities in crafting autonomous vehicle regulations? Officials in New York say they aren't being included enough.
Route Fifty
June 12, 2018, 6am PDT
Promises (or fears) of the end of TIGER grant funding have proven unfounded thus far into the Trump Administration. Here's what's new with the U.S. Department of Transportation grant program formerly known as TIGER.
CitiesSpeak
June 8, 2018, 7am PDT
The U.S. Department of Transportation is investing in Colorado's highways.
The Denver Post
June 5, 2018, 6am PDT
The Federal Highway Administration recently announced the end of policy requiring state and regional departments of transportation to make goals to reduce emissions and track progress.
Streetsblog USA
April 6, 2018, 12pm PDT
The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) this week announced grant funding for the Buses and Bus Facilities Infrastructure Investment Program.
Smart Cities Dive
March 21, 2018, 1pm PDT
Congressional leaders agreed to include $540 million, not the original $900+million that could be used for the Hudson River tunnel project, in the $1.3 trillion omnibus spending bill. President Trump is opposed to any Gateway funding.
Politico New Jersey
March 19, 2018, 9am PDT
The QLine could ride its own dedicated lane and serve a real need for commuters. Instead, it's a slow circulator for a small part of downtown.
Streetsblog USA
March 15, 2018, 6am PDT
TIGER grants aren't what they used to be, just like pretty much everything else in the federal government under the Trump Administration.
Streetsblog USA
March 10, 2018, 7am PST
They say the pendulum swings, and the TIGER grant funding pendulum has swung away from public transit.
U.S. Department Of Transportation
March 7, 2018, 12pm PST
The Trump Administration signaled a desire to scrap a funding program that helped fund transit, pedestrian, and bike infrastructure. A new program likely focused on rural and toll roads could take its place.
Streetsblog USA
December 29, 2017, 12pm PST
When the Trump Administration scrapped the U.S. Department of Transportation's FASTLANE grant program, the state of Rhode Island decided to seek a public-private partnership for its I-95 bridge replacement project.
Providence Journal
December 26, 2017, 10am PST
A funding agreement between New York, New Jersey, and the U.S. DOT for one of the most important rail projects in the nation is in danger of collapsing because of the way the two states are financing their share of the $12.9 billion cost.
Crain's New York Business
November 22, 2017, 9am PST
The original plan earned the city a highly competitive $40 million grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation.
Smart Cities Dive
November 9, 2017, 6am PST
The Tax Cut and Jobs Act would have a deleterious effect on major infrastructure proposed by the private sector. The loss of Private Activity Bonds would hike borrowing rates for road, transit, stadium, and even affordable housing projects.
Greater Greater Washington
August 28, 2017, 7am PDT
The U.S. Department of Transportation quietly killed an Obama Administration program that would have been the only federal level local hiring initiative.
The New York Times
August 23, 2017, 5am PDT
The U.S. Department of Transportation and the state of Maryland are expected to sign a funding agreement next week for the Purple Line between Montgomery and Prince George's counties.
The Washington Post
August 7, 2017, 6am PDT
A Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) announced by the Federal Transit Administration is designed to further the Trump Administration's goals to empower the private sector to rebuild the nation's infrastructure.
Federal Transit Administration