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U.S. Department of Transportation

February 2, 2021, 6am PST
Takeaways from last week's Senate confirmation hearing for the nominee to be secretary of the U.S. Department of Transportation, Pete Buttigieg.
Transportation for America
January 26, 2021, 12pm PST
President Joe Biden is calling on all Americans to wear masks for the next 100 days to mitigate the spread of the coronavirus, issuing two executive orders that require wearing masks on federal property and in domestic and international travel.
The Washington Post
January 12, 2021, 11am PST
On January 8, the U.S. Department of Transportation released "Ensuring American Leadership in Automated Vehicle Technologies: Automated Vehicles 4.0 (AV 4.0)." On January 11, it followed up with the Automated Vehicles Comprehensive Plan (AVCP).
U.S. Department Of Transportation
January 11, 2021, 7am PST
Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao became the first cabinet secretary to announce her resignation due to the storming of the Capitol by Trump supporters, but at least one high-profile member of congress has derided the announcement.
CBS News
January 8, 2021, 5am PST
The fallout from this week's attack on the U.S. Capitol Building includes numerous resignations of top Trump administration officials, including Elaine Chao, secretary of the U.S. Department of Transportation.
NPR
January 5, 2021, 8am PST
The new administration's policies are likely to promote clean energy and equity goals and focus resources on maintenance of existing infrastructure.
FreightWaves
January 3, 2021, 5am PST
The U.S. Department of Transportation nominee acknowledged the impact the interstate highway system has had on communities of color and vowed to mitigate the damage.
Streetsblog USA
December 20, 2020, 5am PST
The latest round of funding for the Federal Transit Administration's Capital Investment Grant funding program was announced this week.
Federal Transit Administration
December 16, 2020, 8am PST
President-elect Joe Biden is expected to nominate a former rival in the Democratic presidential primary and the former two-term mayor of South Bend, the fourth largest city in Indiana, to head the Transportation Department.
CNN
December 2, 2020, 5am PST
Record numbers of pedestrians have been killed by drivers in recent years. The federal government says a "team effort" will be necessary to stop the carnage.
Smart Cities Dive
Blog post
November 24, 2020, 8am PST
Transportation is the biggest contributor to greenhouse gas emissions in the U.S, making President-elect Biden’s choice for Transportation Secretary—and the department’s policies on emissions, electric vehicles, and autonomous vehicles—critical.
Robert Fischer
October 29, 2020, 12pm PDT
Three projects are underway to optimize the efficiency and cost of public transit systems, thanks to government funding from the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE).
Smart Cities Dive
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