U.S. Department Of Transportation

January 12, 2017, 10am PST
The U.S. Department of Transportation a new Federal Committee on Automation, gathering 25 experts in the field of vehicle technology to help keep the government in front of a rapidly approaching era.
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December 18, 2016, 7am PST
The U.S. Department of Transportation wants light-duty vehicles to communicate with each other via advanced technology, known as connected vehicle technology, to prevent crashes. The vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) rule would be phased in over five years.
U.S. Department Of Transportation
December 12, 2016, 6am PST
New data released by the Federal Highway Administration shows that vehicle mile traveled increased three percent for the first nine months of 2016 compared to the same period last year. Driving has increased continuously since April 2014.
U.S. Department Of Transportation
November 1, 2016, 6am PDT
Gasoline consumption continued to increase for the first six months of the year, as it has for the last years, reports the Federal Highway Administration. What's different this year is that it was by the largest amount, ever.
U.S. Department Of Transportation
October 6, 2016, 1pm PDT
"With this campaign, we’re making clear that zero is the only acceptable number of deaths on our roads."
U.S. Department Of Transportation
September 1, 2016, 2pm PDT
The U.S. Department of Transit has released its first ever National Transit Map.
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August 24, 2016, 9am PDT
New driving totals are out for June and and the first six months of 2016, and the news is not good for those who want to see a reduction in what is now the greatest source of the nation's greenhouse gas emissions.
U.S. Department Of Transportation
March 5, 2016, 11am PST
A big data dump from the federal government earlier this week predicts drastic increases in the amount of freight that will be moving around the country in the next few decades.
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December 28, 2015, 6am PST
A car-dependent city is undertaking one of the most ambitious build-outs of bus rapid transit found anywhere in the United States.
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November 2, 2015, 11am PST
The seventh round of TIGER funding was announced last week. Louisville provides a case study of how cities engage with the competitive grant process.
U.S. Department Of Transportation
September 17, 2015, 9am PDT
$19.5 million was awarded to 21 planning projects that will leverage transit investment for land use benefit.
U.S. Department Of Transportation
August 22, 2015, 7am PDT
Planning for new pedestrian and bike projects in your community? The federal government recently released a report providing guidance on the Safer People, Safer Streets Initiative.
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September 1, 2014, 11am PDT
The FHWA reports that Americans have returned to the road en masse this summer—beware obvious political motivations and a failure to compare VMT trends to population growth.
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July 1, 2011, 6am PDT
In a DOT press release this week, Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood makes a $1.58 billion commitment to fund the New Starts program.
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May 9, 2011, 2pm PDT
U.S. DOT Secretary Ray LaHood announced this morning which high-speed rail projects would get funded out of the nearly 100 applications they received. The Northeast Corridor was again the big winner.
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August 17, 2006, 6am PDT
A reports suggests that U.S. has reached a point whereby mobility trends, socio-demographic conditions and travel behavior will result in changes to annual "vehicle miles of travel" (VMT) growth.
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February 10, 2005, 9am PST
The urban Interstates are sometimes blamed for the same problems they were designed to solve. A new article focuses on how the urban Interstates were selected.
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February 4, 2004, 4am PST
Secretary Mineta announces the Transportation Services Index (TSI)--an indicator of transportation's impact on the American economy.
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January 12, 2004, 5am PST
The term "Induced Travel" is highly controversial but typically misunderstood by both highway advocates and opponents.
U.S. Department Of Transportation
September 24, 2003, 5am PDT
The average daily one-way commute to work in the United States takes slightly more than 26 minutes.
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