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Posted by Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration

Since 2008, the National Pipeline Mapping System’s Public Viewer – a web-based geographic information system (GIS) – has enabled the public to view layered maps of hazardous liquid and gas transmission pipelines in a given area.

With PHMSA’s new...

Continue Reading Want to Know if There are Energy Pipelines Near You? There’s an App for that!

Posted by FAA Administrator Michael Huerta

American air travelers want – and deserve – the best airport facilities in the world. For decades, federal support has been a key factor in improving the safety and efficiency of our nation’s airports and making sure they remain a vital contributor to the nation’s transportation system.

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is now continuing that critical financial contribution with grants to 584 airports totaling $527.8 million. The FAA’s airport grant...

Continue Reading FAA’s Airport Grant Program Ensures Safe and Efficient Airports Across the Country

Posted by US Department of Transportation

Autonomous vehicle technologies have captured America’s imagination. The reason is simple: their potential to reduce and even eliminate the devastating loss of life to road deaths worldwide.

According to World Health Organization, motor vehicle-related crashes killed 1.3 million people in 2015. In the United States alone, we lost 35,092 people to road deaths in 2015—a spike of more than 7 percent above the previous year.

Autonomous Vehicles on road

With 94 percent of...

Continue Reading Autonomous Vehicles Driving Us Toward a Zero Death Future

Posted by the Secretary of Transportation

A Special Message From Secretary Elaine L. Chao

On this Memorial Day, we pay tribute to our veterans and to all those who have made the ultimate sacrifice to keep our country free.

This Saturday, I was honored to participate in a wreath laying at the Lt.  B. R. Kimlau American Legion Post 1291 in New York.  The outpouring of love, pride and remembrance from the veterans and their families made the occasion so touching and special. 

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Continue Reading Keep America's Fallen Veterans in Your Thoughts

Posted by Joel Szabat, Executive Director Maritime Administration

When it comes to the American infrastructure, the nation’s small shipyards are leading the way and currently producing some of the most modern and innovative vessels in the world. Many of these shipyards are family owned, with long histories that date back to a time when shipping products actually meant using “ships.” These companies provide quality jobs and support economic growth in cities both large and small, and have been a steadfast foundation in our communities since the founding of the nation.

Many of them will soon benefit from $9.8 million in funding now available through...

Continue Reading Small Shipyard Grants Are Seed Monies for Future Maritime Growth

Posted by National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

It’s that time of year—time to hit the roads with friends and family and head out for that long-awaited summer vacation. Before you hop in the car for the long trek, take the time to review our summer travel safety tips. With a little prevention and planning up front, you’ll stay safer and likely save yourself the cost of an unexpected repair. 

Before You Leave

If your car is due for a tune-up, oil change, battery check, or tire rotation, now is the time. Don’t wait until it’s too late—you could find yourself stuck on the side of the road. Also, make...

Continue Reading Drive Safe On the Roads this Summer

Posted by U.S. Department of Transportation

Yesterday, U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao hosted a celebration at DOT headquarters in recognition of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month.  The event aimed to make Asian Pacific Americans, as well as people from all backgrounds and cultures, more aware of the many opportunities for advancement in public service. 

As part of the event, the Department held two professional development workshops titled “Getting to the Senior Executive Service (SES),”and “Speed Mentoring.”  The workshops offered opportunities for federal employees to develop...

Continue Reading U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao Hosts Celebration in Recognition of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

Posted by Daphne Jefferson, Deputy Administrator, FMCSA

If you are one of the more than 800,000 Americans estimated to hire a professional moving company this year, it is important that you understand the process, and know how to spot the “red flags” of moving fraud.

Many of the more than 3,600 complaints our agency received last year contain instances where an unscrupulous company takes advantage of many consumers who do not understand the difference between a broker and a mover.

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Continue Reading Moving Company Vs. Moving Broker: What You Need to Know Before You Hire

Posted by America Walks

It’s the most basic form of transportation, the one available to most of us regardless of age, the size of our bank accounts, or access to other options. It’s non-polluting, builds community cohesion and can dampen crime. And it’s something almost all of us could use far more of. In fact, it is tough to find a social, economic, or ecological problem it couldn’t help to address. Yet for too many Americans, walking remains far more perilous than it should be.

For the second year in a row, traffic deaths across the U.S. have spiked amid low gas prices, a recovering economy, lax laws...

Continue Reading Making Our Streets and Communities Safer and More Healthy