DOT Memo on Enforcement Actions
WASHINGTON – U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx today announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) is taking a number of actions to enhance protections for air travelers and promote competition in the airline industry. The actions are a result of the Department’s continued commitment to ensuring that passengers are treated fairly by the airline industry, as well as an executive order issued by President Obama directing federal agencies to identify specific actions to relieve undue burdens on competition and better inform consumers.
National Registry Will Improve Safety for Travelers, Health of Commercial Drivers
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) is reminding interstate truck and bus drivers that beginning today, all new USDOT physicals must be performed by a qualified health professional listed on the National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners.
The Department has prepared its draft preliminary plan for its publicly posting its "Regulatory Enforcement and Compliance Data" in response to the President's memorandum of January 18, 2011.
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This order concerns violations by Austrian Airlines (Austrian) of the requirement of CFR Part 382 (Part 382), with respect to filing annual reports detailing disability-related complaints that the foreign air carrier received from passengers in calendar year 2004 and 2005.