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U.S. Department of Transportation Announces More than $60 Million in Funding for Leading Transportation Research

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) today announced more than $60 million in funding for 32 University Transportation Centers (UTCs) around the country. UTCs are comprised of groups of universities seeking solutions to national, regional and local transportation issues. The 32 UTCs were previously selected for grants authorized under the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act.

Updated: Tuesday, February 5, 2019

U.S. DOT announces $7.7 million for first round of Regional University Transportation Center Grants

WASHINGTON: As part of the University Transportation Centers (UTC) program, the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) has selected the University of Maine, Rutgers University, and Pennsylvania State University for regional grants authorized under the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act for fiscal years 2016-2020.  All three UTCs will receive their first-year funding now:

Updated: Thursday, June 14, 2018

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USDOT Soliciting Applications for University Transportation Center Grants in Three Federal Regions. As part of the University Transportation Centers (UTC) program, the US Department of Transportation is seeking applications from eligible nonprofit institutions of higher education located in Federal Regions 1, 2 and 3 for grants authorized under the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act.

Updated: Tuesday, May 30, 2017

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FMCSA Issues Final Rule to Implement Changes to Grant Programs as Required by the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) issued a final rule adopting certain regulations required by the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act (FAST Act) enacted on December 4, 2015.

Updated: Thursday, October 13, 2016

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FMCSA Announces Proposed Enhancements to Safety Measurement System Public Website Display.   The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) today announced that a public preview of the latest proposed enhancements to the Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA) Safety Measurement System (SMS) website will be published in the Federal Register this week, to be followed by a 60-day public comment period.  As first outlined in a June 29, 2015, Federal Register notice these proposed enhancements a

Updated: Tuesday, October 4, 2016

FTA Recognizes Three Outstanding Rural Transit Agencies

ASHEVILLE, NC – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration (FTA) Acting Administrator Carolyn Flowers today announced three Administrator’s Awards for Outstanding Public Transportation Service in Rural Public Transportation. The announcement was made at the 22nd National Rural and Intercity Bus Conference in Asheville, NC.

Updated: Monday, October 3, 2016

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PHMSA Seeks Comment on Insurance for Railroad Carriers Transporting Hazardous Materials.  The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) today issued a notice and request for comment on the levels and structure of insurance for railroad carriers transporting hazardous materials. PHMSA is partnering with the Office of Research and Technology and the Volpe Center to conduct a study to better understand the financial risks involved with transporting hazardous materials by rail.

Updated: Tuesday, July 26, 2016

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FMCSA Issues Final Rule to Implement Eight Non-Discretionary Provisions of the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) issued a final rule to effectuate  eight non-discretionary provisions mandated by the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act (FAST Act).

The final rule implements the following FAST Act provisions:

Updated: Thursday, July 21, 2016
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