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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.“The Department continues to invest in the future of American transportation by...

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:

  • Region 1: University of Maine – Transportation Infrastructure Durability Center: $2,570,600...

News Digest DOT 39-17

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. In the coming weeks, the Department, via the Office of the Assistant...

U.S. Transportation Secretary Foxx Announces $300 Million for University Transportation Center Grants

 32 competitive grants will fund research on emerging transportation issuesWASHINGTON – U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx announced today $300.3 million in grants to 32 University Transportation Centers (UTCs) to advance research and education programs that address critical transportation challenges facing our nation.  The announcement includes awards of up to $72.5 million for Fiscal Year (FY) 2016.  Subsequent awards using Federal FY17 - FY20 funding will be made annually...

U.S. Drivers Log 2.4 Trillion Miles In First Nine Months of 2016

Federal Highway Administration’s ‘Traffic Volume Trends’ Report Shows Gains In Nearly Every State
WASHINGTON – New data released today by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (USDOT) Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) show that U.S. driving topped 2.4 trillion miles in the first nine months of 2016, lengthening a series of consecutive monthly increases that started in April 2014.
The new data, published in FHWA’s latest “Traffic Volume Trends” report – a monthly...

News Digest - DOT 125-16

 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. Some notable changes to the grant programs administered by FMCSA include consolidation of the Border Enforcement, New Entrant, and portions of the...

News Digest - DOT 121-16

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...

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.“The Obama Administration is proud to partner with public transportation services that provide a lifeline for many people in America’s rural...

News Digest - DOT 116-16

 
FMCSA Issues Final Rule on Windshield-Mounted Technologies. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) issued a final rule to amend the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs) to allow the voluntary mounting of certain devices on the interior of the windshields of commercial motor vehicles (CMVs), including placement within the area that is swept by the windshield wipers. Section 5301 of the Fixing America's Surface Transportation Act (FAST Act...

News Digest DOT 96-16

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...