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U.S. Department of Transportation will provide a $285 Million Loan to expand I-35E in the Dallas Metro Area

WASHINGTON - U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx today announced that the Texas Transportation Commission will receive a Transportation Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (TIFIA) loan for $285 million to finance the reconstruction and expansion of a section of I-35E in the Dallas metro area.

Updated: Monday, November 7, 2016

DOT Bans All Samsung Galaxy Note7 Phones from Airplanes

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), today announced it is issuing an emergency order to ban all Samsung Galaxy Note7 smartphone devices from air transportation in the United States. Individuals who own or possess a Samsung Galaxy Note7 device may not transport the device on their person, in carry-on baggage, or in checked baggage on flights to, from, or within the United States. This prohibition includes all Samsung Galaxy Note7 devices.

Updated: Monday, October 17, 2016

FTA Issues Final Buy America Policy for Phased Increase of Domestic Content for Procurement of Transit Rolling Stock

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Federal Transit Administration (FTA) today issued final Buy America policy guidance advising transit agencies and transit vehicle manufacturers how to implement a phased increase in domestic content requirements for transit rolling stock procurements from 60 percent to more than 70 percent by the year 2020. The phased increase is required by the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act and is the first increase since 1991.

Updated: Thursday, September 1, 2016

Federal Highway Administration Announces More than $14 Million in Grants to Test New Ways of Funding Highways

Eight projects to pilot alternative revenue approaches to support the Highway Trust Fund

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Highway Administration today announced $14.2 million in grants for states under a new program to explore alternative revenue mechanisms to help sustain the long-term solvency of the Highway Trust Fund.

Updated: Tuesday, September 6, 2016

U.S. DOT PROPOSES SPEED LIMITERS FOR LARGE COMMERCIAL VEHICLES

Requirement could save lives and more than $1 billion in fuel each year           

WASHINGTON – U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx announced today that the Department’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) propose equipping heavy-duty vehicles with devices that limit their speeds on U.S. roadways, and requiring those devices be set to a maximum speed, a safety measure that could save lives and more than $1 billion in fuel costs each year.

Updated: Friday, August 26, 2016

Secretary Foxx Announces New Partnership with Australia to Promote Cooperation on Key Transportation Priorities

Agreement advances collaboration on public-private partnerships, intelligent transportation systems and unmanned aircraft systems

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia -- U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx and Australian Minister of Transport and Infrastructure Darren Chester today joined together to sign a new agreement that will strengthen collaboration on infrastructure investment strategies, and embark on key transportation priorities in technology and innovation between the U.S. and Australia.

Updated: Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) Seeks Nominations for2017 Environmental Excellence Awards

Applications will be accepted until September 15

WASHINGTON –The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) announced this week that it is accepting nominations for the 2017 Environmental Excellence Awards (EEAs), a biennial program that recognizes exemplary environmental stewardship in transportation planning and project development.

Updated: Tuesday, September 6, 2016
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