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AIP Grant Final Rollout

Remarks as Prepared for Delivery byU.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. ChaoAIP Grant Final RolloutThursday, September 27, 2018Thank you, Bailey [Edwards – FAA Administrator of Policy] for that introduction.Thank you all for coming.  Let me give a special shout out to the grant recipients who have come here from all over the country -- from as far as Juneau, Alaska to Rangeley, Maine and points in...

Administration’s Unified Agenda Highlights USDOT’s Pro-Growth, Responsible Policies to Unleash Innovation in the American Economy

WASHINGTON – U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao today highlighted DOT’s pro-growth deregulatory agenda that will spur innovation, speed up infrastructure project delivery, and create more jobs. The White House Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs’ (OIRA) Unified Agenda of Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions published today includes DOT’s rulemakings currently under consideration and proposed for future action....

News Digest - DOT 92-17

National Transportation Atlas Database Fall 2017 Update - The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics has released the Fall 2017 update to the National Transportation Atlas Database (NTAD) with three new datasets and 23 updated datasets. The NTAD is a compilation of geospatial datasets representing the nation’s transportation infrastructure, including roadways...

05.15.2017 - Infrastructure Week Kickoff

Remarks Prepared for Delivery by

U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao

Infrastructure Week Kickoff

Monday, May 15, 2017


Thank you, Tom [Donahue], for that gracious introduction.And a special thanks to you, and all the other friends of infrastructure, for putting together this series of events all across the country highlighting our infrastructure challenges.As you know so well, infrastructure is the backbone of our world-class...

FHWA Announces Vehicle-to-Infrastructure Guidance

 Deployments Nationwide Can Transform Travel SafetyWASHINGTON – U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx today announced new Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) Vehicle-to-Infrastructure (V2I) guidance that can improve safety and mobility by accelerating the deployment of V2I communication systems. The guidance complements the Department’s efforts to reduce crashes by advancing (Vehicle-to-Vehicle) V2V communication technology announced in a proposed rule in December.“V2I will...

New USDOT Report on Highway, Transit Conditions Reveals America’s $926 Billion Infrastructure Investment Need

WASHINGTON – U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx today announced that a new report on the state of America's transportation infrastructure, “2015 Status of the Nation's Highways, Bridges and Transit: Conditions and Performance,” confirms that more investment is needed not only to maintain the nation's highway and transit systems but to overcome a nearly trillion-dollar investment backlog.
“We have an infrastructure system...

Upgrades to allow for more frequent, reliable and faster rail service along the Northeast Corridor recommended

Recommendation now goes to states to decide whether to implement, buildMore reliable and faster trips between NYC and D.C., NYC and Boston WASHINGTON – After four years of working with the Northeast states, federal and state partner agencies and dozens and dozens of public meetings, the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) today recommended a vision to build a better and stronger Northeast Corridor (NEC) over the next 30 years.View a video outlining the new vision:...

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...

USDOT Automated Vehicles Activities

The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) is committed to facilitating a new era of transportation innovation and safety and ensuring that our country remains a leader in automation. USDOT is acting as a convener and facilitator, partnering with a broad coalition of industry, academic, states and local, safety advocacy, and transportation stakeholders to support the safe development, testing, and integration of automated vehicle technologies.

USDOT developed the...