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Friday, May 01, 2015
The Department of Transportation’s Federal Railroad Administration and Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (FRA) issued its long-awaited Final Rulemaking for “Enhanced Tank Car Standards and Operational Controls for High-Hazard Flammable Trains.”
Posted on 05/01 at 12:21 PM
Monday, April 27, 2015
Last week, the United States Department of Transportation took further steps to address various issues identified in recent train accidents involving crude oil and ethanol shipped by rail. The announcement was made by DOT with other DOT agencies, including the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) and the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA).
Posted on 04/27 at 02:16 PM
Friday, April 03, 2015
The United States Department of Transportation said yesterday that the seventh round of its TIGER (Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery) competitive grant program was rolled out with $500 million available for national transportation projects.
Posted on 04/03 at 11:17 AM
Tuesday, January 13, 2015
As the Department of Transportation quietly lifted its ban on Mexican-domiciled trucks for operation in this country, organized labor has ridiculed the move as irresponsible and harmful to highway safety.
Friday, July 11, 2014
The BTS said that the May Freight TSI at 120.0 is the new all-time high level, topping November 2013’s 119.4, which was set before the harsh winter weather kicked in. BTS said that after falling to 94.6 in April 2009, the Freight TSI increased a cumulative 26.9 percent in the following 61 months.
Monday, April 07, 2014
The fact that the intersection of transportation and federal policy is potentially standing in the way of true signs of progress was evident in a conference call featuring former Department of Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood that was hosted by investment firm Stifel Nicolaus late last week.
Posted on 04/07 at 12:52 PM
Thursday, March 06, 2014
A supply chain expert says that a rule due next year focused on developing new fuel economy standards for heavy-duty trucks has tremendous potential for shippers and their supply chains in that it brings huge opportunities to cut emissions and reduce fuel consumption, as well as an overall benefit for the economy by reducing petroleum spend.
Posted on 03/06 at 10:16 AM
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The requested budget includes $90.9 billion for the United States Department of Transportation, which was soundly endorsed by DOT Secretary Anthony Foxx, whom said that the requested funds will lay a new foundation for economic growth and competitiveness by addressing the nation’s growing infrastructure deficit, making investments into the national infrastructure network, and increasing safety and efficiency.
Wednesday, February 26, 2014
The Department of Transportation said today that its Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) program will make $600 million available to fund United States-based transportation projects.
Posted on 02/26 at 01:48 PM
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Friday, January 31, 2014
Since the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) formally rolled out its new trucking Hours-of-Service (HOS) regulations, and in advance of their debut really, there has been and remains a large amount of differing opinions about why these rules were needed, if they really took into account the day-to-day travails of trucking, and, of course, the safety reasons that came with these new rules.
Posted on 01/31 at 06:09 AM