Department Of Transportation

By Patrick Burnson · January 25, 2016
National Retail Federation is leading a coalition of more than 100 groups in sending specific recommendations to the Department of Transportation
By John D. Schulz · February 20, 2014
The United States is facing “a massive infrastructure deficit” that will cripple the U.S. economy and stunt the economic recovery, Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx has declared.
By Jeff Berman · June 27, 2013
The United States Senate today voted by a 100-0 margin to confirm Charlotte, North Carolina Mayor Anthony Foxx as Secretary of Transportation.
By LM Staff · March 27, 2012
The United States Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) said today that trade using surface transportation between the United States and its North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) partners Canada and Mexico was up 11.5 percent in January 2012 compared to January 2011 at $75.5 billion.
By LM Staff · February 28, 2012
The United States Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) said today that trade using surface transportation between the United States and its North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) partners Canada and Mexico was up 11.6 percent on December 2011 compared to December 2010 at $74.2 billion.
By LM Staff · November 3, 2011
BTS officials said this marks the second time that U.S.-NAFTA trade by land modes topped $80 billion in one month.
By Jeff Berman · July 5, 2011
This round of funding follows the original $1.5 billion TIGER program, which was part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.
By Jeff Berman · May 23, 2011
Following the tragic events of the earthquake and tsunami in Japan earlier this year, the immediate and long-term impacts of it are likely to impact the United States, due to damage caused to the freight transportation system in Japan.
By Jeff Berman · February 18, 2011
With a high level of acrimony surrounding the U.S.-Mexico cross-border trucking program in recent years, there are some recent signs that the effort may be regaining its footing.
By Jeff Berman · February 18, 2011
On the heels of President Obama’s recently released proposed fiscal year 2012 budget request, there have been no shortages of opinions regarding the transportation components of the budget, most notably the proposed six-year, $556 billion surface transportation reauthorization proposal.
By Jeff Berman · February 14, 2011
From a supply chain and logistics perspective, the most interesting part of this budget is the proposed six-year, $556 billion surface transportation and reauthorization proposal.
By LM Staff · February 1, 2011
Trade using surface transportation between the United States and its North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) partners Canada and Mexico was up 15.5 percent in November 2010 compared to November 2009, increasing to $68.1 billion, according to data released by the United States Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS).
By Jeff Berman · January 21, 2011
In a wide-ranging speech at the SMC3 Winter Conference in Atlanta this week United States Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood provided an overview of various elements of the domestic transportation landscape from the White House’s perspective.
By LM Staff · December 8, 2010
The Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today that its Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI) was up 0.2 percent in October, following a1.0 percent gain in September and a 0.6 percent August decline.
By Jeff Berman · November 11, 2010
The Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today that its Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI) was up 1.0 percent in September, following a 0.6 percent August decline.

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