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Secretary Foxx Visits Australia to Drum Up Private Sector Infrastructure Investment

The Australian Financial Review reports that US Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx is in Melbourne and Sydney this week to promote private sector investment in US infrastructure. Foxx tells AFR that Australian investors have aShow More Summary

White House on Russian Mi-8 Downing: 'We Regret Any Loss of Life'

The US administration regrets any death caused by the ongoing Syrian conflict, White House Deputy Press Secretary Eric Schultz told reports on Monday following the downing of the Russian Aerospace Forces’ Mi-8 transport helicopter.

Nearly $500M in TIGER Grants to Projects Focused on Safety and Economic Opportunity

U.S. Transportation Secretary Foxx announced nearly $500 million will be made available for transportation projects across the country in the eighth round of the Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) grant program.

2016 TIGER Awards: Nearly $500 Million in Grants to Projects Focused on Safety and Economic

U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx announced nearly $500 million will be made available for transportation projects across the country in the eighth round of the highly successful and competitive TIGER grants.

Drunk Driving's Biggest Foe: Doris Aiken at 90

Doris Aiken, with then Secretary of Transportation Elizabeth Dole. Courtesy of William Aiken. When someone dies a preventable death, there is no obligation for loved ones to become activists, aiming to stop similar deaths. It is enough to merely grieve for a tragic loss. But some people turn their grief into action, [...]

Maryland DOT and MTA Commend Police for Heroism and Success at Keeping Transit System Safe

Maryland Department of Transportation Deputy Secretary Jim Ports, Maryland Transit Administration (MTA) Administrator Paul Comfort and other state officials gathered today for a special awards ceremony to honor 40 MTA Police officers and civilians.

WSDOT and City of Tacoma Kick Off Construction of New Amtrak Station

  The planned move of Tacoma’s Amtrak station to Freighthouse Square, already home to Tacoma Dome Station, moved closer to fruition on July 13, as local officials celebrated the start of construction. Secretary of Transportation Roger Millar was joined by Tacoma mayor Marilyn Strickland at the Tacoma Dome Station plaza, and both spoke about the change […]

US Government Fines LATAM Airlines $22 Million For Bribes

The United States Justice Department said that Latin America’s largest air carrier had entered a “fictitious $1.15 million consulting agreement with an advisor to the Secretary of Argentina’s Ministry of Transportation.” The US government...Show More Summary

U.S. Transportation Secretary weighs requiring Federal OK before self-driving cars can hit road

SILICON VALLEY — Federal officials could begin requiring pre-approval of automated driving technologies before they can be used on public roads, according to U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx. “I’ve been encouraging our team to think about … the extent to which we should encourage pre-market-approval steps. Show More Summary

Bertha Delayed Another Year, $223M in New Overruns, and Higher Tolls Expected

After a couple years of being coy about inevitable overruns, yesterday the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) informed lawmakers that 4-year delays actually do cost money. WSDOT Acting Secretary Roger Millar said that the new best-case scenario is a $223m cost overrun and an additional year of delay, putting the tunnel opening into early 2019. […]

MA: Editorial: Tackling T's 'Time Warp'

Bit by agonizing bit, the Baker administration is attempting to bring the MBTA kicking and screaming into the 21st century. Or as Transportation Secretary Stephanie Pollack put it Monday, helping the agency break out of the "time wa...

Foxx Names New Members to Maritime Industry Advisory Panel

U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx announced the appointment of 29 new members to the Marine Transportation System National Advisory Committee (MTSNAC).

Ex-UK Transport Secretary McLoughlin Appointed Conservative Party Chairman

According to UK governmental press service, Former UK Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin has been appointed chairman of the Conservative Party and chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster.

U.S. Warns Honda and Acura Owners to Replace Airbags

2 months agoNews : NYTimes: News

The transportation secretary, Anthony Foxx, said certain 2001-3 Hondas and Acuras needed to be repaired immediately because of faulty Takata airbags.

Brexit: Heathrow Expansion Delayed Again

2 months agoNews : Newsweek: US

In the aftermath of Britain’s decision to leave the European Union (EU), Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin announced today that a decision on airport expansion in south-eastern England will be delayed until "at least October." Heathrow and Gatwick airports have been competing with one another over building a third runway for months. Show More Summary

US Transportation Secretary Approves 6 Domestic Airlines to Begin Scheduled Flights to Cuba

U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx announced Friday that the Department of Transportation has approved six domestic airlines to begin scheduled flights between the United States and Cuba as early as this fall, a press release from the White House notes. Show More Summary

Your Self-Driving Car Cheat Sheet

Key Players: Anthony Foxx: As secretary of the U.S. Department of Transportation, Foxx has helped push for regulations that would bring more self-driving vehicles to the road. Chris Gerdes: Gerdes, a Stanford University mechanical engineering...Show More Summary

DC: Sec. Foxx Creates Special Adviser for Metro Safety

Department of Transportation (DOT) Secretary Anthony Foxx is appointing the agency's general counsel to serve as his special adviser on Washington Metrorail oversight in light of critical safety issues facing the transit agency, according to a DOT spokesm

NC: Ray LaHood Addresses Challenges Facing RTP Region

May 24--DURHAM -- The key to attracting talent in the Research Triangle region lies in planning for the future of transportation, addressing infrastructure needs and offering affordable housing, former US Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood

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