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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

FASTLANE Grant Applications Totaling Nearly $9.8 Billion

U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx has announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation has received 212 applications totaling nearly $9.8 billion for grants through the newly-created FASTLANE grant program.

ASEAN May Benefit From Russian Expertise in Energy, Transport

The Association of Southeast Nations (ASEAN) can benefit from Russia’s expertise and engineering experience in the fields of energy, public transportation, aerospace, and metallurgy, Philippine Secretary of Science and Technology Mario Montejo told Sputnik Friday.

OH: Columbus a Finalist for $40M High-Tech Transit Grant

May 17--The U.S. Department of Transportation is trying to figure out where it can get the most out of a $40 million investment that could turn Columbus into a test track for transportation technology. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx

Foxx to Visit Seven Smart City Challenge Finalist Cities to Discuss Final Smart City Challenge Grant Proposals

The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) today announced that U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx will visit each of the Smart City Challenge finalist cities during the week of May 16 to meet with mayors and other local leaders

Brexit 'Will Mean Death of Farming Industry'

2 weeks agoNews : Newsweek: US

Just as coal mining disappeared from working class life in the 1980s, Brexit could spell the end for farming and the car industry. According to Patrick McLoughlin, the U.K.'s transport secretary, leaving the EU would cause a major financial...Show More Summary

Secretary Of Transportation 'Seriously' Considered Shutting Down Metro

Secretary Foxx says he "would have no hesitation to shut down the system." [ more › ]

US ‘seriously’ considered shutting down DC subway system

2 weeks agoNews : The Raw Story

US Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx told reporters Tuesday he seriously considered ordering a shutdown of Washington’s troubled subway last week and warned the subway agency he would not hestitate to use that authority if necessary. On Saturday, federal officials ordered Metro to tighten...

Uber picks up former lawmakers for a smoother ride with governments - CNET

The ridesharing app's new public policy advisory board includes an ex-US Secretary of Transport and Europe's former digital czar.

'Veep' star from Chicago tried to show IMDb page to airport security

It seems there are members of the Transportation Security Administration who don't watch "Veep." Matt Walsh, who plays the White House press secretary on the HBO comedy, said he found himself in a difficult situation recently when he tried to board a plane after forgetting his ID. "I tried to pull...

Foxx and Baltimore Mayor Rawlings-Blake Break Ground on Transformative Re-Connect West Baltimore Project

U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx and Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake participated in the groundbreaking of the Re-Connect West Baltimore project, a reconfiguration of the Fulton Avenue Bridge and other infrastructure improvements

USDOT Picks Three New WMATA Board Members to Tackle Safety Culture

U.S. Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx has announced the appointment of three new Federal representatives, each with considerable expertise in safety, to the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) board of directors.

Heathrow Airbus collision 'not a drone incident'

No evidence of UAV impact, investigators say The UK's Transport Secretary, Patrick McLoughlin, has told Parliament that what was thought to be the Britain's first recorded incident of a collision between a UAV and an airliner was probably "not a drone incident" after all.…

PA Transportation Chief Not Just One of the Guys

April 17--Bring up self-driving cars and Pennsylvania's transportation secretary gets enthusiastic. Leslie Richards is just as excited about using apps to understand traffic, installing smart signs to shrink gridlock, or getting rid of reg

Tackling transportation and equality challenges with tech at SXSW

“We can’t build our way out of this,” said Mark Down, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology and Senior Advisor at the Department of Transportation. Cities are facing huge challenges that are likely to get worse over the next decades – unless, that is, we work together to do something about it. Show More Summary

PennDOT Selects Team for CNG Fueling Stations Public-Private Partnership

Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) Secretary Leslie S. Richards today announced at a media event that the Trillium CNG team, which includes Larson Design Group of Williamsport, has been selected for the department's Compressed Natural Gas

U.S. DOT Announces Appointments to the Transit Advisory Committee for Safety

U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx has announced the appointment of eight new and one returning member to TRACS.

Here's how the Department of Transportation is trying to improve transit flow in major cities (GOOG)

This story was delivered to BI Intelligence IoT Industry Insider subscribers. To learn more and subscribe, please click here. The Department of Transportation is taking steps to help improve traffic in major cities. DoT Secretary Anthony...Show More Summary

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