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Kan nominated for DOT post
President Trump on April 7 nominated Derek Kan as Under Secretary of Transportation for Policy at the U.S. DOT.
Chao: Regulations, not funding, stalling infrastructure
Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao says the Trump Administration's forthcoming infrastructure proposal will cover more than infrastructure, and reiterated the belief that regulatory red tape, not funding, is responsible for…
Trump nominates Rosen for DOT No. 2 role
Jeffrey Rosen has been nominated by President Donald Trump as deputy secretary of the U.S. Department of Transportation.
USDOT defers Caltrain electrification funding
Caltrain has warned that the viability of its project to electrify the 52-mile San Jose-San Francisco corridor may be in jeopardy after newly appointed United States Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao…
Chao sworn in as Secretary of Transportation
Elaine Chao has been confirmed by the U.S. Senate and sworn in to serve as the 18th Secretary of Transportation.
USDOT and Chicago Union Station move towards $1B redevelopment plan
Chicago announced Jan. 12 that the city, along with Amtrak, Metra, the RTA and the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) Build America Bureau are entering into an Emerging Projects Agreement…
Executive Director of the Build America Bureau named
U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx announced Dec. 30, 2016 that Martin Klepper will join the USDOT Build America Bureau (Bureau) as the initial executive director.
FTA guiding Buy America requirements from 60% to 70%
The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) on Sept. 1, 2016 issued its final Buy America policy guidance advising transit agencies and transit vehicle manufacturers how to implement a phased increase in…
WA CBR notification system starts October 1
Responding to the Washington Council of Fire Fighters and other first responders, Washington State adopted a new rule, Chapter 173-185 WAC, Oil Movement by Rail and Pipeline Notification, “to enhance…
ASLRRA receives DOT Technology Grant for PTC implementation
The American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association (ASLRRA) announced on August 16 that it has received a grant from FY2016 Railroad Safety Technology Grant Funds, made available through the…
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