Transportation Department Approves Bonds for Western High-Speed Rail

$2.5 billion in funding has been made available for the connection between Las Vegas and Southern California. The Department of Transportation (DOT) announced that $2.5 billion in private…

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Commerce Department Reports Outdoor Recreation Revenue

Record highs within the sector show a bounce-back after the COVID-19 pandemic. The outdoor recreation industry generated $1 trillion in gross domestic product (GDP) for America’s economy in…

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Commerce Secretary Appoints New Travel and Tourism Advisory Board

Over 30 tourism industry leaders will offer counsel to the department. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo appointed 32 new leaders to the Travel and Tourism Advisory Board this…

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DOT Announces Funding for Intercity Rail Modernization

Notice of Funding Opportunity opens Partnership Grant Program. The Department of Transportation published a Notice of Funding Opportunity this week worth almost $2.3 billion for the modernization of…

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Some Air Marshals to Refuse Mexican Border Deployment

They are being reassigned outside of their official roles. More than a dozen Transportation Security Administration (TSA) air marshals reportedly intend to refuse deployment to the U.S.-Mexico border…

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Congress Urged to Avert Rail Strike

President Biden adds his call for Congress to intervene after 400 organizations sent a letter. The railroad labor negotiation standoff that began in August has had its agreement…

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Transportation Secretary Discusses Holiday Travel

He says there is still catching up to do in the transportation sector. On Monday, Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg stated that air travel has improved since the massive…

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New Road User Safety Guidance Released by DOT

Provides clarity for states conducting pedestrian safety assessments. The Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Federal Highway Administration recently published new guidance in the National Roadway Safety Strategy. States are…

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President Biden Plans Cross-Country Tour

He intends to campaign for candidates in close midterm races. White House officials announced last week that President Biden will tour the country in the coming weeks to…

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DOT Proposes New Accessibility Rule for Airplane Rest Rooms

Will require single-aisle planes to have wheelchair-accessible lavatories. The U.S. Department of Transportation announced last week that they have published a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM). Single-aisle airplanes…

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