FMCSA Extends Emergency Declaration for Key Bridge

The agency offers hours-of-service waivers to commercial drivers impacted by reroutes. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMSCA) extended its emergency declaration for operations around Baltimore’s collapsed Francis…

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Temporary Passageways Cleared in Patapsco River

Coast Guard, Army Corps of Engineers, and state agencies and law enforcement assess debris removal. The U.S. Coast Guard announced that they cleared a temporary channel to the…

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Task Force Discusses Economic Ramifications of Baltimore Bridge Collapse

Secretary Yellen directs Treasury Department to conduct financial assessment. Secretary of the Treasury Janet Yellen stated that a task force is meeting to assess the financial ramifications of…

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President Pledges Government Funding for Key Bridge Rebuild

Maryland governor says the bridge collapse has international economic implications. President Joe Biden stated on Tuesday that the administration would pay for the repairs necessary to rebuild Baltimore’s…

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DOT Awards Funding for Community Connection Projects

$3.33 Billion will go toward reconnecting minority urban communities The Department of Transportation (DOT) awarded $3.33 billion in grants to reconnect neighborhoods separated by targeted infrastructure. In the past,…

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Transportation Secretary Announces Funding for New Technology

The SMART grant distributes funding to 24 demonstration projects. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg announced the recipients of the 2024 Strengthening Mobility and Revolutionizing Transportation (SMART) Grants Program, selecting…

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Transportation Department Proposes Phase-Out of Domestic Products Waiver 

The administration says the policy under the 1983 Buy America program does not align with domestic manufacturing goals. The Department of Transportation (DOT) introduced a rule that would…

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Transportation Department Opens Grants for Roadway Safety Improvements

Applications are being accepted for 2024 funding. The Department of Transportation opened applications for $1.25 billion in competitive grants to fund local roadway safety projects. Last year, more…

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DOT Approves Loan for North Carolina Turnpike Completion

The ongoing project will extend the highway near Raleigh by 10.8 miles. The Department of Transportation approved a $417 million loan to extend the I-40 to an interchange…

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Transportation Agency Issues Guidelines for Catchy Highway Signs 

Highway safety officials are concerned about driver distractions.  The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) has issued new guidelines on the use of clever highway signs. While not banning the use…

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