Human Trafficking Solutions Award for 2024 Launched by DOT

The contest is part of the department’s recognition of February as National Human Trafficking Prevention Month. The Department of Transportation (DOT) has opened applications for their 2024 Combating…

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FRA Finalizes Rule for Emergency Breathing Apparatuses

Crew members on freight trains carrying hazardous materials will have breathing devices. The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) recently announced a final rule requiring railroads to provide emergency escape…

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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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President Announces $8.2 Billion for Passenger Rail Systems 

A high-speed rail line between Nevada and California is included.  President Joe Biden said his administration has authorized $8.2 billion in funding for ten passenger rail projects. He made…

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Transportation Department Invests in Northeast Rail Corridor

More than $16 billion going into updating infrastructure, including bridges and tunnels. The Department of Transportation’s Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) has allocated over $16 billion for 25 passenger…

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White House Plans Conversion of Commercial Buildings to Housing

High vacancy rates in large downtown buildings offer affordable residential opportunities. President Biden’s administration has proposed that commercial buildings with high vacancy rates in urban areas be converted…

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FTA Announces Funding to Modernize Rail Transit Systems

Rail Vehicle Replacement Program improves safety, accessibility, and reliability nationwide. The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration (FTA) has announced approximately $197 million this year to replace…

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State Department Threatens Sanctions Over Kim-Putin Meeting 

Kim Jong Un boards a train to Moscow.  Moscow and Pyongyang have confirmed that a summit between Russian President Vladimir Putin and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un…

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House Oversight Committee Investigates DOT’s Response to Safety Failures

The committee requested internal communications surrounding railroad and flight safety issues. Members of the majority in the House Oversight Committee recently wrote a letter to Transportation Secretary Pete…

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Norfolk Southern Reaches Agreement with OSHA

The company will improve working conditions at the East Palestine derailment site. Railroad company Norfolk Southern agreed to improve working conditions for those working to clean up the…

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