Category Archives: DOT

Record Broken for US Airlines Passenger Numbers for 2016

US Airlines Passenger Numbers for 2016 Just what was the total number of passengers that traveled on US airlines in 2016? The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics has just released US airlines passenger numbers for 2016 in the..

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US Maritime Administration Hosts 3rd Annual Ship Recycling Forum

In early December we had the distinct privilege of participating in the 3rd Annual Maritime Administration ship recycling town hall meeting in Brownsville, Texas.  The venue brought together federal ship disposal programs, government safety and environmental agencies and domestic ship recycling..

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U.S. Transportation Secretary Foxx Announces $300 Million for University Transportation Center Grants

U.S. Transportation Secretary Foxx Announces $300 Million for University Transportation Center Grants 32 competitive grants will fund research on emerging transportation issues   WASHINGTON – U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx announced today $300.3 million in grants to 32 University Transportation..

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$850 Million in FASTLANE Transportation Infrastructure Grants

USDOT Requests Applications for $850 Million in FASTLANE Transportation Infrastructure Grants Second Call for Submissions Follows High-Demand for Inaugural FASTLANE Grants WASHINGTON – U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx today announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Build America Bureau is..

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What are the Railroad Safety Standards for Technical Training?

What are the Railroad Safety Standards for Technical Training? The FRA (Federal Rail Administration) outlines the Technical Training Standards Division (TTSD) manages the Office of Railroad Safety’s Technical Training Program for over 650 Federal and participating State railroad safety inspectors and..

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Truck Driver Training & Job Categories

Truck Drivers Job Categories Whether your company is training truck owner operators/owner driver, or company drivers, your truck drivers will be required to complete government highway safety and compliance training. Truck drivers fulfill critical transportation services to communities around the globe by transporting goods and materials..

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DOT Bans All Samsung Galaxy Note7 Phones From Airplanes

DOT Bans All Samsung Galaxy Note7 Phones From Airplanes October 14- WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), today announced it is issuing an..

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U.S. Dot Issues Federal Policy for Safe Testing and Deployment of Automated Vehicles

U.S. DOT ISSUES FEDERAL POLICY FOR SAFE TESTING AND DEPLOYMENT OF AUTOMATED VEHICLES Four-Part Policy Lays the Foundation for the Next Revolution in Roadway Safety WASHINGTON—The U.S. Department of Transportation is issuing Federal policy for automated vehicles, laying a path..

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First-Ever National Transit Map Data Just Released by BTS

First-Ever National Transit Map Data Just Released by BTS   The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) today released National Transit Map data, a geospatial database containing the information submitted by almost 200 transit agencies that provides..

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New Small Drone Rules Start Today

WASHINGTON – New Small Drone Rules Start Today. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx and Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Administrator Michael Huerta today announced the implementation of the first operational rules for routine non-hobbyist use of small unmanned aircraft systems (UAS or..

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North American Freight Numbers BTS Statistics Release June 2016

North American Freight Numbers BTS Statistics Release June 2016  All transportation modes except air carried less cross-border freight by value in June 2016 compared to June 2015 resulting in a 6.4 percent decrease to $92.7 billion in the total current..

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29 New Maritime Advisory Panel Members

WASHINGTON – U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx today announced the appointment of 29 New Maritime Advisory Panel members to the Marine Transportation System National Advisory Committee (MTSNAC).  Established in 2010, MTSNAC is comprised of leaders from commercial transportation firms, ship..

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U.S. Department of Transportation Winning Cities of the Every Place Counts Design Challenge

PHILADELPHIA –Today, U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx announced the four winning cities of the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (U.S. DOT) Every Place Counts Design Challenge, which aims to raise awareness and identify inclusive community design solutions that bridge the infrastructure divide..

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What are the DOT and FAA Rules for Drone Systems?

WASHINGTON –  What are the DOT and FAA Rules for Drone Systems? Today, the Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration has finalized the first operational rules for routine commercial use of small unmanned aircraft systems (UAS or “drones”), opening pathways..

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US Department of Transportation Partners with DC Solar for Smart City Challenge

US Department of Transportation Partners with DC Solar for Smart City Challenge Winning city to receive $1.5 million in mobile solar technology   WASHINGTON – U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx today announced that DC Solar Solutions, the largest manufacturer of..

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A New Day for Railroad Employee Training

An Integrated LMS for Railroad Employee Training With ATMS’s built-in LMS and eLearning for Compliance Training (Learning Management System) for railroad and transportation companies, flexibility is the key when it comes to delivering training content and evaluating trainees and eLearning..

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DOT Tiger Grant Program: Communities Across America Seek $9.3 Billion in Transportation Funding

Communities Across America Seek $9.3 Billion in Transportation Funding DOT  Tiger Grant Program Receives 585 Applications for 2016 WASHINGTON – U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx today announced that the Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) grant program has received 585..

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March 2016 North American Freight Transportation Statistics

March 2016 North American Freight Transportation Statistics – All five transportation modes carried less U.S. freight by value with North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) partners Canada and Mexico in March 2016 compared to March 2015. The total value of cross-border freight..

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Can E-Cigarettes Get Checked With Airport Baggage?

Can E-Cigarettes Get Checked With Airport Baggage? Charging the devices and/or batteries on board an aircraft is also prohibited WASHINGTON – In its continuing efforts to improve transportation safety, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration today issued..

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