President Barack Obama is nominating the mayor of Charlotte to head his Department of Transportation.
Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood, the only Republican still in President Barack Obama’s first-term Cabinet, said Tuesday he plans to leave the Obama administration.
The Obama administration will make nearly half a billion dollars in unspent highway funds available to states that promise to use the money to create jobs and improve transportation.
After years of procrastination, the White House and Congress have suddenly boosted a long-term plan to improve the nation’s roads, bridges and transit systems to the top of the political agenda.
Published: September 16, 2011
Tags: FAA, Federal Aviation Administration, Herb Kohl, LaLonde Contractors, Mike LaLonde, Pat Goss, Transportation Department, Wisconsin Transportation Builders Association, WTBA
Federal lawmakers paved a six-month detour for road builders Thursday, but it’s the cliff dive in one year that has builders most concerned.
By JOAN LOWY Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Who would have thought that something so humble as a street sign could ignite such passion? The Obama administration sought to distance itself Tuesday from an obscure transportation regulation that requires local governments to replace street signs with more reflective signs that use upper and lower case [...]
By KEVIN FREKING Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Eight days before midterm elections, embattled Democratic candidates cheered the release of billions in federal money for high-speed rail projects from New Hampshire to California, saying they would help create jobs in their economically bruised states. The Transportation Department notified lawmakers of the money on Monday and [...]
Published: April 1, 2010
Tags: alternative fuel, carbon dioxide, cars, electric, emissions, Environmental Protection Agency, EPA, gas mileage, greenhouse gases, hybrids, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, NHTSA, Obama, oil, Transportation Department
By KEN THOMAS Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. government is setting tough gas mileage standards for new cars and trucks, spurring the next generation of fuel-sipping gas-electric hybrids, efficient engines and electric cars. The heads of the Transportation Department and the Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday will sign final rules requiring 2016 [...]
By Joan Lowy AP Writer Washington — The U.S. Transportation Department is prohibiting truck and bus drivers from sending text messages while operating commercial vehicles, according to the department. The ban, which applies to drivers of interstate buses and trucks more than 10,000 pounds, is effective immediately, according to a statement attributed to the department. [...]
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The new year will bring some serious changes for Wisconsin’s commercial drivers. Beginning Jan. 1, drivers can face a two-year disqualification if the state Division of Motor Vehicles learns the driver has failed to appear to contest a citation, pay a judgment or comply with court penalties. Drivers who commit two [...]