Posts tagged US Department of Transportation
Making Smart Cities Scientific

For governments and technologists, partnerships with academic and research institutions are particularly important as there are not yet hundreds or thousands of use cases that define and prove the concepts behind smart cities or regions.

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U.S. DOT Provides More Than $63 Billion to Major Transportation Infrastructure Investments Across America in 2018

WASHINGTON – By the end of the 2018 fiscal year (FY 2018), the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) made available more than $63.9 billion in FY 2018 multi-modal discretionary and formula transportation investments and $1.6 billion in FY 2017 discretionary funds.

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DOT Announces Competitive Grant Solicitation for Two New University Transportation Research Centers

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) today published a Notice of Funding Opportunity for $15 million to fund two new University Transportation Centers (UTCs).

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Joint Statement Between the White House, DOT, EPA, and the California Air Resources Board (CARB) on SAFE Vehicles Rule | US Department of Transportation

“Today Administration officials from the White House, DOT, and EPA met with the California Air Resources Board (CARB) to discuss the proposed SAFE Vehicles Rule.  The Administration and CARB agreed to future meetings to discuss technical, legal, and policy issues with the shared goal of achieving one national set of standards for vehicle fuel economy and greenhouse gas emissions.”

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U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao announces major infrastructure investment in Northern Kentucky region

BOONE COUNTY, KY. – U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) Secretary Elaine L. Chao was joined today by Kentucky Secretary of Transportation Greg Thomas, Congressman Thomas Massie, and Boone County Judge Executive Gary Moore to announce $75 million in infrastructure grants, including both Infrastructure for Rebuilding America (INFRA) and Airport Improvement Program (AIP) grants, for the Northern Kentucky region.

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U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao Announces a Proposed $184 Million Grant for Congestion Relief in Atlanta

ATLANTA – U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) Secretary Elaine L. Chao joined Congressman Rob Woodall, the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT), and other state and local officials today to announce a proposed $184,124,447 Infrastructure for Rebuilding America (INFRA) grant to build additional, dedicated express lanes on a major commuter route for Atlanta residents.

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U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao Announces $225 Million in Funding for Boston Green Line Extension | US Department of Transportation

SOMERVILLE, Mass. – U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) Secretary Elaine L. Chao was joined by state and local officials today to announce the release of a $225 million federal grant agreement for the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) Green Line Extension (GLX) light rail project.

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Opportunities to Improve Public Safety — Venture Smarter

Public Safety is an important facet of smart planning.  Today, we have the capability to create and adapt technology in a way that can not only provide us with tools for a safer response to emergency situations but also provide us with tools for smarter preparation.

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U.S. DOT announces $7.7 million for first round of Regional University Transportation Center Grants | US Department of Transportation

WASHINGTON: As part of the University Transportation Centers (UTC) program, the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) has selected the University of Maine, Rutgers University, and Pennsylvania State University for regional grants.

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Alphabet, FedEx, Uber to participate in DOT drone program

U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao announced the 10 selectees for the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) Unmanned Aircraft System Pilot (UAS) Integration Program, all of which will develop drone pilot programs to help the DOT craft regulation for drone use.

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U.S. Department of Transportation Announces $1 Billion in Emergency Relief for Road and Bridge Repairs

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (USDOT) Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) today announced more than $1 billion in Emergency Relief (ER) funds to help 32 states, several U.S. territories and Federal Land Management Agencies (FLMA) repair roads and bridges damaged by storms, floods and other unexpected events.

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U.S. Department of Transportation Announces Half A Billion Dollars in Infrastructure Investments to 41 Projects in 43 States

“TIGER grants are targeted investments for our local communities that will increase safety, create jobs and modernize our country’s infrastructure,” said Secretary Elaine L. Chao.More than 64% of this round of TIGER funding was awarded to rural projects, a historic number that demonstrates this Administration’s commitment to supporting the country’s rural communities.

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