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Trump Administration Announces ‘One National Program Rule’ on Federal Preemption of State Fuel Economy Standards

WASHINGTON – President Trump promised the American people that his administration would address and correct the current fuel economy and greenhouse gas emissions standards, and today, his Administration is taking steps to fulfill this promise. Today, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) took an initial step towards finalizing the proposed ...

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Government Report Shows American Airlines Most Likely Carrier to Leave You Waiting on the Tarmac or to Cancel Your Flight

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WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) today released its August 2019 Air Travel Consumer Report (ATCR) on air carrier data compiled for the month of June 2019 which gives low marks to American Airlines for long delays after passengers have already boarded and for flight cancellations. Tarmac Delays In June 2019, airlines reported 49 tarmac delays of more than three ...

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Departments of Commerce and Transportation Announce $109 Million in Grants to Modernize 911 Services for States and Tribal Nations

WASHINGTON – Today, the U.S. Department of Commerce and the U.S. Department of Transportation announced more than $109 million in grants to 34 states and two tribal nations as part of the 911 Grant Program, which will help 911 call centers upgrade to Next Generation 911 capabilities. The funding will power basic improvements such as providing digital and IP network ...

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Secretary Chao Announces Major Infrastructure Investment in America

U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao Announces Major Infrastructure Investment in America Department Proposes $856 Million in INFRA Grants WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation today announced $855,950,000 in proposed grants through the Infrastructure for Rebuilding America (INFRA) discretionary grant program. “This significant federal investment will improve major highways, bridges, ports, and railroads around the country to better ...

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U.S. Department of Transportation Permanently Bans Commercial Drivers Convicted of Human Trafficking

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) today announced a final rule that permanently bans drivers convicted of human trafficking from operating a commercial motor vehicle (CMV) for which a commercial driver’s license or a commercial learner’s permit is required. “This is an important step in the Department-wide campaign to keep America’s roadways, railways, ...

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Department of Transportation Announces $477 Million in Infrastructure Grants to 264 Airports in 45 States

WASHINGTON – U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao today announced that the Department will award $477 million in airport infrastructure grants to 264 airports in 45 states, the Pacific Islands, and the District of Columbia.  This is the third allotment of the total $3.18 billion in Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Airport Improvement Program (AIP) funding for airports across the United ...

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Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao Announces Major Infrastructure Investments for Texas

Secretary Chao underscores the benefits of the USMCA trade agreement for the American worker DALLAS – Today, U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao visited Dallas to announce $495 million in airport infrastructure grants to 327 airports in 49 states.  During her visit at Dallas-Ft. Worth International Airport, Secretary Chao unveiled that more than $57.1 million of that funding will make ...

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Airlines see more complaints, delays, late arrivals and mishandled luggage in April

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) today released its June 2019 Air Travel Consumer Report (ATCR) on reporting marketing and operating air carrier data compiled for the month of April 2019. April On-Time Performance In April 2019, reporting marketing carriers posted an on-time arrival rate of 79.8%, down from both the 80.9% on-time rate in March 2019 and from 81.3% ...

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‘Misinformed’: Elaine Chao’s Office Fires Back At Allegations She Steered Cash To Benefit Mitch McConnell

The Transportation Department hit back Monday against a Politico story that alleged Transportation Sec. Elaine Chao gave special treatment to projects in the home state of her husband, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. “This is a misinformed online post and the blogger intentionally misleads readers, misrepresents the grant application process and disregards key facts,” a DOT spokesperson told The Daily ...

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Airlines were on-time more and only killed one pet in Q1 2019

Airlines were on-time more, had fewer cancellations, posted a slight increase in tarmac delays and they only killed one animal, according to reports from the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) released today that include the May 2019 Air Travel Consumer Report (ATCR) on reporting marketing, operating air carrier data compiled for the month of March 2019 and quarterly data for ...

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U.S. Department of Transportation Announces Selection of Two New University Transportation Centers

University of South Florida and Washington State University to focus on two key research priorities with a total of $15 million in grants WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) today announced $15 million in grants to two new national University Transportation Centers (UTCs) to advance research and education programs that address critical transportation challenges facing our nation. “These ...

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Trump Administration Orders Suspension of Air Service Between U.S. and Venezuela

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With the approval of the Secretary of State and in close coordination with the Acting Secretary of Homeland Security, Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao has issued an order today suspending air service between the United States and Venezuela. Federal law authorizes the Secretary of Transportation, with the approval of the Secretary of State, to take immediate action to suspend ...

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Air Travel Consumer Report: January 2019 Numbers

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) today released its March 2019 Air Travel Consumer Report (ATCR) on marketing and reporting air carrier data compiled for the month of January 2019. Complaints About Airline Service In January 2019, DOT received 878 complaints about airline service from consumers, down 39.5 percent from the total of 1,452 filed in January 2018 and down 12.3 ...

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DOT Announces Special Committee to Review FAA’s Aircraft Certification Process

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation today announced the establishment of an expert Special Committee to review the procedures of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for the certification of new aircraft, including the Boeing 737 MAX. “Safety is the number one priority of the Department, and this review by leading outside experts will help determine if improvements can be ...

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At South by Southwest, U.S. Secretary of Transportation Announces Launch of Council to Support Emerging Transportation Technology

AUSTIN, TX – U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao today announced the creation of the Non-Traditional and Emerging Transportation Technology (NETT) Council, an internal deliberative body at the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) tasked with identifying and resolving jurisdictional and regulatory gaps that may impede the deployment of new technology, such as tunneling, hyperloop, autonomous vehicles, and other innovations. ...

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