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  • Photo of oil train in railyard

    DOT Proposes Rulemaking for Safe Rail Transportation of Flammable Materials

    New data on Bakken crude supports increased safety measures.

  • Photo of entrance to DOT headquarters

    Secretary Foxx, 11 former DOT Secretaries urge long-term transportation measure

    Open letter to Congress says stopgap is not a fix, encourages "larger and longer-term investment."

  • Photo of construction at Tappan Zee Bridge in New York State

    DOT launches Build America Transportation Investment Center

    New, one-stop site a key element of Obama Administration's Build America Investment Initiative

  • Chart of the Highway Trust Fund's Highway Account month-end balances

    Secretary Foxx sends letter to State DOTS as Highway Account nears insolvency

    Letters to state transportation departments and transit agencies outline steps DOT will soon be forced to take to manage the impending insolvency of the Highway Trust Fund.

  • Photo of Secretary Foxx and NHTSA Acting Administrator David Friedman

    U.S. Department of Transportation Announces Record Fines, Unprecedented Oversight Requirements in GM Investigation

    General Motors agrees to pay maximum $35 million penalty for violating federal safety laws.