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U.S. Department of Transportation Expands Air Carrier Reporting Requirements for Incidents Involving Animals During Air Transport

WASHINGTON – U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx today announced a final rule that expands the Department of Transportation’s current requirement that air carriers report incidents involving the loss, injury or death of an animal during air transport to the Department.  The rule will become effective on January 1, 2015.

FMCSA Shuts Down Minnesota-based Bus Company as an Imminent Hazard to Public Safety

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has ordered Lakeville, Minn.-based On Eagles Wings Charters, Inc., USDOT No. 1100785, to immediately cease all passenger transportation operations after finding that the company was endangering the traveling public by failing to ensure the safety of its vehicles and drivers.

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FMCSA Grants Exemption to Livestock Haulers. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) today announced that drivers of vehicles hauling livestock will be granted a one-year exemption from the 30-minute break requirement during the first eight hours of a shift.

U.S. Department of Transportation Announces Winners of Pedestrian Safety Grants

Louisville, New York City and Philadelphia to Receive Funding to Raise Awareness, Provide Education, Increase Enforcement

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) today announced that Louisville, Philadelphia and New York City will receive grants totaling approximately $1.6 million for public education and enforcement initiatives to improve pedestrian safety.  The new grants are part of the Department’s Everyone Is a Pedestrian campaign to help communities combat the rising number of pedestrian deaths and injuries that have occurred from 2009 through 2012.

U.S. Transportation Secretary Foxx Calls for Transportation Investment During Visit to I-635 LBJ Freeway

Highlights Project’s Potential Economic Impact as part of Invest in America Bus Tour

GARLAND, Texas -- U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx visited the proposed I-635 LBJ Freeway East improvement project near Dallas today as part of his Invest in America, Commit to the Future bus tour, calling it an investment in Texas’ economic future that could be achieved if Congress would support a long-term transportation bill.   The Secretary’s visit is part of a multi-state tour highlighting the urgent need to invest in America’s transportation infrastructure at a time when the nation’s surface transportation programs are set to expire and the Highway Trust Fund is running out of money.  Secretary Foxx was joined by Garland Mayor Douglas Athas and numerous local and state officials.

U.S. Transportation Secretary Foxx Calls for Transportation Investment During Visit to I-49 North Segment K in Shreveport

Highlights Project’s Economic Impact as part of Invest in America Bus Tour

SHREVEPORT, La. – U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx today joined state and local officials at the “Segment K” I-49 extension project as part of his Invest in America, Commit to the Future bus tour, calling it an investment in Louisiana’s economic future that could be replicated across the country if Congress would support a long-term transportation bill.  “Segment K” is part of a corridor that, when completed, will connect the ports of Shreveport and New Orleans to markets around the world.  The Secretary’s visit is part of a multi-state tour highlighting the urgent need to invest in America’s transportation infrastructure at a time when the nation’s surface transportation programs are set to expire and the Highway Trust Fund is running out of money.

U.S. Transportation Secretary Foxx Calls for Transportation Investment During Visit to Charlotte Avenue Bridge

Highlights Need for Improved Safety, Capacity as part of Invest in America Bus Tour

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx joined state and local officials at the Charlotte Avenue Bridge today as part of his Invest in America, Commit to the Future bus tour, calling the proposed project an example of critical transportation work that is being left undone because of a lack of investment.  The Secretary’s visit is part of a multi-state tour highlighting the urgent need to invest in America’s transportation infrastructure at a time when the nation’s surface transportation programs are set to expire and the Highway Trust Fund is running out of money.

U.S. Transportation Secretary Foxx Calls for Transportation Investment During Visit to Ohio River Bridges Project

Highlights Project’s Economic Impact as part of Invest in America Bus Tour

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx joined Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear, Congressman John Yarmuth and state and local officials today at the $2.34 billion Ohio River Bridges project, calling it “an example for the nation” of the sort of large-scale job creation and transportation investment that Congress can make possible by reauthorizing a long-term transportation bill this year.  The Secretary’s visit is part of his Invest in America, Commit to the Future bus tour, a multi-state tour highlighting the urgent need to invest in America’s transportation infrastructure at a time when the nation’s surface transportation programs are set to expire and the Highway Trust Fund is running out of money.

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