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USDOT BLOG: Making Public Transit Safer During COVID-19 Outbreak

Posted by U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao on the USDOT blog. Transportation systems are always important for communities and our country, and never more so than during a crisis. That’s why so many at the U.S. Department of Transportation are working overtime to respond to the ongoing COVID-19 (coronavirus) situation affecting the U.S. […]

ABA and UMA call on Congress to act immediately on industry relief

The U.S motorcoach industry is requesting Congress put the motorcoaches back on the road by making available $10 billion in grants and $5 billion in zero percent interest rates to the motorcoach industry, ensuring these monies are available immediately and easily accessible. Second only to the U.S. airline industry, the nation’s motorcoach industry provides nearly 600 million passenger […]

Jack Allen Appointed Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Proterra; Ryan Popple Named Co-Founder and Executive Director

Proterra, a leading innovator in heavy duty vehicle electrification, announced today that the Board of Directors has appointed current Chairman Jack Allen as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. Ryan Popple, Proterra’s CEO since 2014, was named Co-Founder and Executive Director. Proterra began planning for this transition in January and the Board voted earlier this month […]

DOT Expands National Emergency Declaration for Commercial Vehicles Delivering Relief

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) today issued an expanded national emergency declaration to provide hours-of-service regulatory relief to commercial vehicle drivers transporting emergency relief in response to the nationwide coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. “The nation’s truck drivers are on the front lines of this effort and are critical to America’s […]

ABA Says Industry Will Lose $8 Billion during Next Five Months

The American Bus Association (ABA) — a leading organization representing the motorcoach industry in North America, as well as the group travel industry — now estimates that the U.S. motorcoach industry will lose nearly $8 billion during the next five months. This impact on the industry is a direct result of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. These […]

Three RTA Employees Undergo Testing for Coronavirus; All Under Quarantine

Update March 17:  Two RTA Employees Test Negative for COVID-19; Third has no symptoms but remains under quarantine RTA employees who were asked to quarantine pending COVID-19 evaluation do NOT have the coronavirus. The third employee never exhibited any symptoms but will continue with the 14-day quarantine. The employees were notified earlier this week by […]

DOT Issues National Emergency Declaration for Commercial Vehicles Delivering Relief

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) issued a national emergency declaration to provide hours-of-service regulatory relief to commercial vehicle drivers transporting emergency relief in response to the nationwide coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. This declaration is the first time FMCSA has issued nation-wide relief and follows President Trump issuing of a national emergency […]

North Texas Transit Agencies Expand Safety Protocols Around Coronavirus Concerns

North Texas public transit agencies have aggressively expanded agency-wide cleaning and safety protocols in response to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART), the Denton County Transportation Authority (DCTA), Fort Worth’s Trinity Metro and the Trinity Railway Express (TRE) all remain in close contact with local, state and national health authorities, including the […]

NoviSign Digital Signage Releases New Hand Sanitizer Kiosks to Combat Coronavirus

In a world of viruses and bacteria, NoviSign launches new specially designed digital signage hand sanitizer kiosks that dispense 99.99% germ-killing sanitizer gel. NoviSign Digital Signage introduces a new line of sleek freestanding and wall mountable hand sanitizing digital kiosks. Equipped with an internal auto-dispenser that supports gel, foam or liquid sanitizer, the kiosks feature a […]

DOT Announces $20.3 Million in Grants to Improve Transportation Access

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Federal Transit Administration (FTA) recently announced about $20.3 million in grant selections through the Integrated Mobility Innovation (IMI) program. IMI supports projects that use innovative technologies and processes to improve access to public transportation, increase public transportation efficiency, and enhance the overall rider experience. Twenty-five projects in 23 states will receive funding […]