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U.S. DOT raises safety bar with certified medical examiners registry

Ray LaHood announced on Wednesday an important new safety rule that requires healthcare professionals who perform medical examinations for interstate truck and bus drivers to be trained, tested and certified on the specific physical qualifications that affect a driver’s ability to safely operate the vehicle.

Transit agencies given flexibility in managing fuel prices

Secretary Ray LaHood today announced that selected transit agencies in cash-strapped municipalities from may now use certain FTA funds to cover the cost of the gas, diesel, and electric power that keeps buses, light rail, streetcars, and other transit vehicles running.

LaHood: $13.1 million to advance the adoption of green energy transit

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood has earmarked $13.1 million in federal funding for 11 innovative research and demonstration projects under FTA’s National Fuel Cell Bus Program.

FMCSA unveils new SaferBus app

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has unveiled its SaferBus iPhone/iPad application.

LaHood announces funding for vets' access to transportation

On Tuesday U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood announced the availability of approximately $30 million to create or increase access to local and regional transportation resources for veterans and military families.

LaHood streamlining federal funds competition process

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood has proposed a significant change in the way major transit projects compete for federal funds.

MIT to lead New England consortium on transportation safety

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, MA, announced its Engineering Systems Division Center for Transportation & Logistics (CTL) will lead the U.S. Department of Transportation Research & Innovative Technology Administration (RITA) University Transportation Center for the New England Region.

Gainesville Transit, AC Transit receive federal funds

Some $9 million is headed for the Gainesville Regional Transit System (RTS), thanks to the U.S. Department of Transportation.

LaHood will not run for second term

Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood said he will step down from his position after President Obama’s first term, and he has no plans to run for public office.

DOT welcomes public comment on bus safety plan

The FMCSA is inviting the public to comment on its draft strategic plan that will become a five-year guide to reducing bus and truck crashes, fatalities and injuries.