Recent Streetsblog SF posts about U.S. DOT

California High Speed Rail Central Valley Corridor Gets Federal Grant

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The U.S. Department of Transportation announced $2.4 billion in grants for high speed and commuter rail projects around the country today, including $900 million for various portions of California’s rail network and High-Speed Rail project. US DOT Secretary Ray LaHood compared the initial investment in high-speed rail networks across the country under the Obama Administration […]
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Obama Admin Will Make Its Transportation Push During the Next Congress

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President Obama is “going to throw his support behind a six-year reauthorization of the transportation program” in Congress. That was the word today from Roy Kienitz, who represented the Transportation Department today as he testified before the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee. In a meeting with transportation reform advocates last week, Secretary Ray LaHood […]
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On Transpo Bill, Administration Wants Congress to Sort Out The Details

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At a networking event for young transportation professionals yesterday, a member of the Department of Transportation’s policy team offered insight into the Obama administration’s strategy as it attempts to reset the nation’s transportation polices. Federal lawmakers usually set transportation policy by authorizing a major spending bill every five or six years. The last of these […]