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2011-06-08 11:07:00

Funding, Modernization Strategies Expected by August HARRISBURG, Pa., June 8, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Transportation Funding Advisory Commission (TFAC) met on June 6 to discuss various modernization strategies for PennDOT to invest an additional $2 billion to $2.5 billion annually into Pennsylvania's transportation infrastructure. The commission has met three times this year and its members expect to finalize and deliver the plan to Gov. Tom Corbett by Aug. 1. During...

2011-06-01 08:00:00

HUNTSVILLE, Ala., June 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Intergraph® announces that the Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department (AHTD) recently selected I/Incident Analyst to improve the safety of its roadways. Of the 32 billion vehicle miles traveled in Arkansas last year, 78 percent occurred within the state highway system managed by AHTD. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081211/DECLOGO ) According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration,...

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2011-05-27 09:15:00

On Wednesday, the federal government unveiled new fuel economy window stickers for vehicles starting with the 2013 model year. The stickers will include estimated annual fuel costs and the vehicle's overall environmental impact. The new labels represent the first big change to the sticker program's 35-year history.  The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of Transportation dismissed another design that would have prominently displayed a letter grade from A to D,...

2011-05-10 14:14:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., May 10, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Interstate travelers across Northwestern Pennsylvania may enjoy smoother travels following the installation of a wireless network of traffic cameras, dynamic message signs and highway advisory radio systems. The Department of Transportation says the region's Intelligent Transportation System, or ITS, will mostly be funded by the federal government. "ITS provides the tools PennDOT needs to keep motorists better informed of crashes,...

2011-05-06 13:08:00

Can address security aspects of potential al-Qaida rail attacks on 9/11 anniversary SAN JOSE, Calif., May 6, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following the revelation that al-Qaida may have been planning U.S. rail attacks on the tenth anniversary of September 11, the Mineta Transportation Institute (MTI) is offering its rail security and disaster management experts for media interviews. Brian Michael Jenkins, director of MTI's National Transportation Security Center of Excellence (NTSCOE),...

2011-04-28 14:40:00

ARLINGTON, Va., April 28, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NACD has serious concerns about the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration's proposed rule to prohibit the transportation of flammable liquids in external product piping, known as wetlines, on Department of Transportation specification cargo tank motor vehicles. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100811/NACDLOGO) "The primary concern is that such a rule would be difficult to enforce and would interfere...

2011-04-20 08:30:00

WASHINGTON, April 20, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Air Transport Association of America (ATA), the industry trade association for the leading U.S. airlines, today issued the following statement in response to the Department of Transportation (DOT) issuance of the Passenger Protections Final Rule. "ATA appreciates that DOT shares our goal of providing safe, reliable transportation, treating customers fairly and providing the best service possible. The airline industry supports...

2011-04-13 12:30:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., April 13, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Motorcyclists attending the Sturgis Road Show at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex and Expo Center in Harrisburg this weekend are invited to enhance their safety skills at two seminars offered by the Department of Transportation. The first seminar, offered at 11 a.m. on April 16 and 17, will give riders the opportunity learn about the Live Free Ride Alive (LFRA) campaign. Participants will be able to view the LFRA campaign...

2011-03-04 14:58:00

ARLINGTON, Va., March 4, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Association of Chemical Distributors (NACD) filed comments today in response to a notice of proposed rulemaking from the Department of Transportation (DOT) Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) regarding Hours of Service of Drivers. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100811/NACDLOGO) In the comments, NACD expressed grave concerns about the FMCSA's December 29 proposed hours of service rule. The...

2011-02-28 08:00:00

MCLEAN, Va., Feb. 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Booz Allen Hamilton announced it has won a contract to help the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) enhance intelligent transportation systems, such as those that allow vehicles, infrastructure, and passengers' personal communications devices to communicate. The multiple-award Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract in support of the FHWA Research & Innovation Technology Administration (RITA) Intelligent Transportation...