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2014-03-07 16:20:17

WASHINGTON, March 7, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has ordered Salem, Mass.-based passenger carrier D'Boston Transportation, LLC, USDOT No. 2456132, to immediately cease all passenger transportation services due to widespread and serious noncompliance with federal safety regulations that has endangered the lives of its drivers, passengers and the motoring public. A closely related company,...

2014-02-25 12:20:37

WASHINGTON, Feb. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has ordered Atlanta-based STSC Transportation Services, Inc., USDOT No. 2350604, 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. Although the company is registered in Atlanta, Georgia, the company operates...

2014-01-22 12:20:42

Regulations on Access to Kiosks Violate Federal Law, Organization Says WASHINGTON, Jan. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Federation of the Blind (NFB), the oldest and largest nationwide organization of blind people, filed suit (case number:1:14-cv-00085) in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia today against the United States Department of Transportation (DOT). The suit challenges regulations, issued by the DOT under the Air Carrier Access Act...

2013-11-25 16:20:22

TUSCALOOSA, Ala., Nov. 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Motorists hitting the road for the Thanksgiving holiday will encounter slightly fewer deficient and functionally obsolete bridges despite continued funding uncertainty, according to the Better Roads 2013 Bridge Inventory. Structurally deficient (SD) and functionally obsolete (FO) are terms used by the U.S. Department of Transportation to describe bridges that do not meet current standards. In the survey of state road agencies, the...

2013-11-08 12:20:24

Experienced military truck and bus drivers will more easily be able to obtain civilian commercial driver's licenses under proposed FMCSA regulatory changes WASHINGTON, Nov. 8, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new study released today by the U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) recommended a series of regulatory changes to further ease the transition of military personnel and veterans into much-needed civilian jobs driving commercial motor...

2013-11-06 04:20:21

States, Local Governments, and Private Sector Organizations from Across the Country Receive Awards WASHINGTON, Nov. 6, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- At a Capitol Hill awards ceremony, the Roadway Safety Foundation (RSF) and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) today recognized 12 exemplary highway projects and programs from across the country as winners of the biennial National Roadway Safety Awards. Recipients of awards included State and local departments of transportation, a State...

2013-10-23 12:20:55

WASHINGTON, Oct. 23, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has ordered Philadelphia-based Bus Go Bus, Inc., USDOT No. 1956734, to immediately cease all commercial operations, declaring that its vehicles and drivers pose an imminent hazard to public safety. "We will not allow bus passengers or the motoring public to be put at risk by unsafe vehicles, commercial drivers or business operators," said U.S....

2013-08-29 23:18:21

The announcement that U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx has placed Sarah Feinberg in his Chief of Staff position comes as great news to WTS International, the association for the advancement of women in transportation. Washington, DC (PRWEB) August 29, 2013 U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx has announced that Sarah Feinberg will be joining the U.S. Department of Transportation as his Chief of Staff. “WTS International would like to congratulate Ms. Feinberg on her new...

2013-08-26 12:20:36

WASHINGTON, Aug. 26, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has begun a two-week strike force of passenger bus safety inspections across the country, part of the agency's Motorcoach Safety Initiative to remove high-risk buses and drivers from our roads. In addition to surprise inspections, investigators will also visit new bus companies to assess their levels of safety. "Buses are a convenient,...

2013-08-19 23:21:25

John Porcari will deliver the keynote presentation at the 2013 WTS Policy Symposium in September. The symposium will bring together high-profile transportation leaders across all modes in both public and private sectors to discuss technology, public-private partnerships, and the future of high-speed rail. Washington, DC (PRWEB) August 19, 2013 U.S. Deputy Secretary of Transportation John Porcari will deliver the keynote presentation at the 2013 WTS Policy Symposium next month. The...