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  • U.S. Department of Transportation Names Small Business Innovation Research Program Phase I Award Recipients

    U.S. Department of Transportation Names Small Business Innovation Research Program Phase I Award Recipients | site |



    Nineteen U.S. small businesses will receive approximately $2,850,000 to research and develop innovative solutions to our nation’s transportation challenges


    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Transportation press release dated: May 13, 2021)

    Washington - – The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) announced that 19 U.S. small businesses will receive approximately $2,850,000 in Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program Phase I awards stemming from the Fiscal Year 2021 Phase I Solicitation announced earlier this year. Each year, the SBIR Program awards contracts to small businesses across the country to spur research and commercialization of innovative transportation technologies. A full list of this year’s Phase I awardees is available here. From coast to coast, small busin...
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  • U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg Announces 1.69 Billion Dollars for Amtrak in Response to COVID-19

    U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg Announces $1.69 Billion for Amtrak in Response to COVID-19 | site |



    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Railroad Administration press release dated: April 27, 2021) Washington - - U.S. Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg today announced that the Department of Transportation’s Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) is making more than $1.69 billion available to the National Railroad Passenger Corporation (Amtrak) to provide relief from the impacts of COVID-19 to the company’s business operations, workforce, and state funding partners. The funding is provided under the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021. “Help is here. The President’s American Rescue Plan is already delivering for workers and the traveling public,” said Secretary Pete Buttigieg. “This new assistance for Amtrak will get employees back to work and restore service on routes across the country, at a time ...
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  • USDOT Details Ongoing Efforts to Help Mitigate Potential Impacts of the Colonial Pipeline Disruption

    U.S. Department of Transportation Details Ongoing Efforts to Help Mitigate Potential Impacts of the Colonial Pipeline Disruption | site |



    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Transportation [USDOT] press release dated: May 11, 2021)


    Tuesday, May 11, 2021 - - The Biden-Harris Administration is continually assessing the impact of the ongoing Colonial Pipeline incident on fuel supplies for the East Coast and is monitoring reported shortages in parts of the Southeast. This ongoing effort includes evaluating resources the federal government can mobilize to mitigate potential impacts.

    As part of this process, the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) has started the work needed to enable consideration of a temporary and targeted waiver of the Jones Act.

    Today, USDOT’s Maritime Administration (MARAD) initiated a survey of Jones Act-qualified vessels to begin the process of evaluating what assets are available in the
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  • U.S. Department of Transportation Announces Up to 448 Million Dollars Loan for the 183A Phase III, 183S, and 290E Phase III Road Projects in Austin

    U.S. Department of Transportation Announces Up to $448 Million Loan for the 183A Phase III, 183S, and 290E Phase III Road Projects in Austin | site |



    Refinancing Projected to Save Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority More Than $80 Million


    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Transportation press release dated: March 2, 2021) Washington - - U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg today announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Build America Bureau (the Bureau) has provided an up to $448.38 million consolidated Transportation Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (TIFIA) loan to the Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority (CTRMA) for tollway projects in the Austin, Texas metropolitan area. This is the first TIFIA loan to be closed under the Biden Administration. This TIFIA loan will finance a new project and refinance and replace two current loans that the Bureau provided to CTRMA for t...
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  • FedEx Establishes New Initiative to Support Local HBCUs

    FedEx Establishes New Initiative to Support Local HBCUs

    FedEx Establishes New Initiative to Support Local HBCUs | site |



    $5 million commitment to four regionally based HBCUs builds on longstanding commitment to advance inclusion and empower economic opportunity in the Black community


    (Information contained in FedEx press release dated: February 10, 2021)


    Memphis, Tenn., Feb. 10, 2021 – FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX) announced today a pledge to commit $5 million to four Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) in Mississippi and Tennessee. The initiative will create valuable education and job readiness for students at Tennessee State University, Jackson State University, Mississippi Valley State University, and LeMoyne-Owen College. The initiative is a collaborative effort among FedEx and each school designed to help prepare students for the workforce beyond formal education. A portion of the multi-year commitment will be used to offer relief support to ...
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  • Boeing Forecasts Resilient Aviation Market for Latin America and Caribbean Despite Near-term Challenges

    Boeing Forecasts Resilient Aviation Market for Latin America and Caribbean Despite Near-term Challenges | site |



    Airlines expected to buy 2,610 airplanes, valued at $365 billion, through 2039

    Travel within South America projected to overtake passenger volume between Central and North America



    (Information contained in The Boeing Company press release dated: February 24, 2021) Seattle, Feb. 24, 2021 – Boeing [NYSE: BA] projects demand for 2,610 new airplanes in Latin America and the Caribbean over the next two decades. The new forecast reflects the near-term impact of the COVID-19 pandemic along with the long-term fundamentals for air travel. Single-aisle commercial models will comprise 90% of this airplane demand, reflecting the expansion of affordable travel opportunities across and within the region. This 20-year market for commercial aircraft is valued at $365 billion, according to Boeing’s 2020 Comm...
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  • U.S. Department of Transportation Announces FY 2021 Round of the Infrastructure for Rebuilding America Grant Program

    U.S. Department of Transportation Announces FY 2021 Round of the Infrastructure for Rebuilding America (INFRA) Grant Program | site |




    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Transportation press release dated: February 17, 2021) Washington - - The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) today announced it is seeking applicants for the Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 round of the Infrastructure for Rebuilding America (INFRA) discretionary grant program. INFRA grants will fund transportation projects of national and regional significance that are in line with the Biden Administration’s priorities including creating good-paying jobs, improving safety, applying transformative technology, and explicitly addressing climate change and racial equity. The funding available for this year’s grants totals approximately $889 million. The Department recognizes the role that infrastructure investment plays in economic development and job creation, and the a...
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  • Boeing Statement on United Airlines Flight 328 - - February 21, 2021

    Boeing Statement on United Airlines Flight 328 - - February 21, 2021

    Boeing Statement on United Airlines Flight 328 - - February 21, 2021 | site |



    (Information contained in the Boeing Company press release dated: February 21, 2021) Chicago, Feb. 21, 2021—Boeing today released the following statement: "Boeing is actively monitoring recent events related to United Airlines Flight 328. While the NTSB investigation is ongoing, we recommended suspending operations of the 69 in-service and 59 in-storage 777s powered by Pratt & Whitney 4000-112 engines until the FAA identifies the appropriate inspection protocol. Boeing supports the decision yesterday by the Japan Civil Aviation Bureau, and the FAA’s action today to suspend operations of 777 aircraft powered by Pratt & Whitney 4000-112 engines. We are working with these regulators as they take actions while these planes are on the ground and further inspections are conducted by Pratt & Whitney. Updates will be provided as more information becomes available."...
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  • Statement of Acting Federal Railroad Administrator Amit Bose on California High-Speed Rail

    Statement of Acting Federal Railroad Administrator Amit Bose on California High-Speed Rail | site |



    (Information contained in Federal Roadroad Administration [FRA] press release dated: February 9, 2021)


    Statement of Acting Federal Railroad Administrator Amit Bose on California High-Speed Rail

    “America has a chance to lead the world once more through innovation in infrastructure-- connecting our communities, creating good jobs, addressing climate change and ensuring equity. Passenger rail development, including world-class high-speed rail, can and must be a part of our strategy to accomplish these goals. As in many other arenas, California has taken the lead nationally to advance high-speed rail, starting an economically transformative project in the Central Valley and assuming the challenges that come with that leadership. The U.S. Department of Transportation looks forward to partnering with California...
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  • U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg Highlights Biden Administration’s Support for Transportation Workers and Additional COVID-19 Relief Funding

    U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg Highlights Biden Administration’s Support for Transportation Workers and Additional COVID-19 Relief Funding | site |



    Meets with leaders from Amtrak, and local transit agencies, as well as front line transit and rail workers at Union Station


    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Transportation press release dated: February 5, 2021)

    Washington - - Today, U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg met with Amtrak and transit officials as well as front line transit and rail workers at Union Station, where he discussed the importance of the recently announced federal mask requirements for public transportation employees and users to mitigate the risk of COVID-19 and highlighted the Biden Administration’s support for additional COVID-19 relief funding for public transportation.



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