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  • U.S. Department of Homeland Security Announces New Cybersecurity Requirements for Surface Transportation Owners and Operators

    U.S. Department of Homeland Security Announces New Cybersecurity Requirements for Surface Transportation Owners and Operators | site |



    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Homeland Security [DHS] press release dated: December 2, 2021)

    Washington - - DHS’s Transportation Security Administration (TSA) today announced two new Security Directives and additional guidance for voluntary measures to strengthen cybersecurity across the transportation sector in response to the ongoing cybersecurity threat to surface transportation systems and associated infrastructure. These actions are among several steps DHS is taking to increase the cybersecurity of U.S. critical infrastructure. “These new cybersecurity requirements and recommendations will help keep the traveling public safe and protect our critical infrastructure from evolving threats,” said Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro N. Mayorkas. “DHS will continue working with our partner...
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  • U.S. DOT Launches “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” Labor Day High- Visibility Enforcement Campaign

    U.S. DOT Launches “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” Labor Day High- Visibility Enforcement Campaign

    U.S. Department of Transportation Launches “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” Labor Day High- Visibility Enforcement Campaign | site |



    August 18 – September 6, 2021


    (Information contained in National Highway Traffic Safety Administration [NHTSA] press release dated: August 17, 2021)

    August 17, 2021 | Washington, DC - - The U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration kicked off its annual Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over Labor Day high-visibility enforcement campaign today, aimed at preventing impaired driving and improving safety for all road users. Joining NHTSA Acting Administrator Dr. Steven Cliff in spreading awareness about the deadly consequences of impaired driving and the steps being taken across the country to save lives and ensure equity in enforcement were representatives from Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD), the Governors’ Highway Safety Association (GHSA), Car
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  • Statement on the U.S. Department of Transportation issuance of Order that would Prohibit the Sale of Passenger Air Transportation between United States and Belarus

    Statement on the U.S. Department of Transportation issuance of Order that would Prohibit the Sale of Passenger Air Transportation between United States and Belarus | site |




    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Transportation press release dated: June 29, 2021) Today, June 29, 2021, the U.S. Department of Transportation issued an order proposing to prohibit the sale of passenger air transportation, including air transportation on an interline basis (e.g. tickets booked through one airline that contain flights operated by multiple airlines), between the United States and Belarus. DOT’s order is premised on the Department of State’s determination that, in light of the diversion of Ryanair flight 4978, it is in the foreign policy interests of the United States to limit transportation between the United States and Belarus. The prohibition would provide the ability for the U.S. Government to make case-by-cas...
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  • U.S. Department of Transportation Announces Today that Eligible Businesses Can Now Apply for the Aviation Manufacturing Jobs Protection Program

    U.S. Department of Transportation Announces Today that Eligible Businesses Can Now Apply for the Aviation Manufacturing Jobs Protection Program | site |




    $3 Billion can be used to help cover employee compensation costs for up to six months


    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Transportation press release dated: June 15, 2021)

    Washington - - Today, the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) announced the launch of the Aviation Manufacturing Jobs Protection (AMJP) program. The Department is encouraging eligible businesses of all sizes to apply for funding to protect jobs for workers as the industry climbs back from the impacts of the pandemic. This program is funded through the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021. Before the pandemic, the aerospace industry was estimated to employ approximately 2.2 million workers, including 1.2 million who worked in various parts of the supply chai
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  • U.S. Department of Transportation’s Office of Aviation Consumer Protection Initiates Enforcement Proceeding Seeking Approximately 25 million Dollars Against Air Canada for allegedly Extreme Delays in Providing Required Refunds

    U.S. Department of Transportation’s Office of Aviation Consumer Protection Initiates Enforcement Proceeding Seeking Approximately $25 million Against Air Canada for allegedly Extreme Delays in Providing Required Refunds | site |




    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Transportation press release dated: June 15, 2021) Washington - - The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Office of Aviation Consumer Protection (OACP) today announced that it has filed a formal complaint against Air Canada with an Administrative Law Judge regarding the carrier’s failure to provide refunds in a timely manner to thousands of consumers who requested them for flights to or from the United States that the carrier canceled or significantly changed. The OACP is seeking a civil penalty of $25,550,000 for Air Canada’s extreme delays in providing the required refunds. The civil penalty amount is based on a variety of factors, such as the consumer harm ca...
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  • U.S. Department of Transportation Releases Spring Regulatory Agenda

    U.S. Department of Transportation Releases Spring Regulatory Agenda

    U.S. Department of Transportation Releases Spring Regulatory Agenda | site |




    Agenda Highlights Department’s Commitment to Increase Safety, Fight Climate Change, Advance Equity and Build our Economy Back Better



    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Transportation press release dated: June 11, 2021) The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) announced the Department’s portions of the Unified Agenda (also known as the Spring Regulatory Agenda) today identifying the actions the Department plans to take over the next year and beyond to protect and serve the American people. USDOT’s Spring Regulatory Agenda demonstrates the Department’s commitment to safety for transportation workers and the traveling public, fighting climate change, advancing equity, and building our economy back better. Regulations are a critical tool to protect our citizens and workers, and ensure the safe and timely delivery of public goods and ser...
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  • U.S. Department of Transportation modernizes the Office of Personnel Management’s Financial Management, says it Saves Millions in Taxpayer Dollars

    U.S. Department of Transportation modernizes the Office of Personnel Management’s Financial Management, says it Saves Millions in Taxpayer Dollars| site |


    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Transportation press release dated: May 21, 2012) Washington D.C. - - The U.S. Department of Transportation announced that on May 12 the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) migrated to the Federal Aviation Administration Enterprise Service Center (FAA/ESC) Shared Financial and Procurement System. This migration was the result of a two-year collaborative effort to save time and money across government. The partnership among the Department, OPM, and the ESC will result in millions of dollars saved. Located at the Mike Monroney Aeronautical Center (MMAC) in Oklahoma City, the Department’s FAA/ESC is a leader in Shared Services across the federal government. ESC’s mission is to deliver reliable federal Shared Services in the areas of financial ...
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  • U.S. Department of Transportation Announces Expanded Local Hire and Workforce Development Pilot Programs

    U.S. Department of Transportation Announces Expanded Local Hire and Workforce Development Pilot Programs

    U.S. Department of Transportation Announces Expanded Local Hire and Workforce Development Pilot Programs | site |


    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Transportation press release dated: May 19, 2021) Washington - - U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg today announced expanded construction hiring and workforce development pilot programs to be managed by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (USDOT) Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and Federal Transit Administration (FTA). Buttigieg made the announcement at an event at the Frederick Douglass Memorial Bridge. “As we invest in world-class infrastructure for Americans, we want to make sure that our investments create jobs for people in the communities where the projects are located,” said U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg. “We’re proud to launch the Department’s local hiring initiative, with an additional focus on workforce development so that good jobs can b...
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  • U.S. Department of Transportation Statement on Wearing Masks While Traveling

    U.S. Department of Transportation Statement on Wearing Masks While Traveling

    U.S. Department of Transportation Statement on Wearing Masks While Traveling | site |


    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Transportation [USDOT] press release dated: May 14, 2021)

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Transportation Security Administration (TSA), and the U.S. Department of Transportation remind the traveling public that at this time if you travel, you are still required to wear a mask on planes, buses, trains, and other forms of public transportation traveling into, within, or out of the United States, and in U.S. transportation hubs such as airports and stations. 

    CDC guidance is clear that fully vaccinated people are safe to travel and can resume travel.
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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

    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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  • Coronavirus COVID-19 Update - - - FDA Allows More Flexible Storage, Transportation Conditions for Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine

    Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update: U.S. Food and Drug Administration Allows More Flexible Storage, Transportation Conditions for Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine | site |



    Update Provides Alternative Temperature for Transportation and Temporary Storage for Frozen Vials Before Dilution


    (Information contained in U.S. Food and Drug Administration [FDA] press release dated: February 25, 2021) Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced that it is allowing undiluted frozen vials of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine to be transported and stored at conventional temperatures commonly found in pharmaceutical freezers for a period of up to two weeks. This reflects an alternative to the preferred storage of the undiluted vials in an ultra-low temperature freezer between -80ºC to -60ºC (-112ºF to -76ºF). The change is being reflected in updates to the Fact Sheet for Healthcare Providers Administering Vaccine (Vaccination Providers)....
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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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    U.S. Department of Homeland Security Announces New Cybersecurity Requirements for Surface Transportation Owners and Operators
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    U.S. Department of Homeland Security Announces New Cybersecurity Requirements for Surface Transportation Owners and Operators | site |



    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Homeland Security [DHS] press release dated: December 2, 2021)

    Washington - - DHS’s Transportation Security Administration (TSA) today announced two new Security Directives and additional guidance for voluntary measures to strengthen cybersecurity across the transportation sector in response to the ongoing cybersecurity threat to surface transportation systems and associated infrastructure. These actions are among several steps DHS is taking to increase the cybersecurity of U.S. critical infrastructure. “These new cybersecurity requirements and recommendations will help keep the traveling public safe and protect our critical infrastructure from evolving threats,” said Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro N. Mayorkas. “DHS will continue working with our partner...
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    U.S. DOT Launches “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” Labor Day High- Visibility Enforcement Campaign
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    U.S. Department of Transportation Launches “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” Labor Day High- Visibility Enforcement Campaign | site |



    August 18 – September 6, 2021


    (Information contained in National Highway Traffic Safety Administration [NHTSA] press release dated: August 17, 2021)

    August 17, 2021 | Washington, DC - - The U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration kicked off its annual Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over Labor Day high-visibility enforcement campaign today, aimed at preventing impaired driving and improving safety for all road users. Joining NHTSA Acting Administrator Dr. Steven Cliff in spreading awareness about the deadly consequences of impaired driving and the steps being taken across the country to save lives and ensure equity in enforcement were representatives from Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD), the Governors’ Highway Safety Association (GHSA), Car
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    Statement on the U.S. Department of Transportation issuance of Order that would Prohibit the Sale of Passenger Air Transportation between United States and Belarus
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    Statement on the U.S. Department of Transportation issuance of Order that would Prohibit the Sale of Passenger Air Transportation between United States and Belarus | site |




    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Transportation press release dated: June 29, 2021) Today, June 29, 2021, the U.S. Department of Transportation issued an order proposing to prohibit the sale of passenger air transportation, including air transportation on an interline basis (e.g. tickets booked through one airline that contain flights operated by multiple airlines), between the United States and Belarus. DOT’s order is premised on the Department of State’s determination that, in light of the diversion of Ryanair flight 4978, it is in the foreign policy interests of the United States to limit transportation between the United States and Belarus. The prohibition would provide the ability for the U.S. Government to make case-by-cas...
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    U.S. Department of Transportation Announces Today that Eligible Businesses Can Now Apply for the Aviation Manufacturing Jobs Protection Program
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    U.S. Department of Transportation Announces Today that Eligible Businesses Can Now Apply for the Aviation Manufacturing Jobs Protection Program | site |




    $3 Billion can be used to help cover employee compensation costs for up to six months


    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Transportation press release dated: June 15, 2021)

    Washington - - Today, the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) announced the launch of the Aviation Manufacturing Jobs Protection (AMJP) program. The Department is encouraging eligible businesses of all sizes to apply for funding to protect jobs for workers as the industry climbs back from the impacts of the pandemic. This program is funded through the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021. Before the pandemic, the aerospace industry was estimated to employ approximately 2.2 million workers, including 1.2 million who worked in various parts of the supply chai
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    06-18-2021, 07:40 AM
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    U.S. Department of Transportation’s Office of Aviation Consumer Protection Initiates Enforcement Proceeding Seeking Approximately 25 million Dollars Against Air Canada for allegedly Extreme Delays in Providing Required Refunds
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    U.S. Department of Transportation’s Office of Aviation Consumer Protection Initiates Enforcement Proceeding Seeking Approximately $25 million Against Air Canada for allegedly Extreme Delays in Providing Required Refunds | site |




    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Transportation press release dated: June 15, 2021) Washington - - The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Office of Aviation Consumer Protection (OACP) today announced that it has filed a formal complaint against Air Canada with an Administrative Law Judge regarding the carrier’s failure to provide refunds in a timely manner to thousands of consumers who requested them for flights to or from the United States that the carrier canceled or significantly changed. The OACP is seeking a civil penalty of $25,550,000 for Air Canada’s extreme delays in providing the required refunds. The civil penalty amount is based on a variety of factors, such as the consumer harm ca...
    06-16-2021, 03:48 AM

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