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DOT seeks comment on transportation plan

| May 10, 2010

The U.S. Department of Transportation is seeking public comment to help finalize a new strategic plan.

Wisconsin to ban texting

| May 05, 2010

Now half of the states prohibit texting while behind the wheel in some form.

$48.8B in highway funds ready

| April 21, 2010

The U.S. Department of Transportation announced $48.8 billion in highway funds is available for federal projects.

Nebraska latest state to ban texting

| April 16, 2010

Beginning July 1, texting while driving will be a secondary offense, carrying a $200 fine.

DOT funds to go to Rhode Island roads

| April 12, 2010

The $3 million in federal funds will help Rhode Island repair and reconstruct six key bridges that are closed.

Trucking groups oppose fuel economy rules action

| April 09, 2010

A Senate bill would transfer authority from DOT to EPA when determining fuel economy rules for medium- and heavy-duty trucks.

Crackdown on drivers using cell phones

| April 09, 2010

Pilot programs in Hartford and Syracuse will test whether increased law enforcement can get drivers to reduce cell phone use.

DOT program to shift cargo to water from highways

| April 08, 2010

Aim is to bypass congested roads around busy ports and reduce greenhouse gases.

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