U.S. Department of Transportation

Freight index rose in March

| May 13, 2010

The March Freight TSI gained 2.6 percent from March 2009, the first year-to-year increase in the freight index since July 2008.

Cross-border trucking proposal coming

Jill Dunn | May 12, 2010

DOT Secretary Ray LaHood said a cross-border trucking program plan with Mexico would be announced “closer than soon.”

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.

Michigan begins texting ban

| May 04, 2010

Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm on April 30 signed an anti-texting bill into law, making the state the 24th with such a ban. The newly signed legislation explicitly prohibits a person from reading, writing or sending ...

$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.

$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 20, 2010

Nebraska became the latest state to ban texting while driving. Gov. Dave Heineman signed a law last week that bans texting. Beginning July 1, texting while driving will be a secondary offense, which means police officers can’t ...

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