Department of Transportation (DOT)

Biden-Harris Administration Announces 3rd Year of SMART Grants, Funding Transportation Technology & Innovation 

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) announced today that it is accepting applications for the third year of its Strengthening Mobility and Revolutionizing Transportation (SMART) Grants Program. The SMART Grants Program was made possible by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, signed by President Biden on November 15, 2021. As … [continued]

Midjourney-generated image of freight truck covered in circuitry and sparks.

Biden-Harris Administration Releases First-Ever National Strategy to Accelerate Deployment of Zero-Emission Infrastructure for Freight Trucks

Landmark Strategy Will Build on New National Electric Vehicle Freight Corridors Designated by the Federal Highway Administration and Advance the President’s Clean Transportation Goal to Decarbonize the Freight Sector to Improve Our Communities, the Environment, and the Economy WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Biden-Harris Administration today released the National Zero-Emission Freight Corridor … [continued]

U.S. Department of Transportation Announces $31.4 Million Loan to Upgrade Critical Rail Lines in California

New and Improved Rail Infrastructure Will Enhance Safety and Supply Chain for the Region  WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) today announced that its Build America Bureau (Bureau) provided a $31.4 million Railroad Rehabilitation and Improvement Financing (RRIF) loan to the Sierra Northern Railway (SNR) and Mendocino Railway (MRY) to expand and … [continued]

"The first NEVI-funded electric vehicle charging station opens in Ohio." Photo from Ohio Department of Transportation.

Biden-Harris Admin Celebrates USA’s 1st NEVI-Funded EV Charging Stations in Ohio & New York

Stations in London, Ohio and Kingston, New York Are Historic Step Towards Building an Electrified Transportation System that is Convenient, Affordable, and Reliable for All Americans KINGSTON, NEW YORK — The Biden-Harris Administration applauds Ohio and New York for opening America’s first electric vehicle (EV) fast charging stations funded through … [continued]

U.S. Department of Energy, U.S. Department of Transportation, & Transport Canada — Taking Action to…

Today, on the margins of COP28, United States Secretary of Energy Jennifer M. Granholm, United States Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg, and Canada’s Minister of Transport, Pablo Rodriguez issued the following statement: “The governments of the United States and Canada share a strong commitment to addressing the urgent global challenge of … [continued]

U.S. Army National Guard photo by Capt. Joe Legros, Public Domain

Will Federal EV Programs Continue In Government Shutdown?

With a nasty political atmosphere in Washington, DC, the federal government is flying headlong into a shutdown. But, government shutdowns are a complex issue, and they don’t affect all government departments and programs the same. In this article, I’m going to look at a few key facts about government shutdowns … [continued]

$3 Million in “Quick Release” Emergency Relief Funding for Traffic Management & Repairs to Infrastructure…

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) today announced the immediate availability of $3 million in “quick release” (QR) Emergency Relief (ER) funds, the current total QR requested by the Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT), to offset costs associated with traffic management services and repairs to … [continued]

Biden-Harris Administration Announces $13.4 Million Funding Opportunity for Transit-Oriented Development

Priority will be given to mixed-use development projects near transit stations that promote affordable housing The U.S. Department of Transportation today announced the availability of approximately $13.4 million in competitive grant funds through the Federal Transit Administration’s (FTA) Pilot Program for Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) Planning. The funding will support local … [continued]