U.S. Department of Transportation

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U.S. Department of Transportation

Establishes national transportation policy, including highway planning, and supervises programs for urban mass transit; railroads; aviation; and the safety of waterways, ports, highways, and pipelines. Administers the Transportation Act of 1966, which protects historic sites from being adversely affected by transportation projects.
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Also in 1991, USDOT established the IVHS Joint Program Office (JPO) to coordinate intermodal policy in the implementation of the IVHS program.
Schumer today said that while the investigation is a good step, and he eagerly awaits the results of the review, the USDOT should move forward with addressing some of the underlying issues immediately.
On the heels of extensive research, development, and testing, USDOT now is engaged in the exciting stage of real-world pilots and deployments--including sites in Wyoming, New York City, and Tampa, FL.
USDOT and the Administration will use the findings of these reports as they continue to examine this issue, along with several others, in the airline industry.
USDOT secured 34 proposals in 3 categories: pre-trip and concierge services, safe intersection crossing, and wayfinding and navigation.
Any comments regarding best practice examples or problems with the existing structure will help USDOT address local concerns in the development of their reauthorization proposal.
The FAST Act contained a provision requiring USDOT and the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to collaborate and develop a streamlined and efficient process whereby VA physicians can join the National Registry for Certified Medical Examiners (NRCME).
USDOT is developing resources to help States obtain and report standard and consistent data on serious injuries.
This new program links the operations of a number of USDOT agencies with concerns in transportation and public safety, along with the Dept.
Across the Nation, USDOT is pilot testing vehicles that can communicate with each other and with the roads around them.
After the meeting, the USDOT announced the formation of two task forces: one on airline service quality performance and one to identify "best practices" in the industry.