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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In addition to its proof-of-concept research, USDOT has successfully executed a real-world test of a digital certificate system as part of the Connected Vehicle Pilot Deployment Program.
"FTA has been told the intent is for the Gateway Development Corporation to become the entity responsible for construction," the USDOT spokesperson said.
However, the maximum insurance coverage available in the commercial rail insurance market is limited to around $1 billion per carrier, per incident, according to USDoT, so railroads are under-insured against the risk of a catastrophic accident.
In total, USDOT and the CV pilot sites conducted more than 100 interoperability test runs for four test application-based cases--(1) forward collision warning, (2) intersection movement assist, (3) emergency electronic brake lights, and (4) reception of vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I) signal phase and timing (SPaT) and MAP (mobile application part) messages to support red light violation warnings.
Gateway is just one example, and we hope that Secretary Chao and USDOT take action to help remove another roadblock to building the most urgent transportation infrastructure project in the county."
However, they do believe the USDOT must keep a watchful eye on the airline industry in the coming months.
Applications closed in December 2018, and USDOT anticipates announcing the awards of $7.5 million for each center in spring 2019.
The Bush Administration's USDOT transition team has highlighted aviation mergers and customer service as top priorities.
USDOT will use the results of the Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Integration Pilot Program to accelerate the safe integration of UAS into the national airspace and to realize the benefits of unmanned technology in the Nation's economy.
Department of Transportation (USDOT) issued a notice soliciting public comment and input on its legislative proposal to reauthorize the Hazardous Materials Transportation Act (HMTA), which is the statutory basis for the USDOT's hazardous materials program.