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September 10, 2013by Caron WhitakerAt the National Bike Summit in March, Secretary Ray LaHood committed U.S. DOT to improving safety for bicycling and reiterated a promise to look at the agency's design guidelines for building bicycling facilities. Today, Secretary Anthony Foxx assumes LaHood's mantle in a significant way. I am in Boulder, Colo., at the bi-annual Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals conference where...
September 5, 2013by Darren FluscheThe moment many transportation watchers have been waiting for arrived today as the U.S. Department of Transportation announced the recipients of $474 million in the fifth round of federal TIGER grants. Among the notable winners for bicycling and walking are a 2.5 mile expansion of Atlanta's Beltline Corridor Trail; a regional pedestrian infrastructure project in Foley, AL; a complete streets...
August 30, 2013by Andy ClarkeOn Tuesday, August 27th the U.S. Department of Transportation released a draft strategic plan for public comment. The 94-page document lays out how the U.S. Department of Transportation proposes to manage our transportation system for the next five years -- guiding the work of some 57,000 federal employees and heavily influencing some $205 billion of annual spending on highways in this country.
May 23, 2013by Caron WhitakerCharlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx is one step closer to becoming the new Secretary of Transportation, and after yesterday’s hearing before the Senate Commerce Committee, his appointment seems assured.
May 22, 2013by Caron WhitakerT