bnv.fnr.news/agencies;dotnews=main;tile=1;pos=top;sz=728x90;ord=
7:32 am, November 28, 2014

Department of Transportation News

LaHood on shutdown showdown at FAA

A shutdown may be coming at the FAA. The Federal Drive gets the latest on that situation from Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood.

Friday - 07/22/2011, 11:20am EDT
Listen

Metro opens doors ... on the wrong side

Four times over the last several months, Metro operators have opened train doors on the wrong side of the track. As recently as Tuesday, a Blue Line train made the mistake at Metro Center.

Friday - 06/10/2011, 02:56pm EDT

How to pick the winners, losers of bus safety

If you've ever traveled on one of those discount bus lines, or are planning to, you may be wondering about the safety record of the bus company, especially after the deadly crash that killed four people on Interstate 95 Tuesday morning.

Wednesday - 06/01/2011, 02:48pm EDT

Local governments excel at pinpointing road trouble

Before you can build a road or fix a bridge, state governments have to know how to get the best bang for their buck. A new report says this region is doing well at making that assessment.

Wednesday - 05/11/2011, 11:42pm EDT

Md. leads way in measuring ROI in transportation

A new report says Maryland is a leader in providing tools to help policymakers prioritize transportation spending.

Wednesday - 05/11/2011, 05:37am EDT

'Fog' lifting over federal employees, officials say

The morale of workers is on the rise after recent events highlighted the work the government does, officials say. Agencies also are taking specific steps to address employee challenges in their own agencies. DoT Secretary Ray LaHood said "pot shots" at employees is unacceptable.

Wednesday - 05/04/2011, 07:37am EDT
Listen

New regs to improve hiring of college grads

OPM Director Berry said agencies are commenting on the rules to implement President Obama's executive order to bring college graduates more easily into the government. Berry also wants Congress to change the law so feds who want to retire can phase in their exit and act as mentors.

Wednesday - 05/04/2011, 07:29am EDT

CR could provide some BRAC traffic relief

The six-month continuing resolution Congress passed earlier this month was mostly about cuts, but it also included several hundred million dollars in new spending pushed through by the Maryland and Virginia congressional delegations. That money will pay to help solve some of the huge traffic problems this year's military personnel moves are expected to create around the DC area.

Tuesday - 04/19/2011, 07:52am EDT
Listen

Congress continues negotiations; Feds frustration grows

President Obama expects to have an answer Friday morning about whether a shutdown can be averted. Meanwhile agencies have new guidance from OMB on how to prepare to close down their offices. Federal workers vent frustrations and ask questions during a town hall meeting sponsored by Rep. Jim Moran.

Friday - 04/08/2011, 07:08am EDT
Listen

State and DOT Open Skies to Brazil

The agreement immediately removes restrictions on pricing and on the routes between each country that can be served by U.S. and Brazilian scheduled and charter airlines. We learn more about the Open Skies program from DOT's Susan Kurland.

Tuesday - 04/05/2011, 10:31am EDT
Listen

DoD, Energy lead in open source technology

OFSA conducted a survey to point out which departments and agencies were best using open source technologies.

Tuesday - 03/08/2011, 03:57pm EST
Listen

Many agencies are not under a hiring freeze

Federal News Radio surveyed 10 agencies to find out how they are preparing for a shutdown, and how operating under a continuing resolution is affecting their operations.

Thursday - 03/03/2011, 07:46pm EST

Three big budget issues still unsettled in Virginia

Virginia's lawmakers are heading toward the end of their 45-day legislative session with big decisions to make on the three big items that directly affect people's lives: transportation, education and health care

Sunday - 02/20/2011, 02:13pm EST

DOT contest launched to help cars connect on the road

Have your car call my truck and we'll avoid a traffic jam by having coffee? That's one vision of the future driving a challenge. DOT's Peter Appel brings us up to speed.

Monday - 01/31/2011, 12:04pm EST
Listen

Web 2.0 opens up rulemaking process

A website by Cornell University shows how federal rulemaking can become more transparent.

Tuesday - 01/18/2011, 12:05pm EST

Senate grills TSA on airport screenings

With one week until the holiday travel season begins, hearings are being held on airport screenings, including new pat-down techniques and full body scanners. Bob Cusack, managing editor of The Hill and John Adler, President of FLEOA join us with their takes.

Wednesday - 11/17/2010, 02:17pm EST
Listen

DoT intern program prepares women for career in transportation

The internship program at the Department of Transportation's Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU) trains women to pursue jobs in transportation.

Tuesday - 11/16/2010, 04:00pm EST
Listen

ARMY to revive blimps for combat?

The Army and the U.S. Transportation Command are investigating whether updated airships can be revived for both combat and humanitarian troop movement.

Tuesday - 11/16/2010, 09:40am EST

Cyberflaw found in DOT stimulus system

While Transportation officials say they haven't detected any incidents, but it isn't clear whether DOT's security problems could impact Recovery.gov or FederalReporting.gov.

Tuesday - 10/26/2010, 09:30am EDT
  •  
  • 5
  •