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Department of Transportation News

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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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

OSHA says stop texting behind the wheel

Because motor vehicle crashes are a leading cause of worker fatalities, OSHA and DOT are teaming up to combat distracted driving. OSHA's David Michaels has details.

Friday - 10/15/2010, 10:41am EDT
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DoT, NASA use Web 2.0 to increase satisfaction

What makes one federal agency better than another in terms of worker contentment? One of Washington's good government groups did some additional digging in the wake of the federal "Best Places to Work" survey and found that better communication using social networking tools helped at least two agencies move up the list.

Tuesday - 09/21/2010, 07:19am EDT
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DoT envisions human-free car operation

Learn more about the DOT's research currently underway when Dr. Robert Bertini, the acting director of the Intelligent Transportation Systems program at DOT, talks to Federal News Radio.

Tuesday - 09/07/2010, 10:31am EDT
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Best Places to Work released for 2010

The annual rankings of the best (and worst) places to work in the federal government are out. We get details from Max Stier with the Partnership for Public Service

Wednesday - 09/01/2010, 10:08am EDT
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What's the best place to work in the federal government?

The Partnership for Public Service along with the Institute for the Study of Public Policy Implementation at American University released its annual rankings of the best places to work in the federal government.

Tuesday - 08/31/2010, 08:57pm EDT
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Vote: Which agency has the best transportation options?

As part of our Best of the Federal Government series, we asked you to nominate the agencies with the best transportation or parking options. Vote now for your favorite!

Friday - 08/27/2010, 03:28pm EDT

Peter H. Appel on RITA's mission

August 23rd and 25th

RITA's mission is to promote transportation research, solid analysis, and education across the different operating agencies within the USDOT.

Monday - 08/23/2010, 12:50pm EDT
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Which agency has the best transportation options?

Nominate the agency that you think has the best transportation and parking options in the federal government.

Friday - 08/20/2010, 04:22pm EDT
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