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DOT gave unsafe bus operator extra time to appeal

Transportation Department officials say they were about to shut down a bus company involved in a deadly crash in Virginia but then gave the company extra time to appeal an unsatisfactory safety rating.

Tags: SkyExpress , U.S. Department of Transportation , Kin Yiu Cheung , Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration , Sherrod Brown , Kay Bailey Hutchinson , Tom Coburn , Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety

Tuesday - 05/31/2011, 08:16am EDT
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'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.

Tags: management , John Berry , Shaun Donovan , Kathleen Sebelius , OPM , HHS , Transportation , HUD , Max Stier , Partnership for Public Service , employee morale , Employee Viewpoint Survey , Jason Miller

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

Tags: pay and benefits , management , John Berry , Shaun Donovan , OPM , DoT , HUD , Partnership for Public Service , hiring reforms , Pathways , Jason Miller

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

Federal funding to improve bus travel in D.C. region

Millions of dollars in federal funding will help further an ambitious new plan to enhance bus travel throughout the D.C. region.

Tags: Veirs Mill Road , Leesburg Pike , Tysons Corner , Montgomery County , University Boulevard , Purple Line , Van Dorn , bus travel , bus corridor , bus lanes , Adam Tuss , Gary Emerling

Tuesday - 12/14/2010, 05:04pm EST

Videos show 'heartbreak' of distracted driving

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood says people need to "take personal responsibility" and not use cell phones while driving.

Tags: distracted driving , texting while driving , cell phone , U.S. Department of Transportation , Colleen Kelleher

Tuesday - 11/16/2010, 07:07am EST

Too much texting, talking: D.C. nears record number of citations

More than 11,000 citations have already been issued in the District.

Tags: Cathy Lanier , distracted driving , cell phone ban , texting , texting ban , texting while driving , Gary Emerling

Tuesday - 10/19/2010, 05:24pm EDT

Do texting bans contribute to crashes?

Drivers may be lowering their phones so police can't see them texting. As a result, their eyes aren't on the road.

Tags: cell phone , cell phone ban , texting ban , texting while driving , Colleen Kelleher , Sprawl & Crawl , Sprawl and Crawl ,

Tuesday - 09/28/2010, 08:56am EDT

A bright 'idea' from DOT

The Transportation Department is hoping a new idea drives employees down the Information Superhighway toward better collaboration.

Tags: IdeaHub , Department of Transportation , DoT , Collaboration Center , collaboration , technology

Tuesday - 08/03/2010, 06:00am EDT

House passage of Senate jobs bill would end DoT furloughs

Senate also considering separate extension bill that would end furloughs, but Sen. Bunning has put hold on it. Transportation furloughs 2,000 employees and stops 41 major construction projects because it doesn't have funding.

Tags: pay and benefits , Nancy Pelosi , Harry Reid , Frank Lautenberg , James Oberstar , Richard Durbin , Jim Bunning , House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee , Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Commit , DoT , employee furloughs

Monday - 03/01/2010, 03:58pm EST

OIRA head Cass Sunstein is rethinking the mindset of regulation

Many federal government watchers think the former Harvard Law Professor has turned OIRA into a 'living laboratory' for writing government regulations based on behavioral economics.

Tags: management , Cass Sunstein , OIRA , OMB , Peter Orszag , DoT , American University's Washington College of Law , President Obama , Max Cacas , American University

Wednesday - 02/17/2010, 03:50pm EST
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