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U.S. to spend $703 million on improving ports

(Source: Reuters, October 28, 2022) The U.S. Transportation Department announced on Friday it is awarding $703 million for 41 port infrastructure projects in 22 states and American Samoa, according to documents seen by Reuters. Full story: Reuters

Lyons tapped for Supply Chain Task Force

(Source: Railway Age, May 31, 2022) NEW YORK — The White House and the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) have appointed retired Gen. Stephen R. Lyons as Port and Supply Chain Envoy to the Biden administration’s Supply Chain Disruptions Task Force. Full story:...

Norm Mineta, DOT secretary in 9/11 era, dies

(Source: Associated Press, April 3, 2022) ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Norman Mineta, who broke racial barriers for Asian Americans serving in high-profile government posts and ordered commercial flights grounded after the 9/11 terror attacks as the nation’s federal...

OIG: FRA must improve track inspection program

(Source: Progressive Railroading, May 2, 2022) The U.S. Department of Transportation Office of Inspector General has recommended that the Federal Railroad Administration improve its track inspection program. Full story: Progressive Railroading