Tag Archives: DOT

Sneak Preview: Detailed High-Speed Rail Grants Guidance Sought

(The following was excerpted from an article in the Federal Grants Management Handbook.) The Federal Railroad Administration must establish grants management guidance with clear goals and performance measures to ensure that its High Speed Intercity Passenger Rail Program is implemented…

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Sneak Preview: GAO Encourages Motorcycle Safety Grant Flexibility

(The following was excerpted from an article in the Federal Grants Management Handbook.) To help states develop more ways to reduce motorcycle crashes and fatalities, the Government Accountability Office has asked Congress to allow states to use the motorcyclist safety…

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Sneak Preview: Clearer Roles Sought for Highway Project Oversight

(The following was excerpted from an article in the Federal Grants Management Handbook.) As the Federal Highway Administration and states develop agreements for overseeing highway infrastructure project awards, FHWA must do more to clarify each party’s roles and responsibilities to…

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The Train’s Leaving So Don’t Get Left Behind!

The future of public transportation has reached a critical juncture, and public transit agencies should be wary of what funds are available and how to get their portion of these funds.

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Sneak Preview: FHWA To Assess Contract Competition Procedures

(The following was excerpted from an article in the Federal Grants Management Handbook.) A Federal Highway Administration policy expected by the end of the year will call for a review of state bidding and contract awarding procedures to ensure states…

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Sneak Preview: TSA Developing Plan To Mitigate Amtrak Attacks

(This post is based on an upcoming article in the Federal Grants Management Handbook.) Federal transportation security officials are working with Amtrak on a systemwide security plan with grants to reduce the risk of terrorist attacks at Amtrak’s train stations, according…

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Sneak Preview: FHWA Urged To Strengthen Local Project Oversight

(This post is based on an upcoming article in the Federal Grants Management Handbook.) New Federal Highway Administration policy expected by the end of September could increase the agency’s scrutiny of federally funded local road projects and boost the effectiveness of…

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L/SFR Sneak Peek: Budget Climate Makes Transportation Reauthorization Challenging

(This story is excerpted from the June 13 Local/State Funding Report.) Despite broad agreement that transportation infrastructure investments are critical, the U.S. still lacks a broad transportation reauthorization bill, injecting a high level of uncertainty into the conversations about transportation…

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All Aboard: Unclaimed High-Speed Rail $ Officially Available

The funding train for high-speed rail projects is leaving the station…again. Good news this week for all those states vying for a slice of the federal high-speed rail funds Florida turned down: the Department of Transportation’s Federal Railroad Administration said…

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