By introducing the climate adaptation and resilience plan, the U.S. Department of Transportation is supporting the whole-of-government approach to confronting the climate crisis.
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The Madison Street Bus Rapid Transit Project will improve connections between key destinations in downtown Seattle and the densely populated neighbourhoods in the surrounding area.
President Joe Biden has signed an Executive Order that sets an ambitious target to make half of all new vehicles sold in 2030 zero emission, electric vehicles.
Transit agencies have been crucial in providing citizens across the US with transit to and from their vaccine appointments, often free of charge.
The USDOT has reminded US travellers that it is still mandatory to wear a mask on public transportation, despite the CDC updating their mask guidance for fully vaccinated people last week.
The USDOT has sought to withdraw a rule that would have made it harder for individual states to set their own climate goals.
The restructuring of the US Department of Transportation continues after the election of President Biden with the appointment of another senior member of staff.
More funding is being made available for US transportation networks, as the DOT announces more than $30 billion in additional federal funding.
Smart Columbus has launched a mobility hub project, a connected vehicles and road safety project, and has re-commissioned an all-electric self-driving shuttle pilot to deliver food to communities in need.
The University Transportation Centers have been awarded the grants in a bid to accelerate research and education into American transportation solutions.
The policy document - Pathways to the Future of Transportation – is intended to serve as a roadmap for innovators of new cross modal technologies to engage with the Department.