BIDEN-HARRIS ADMIN/CABINET/TRANSPORTATION: “Over the past few weeks, Vice President-Elect Harris and I have been announcing nominees to our cabinet. They are people of the highest character, varied experiences and backgrounds who are going to help us beat this pandemic, keep us safe and secure, and build our economy back better than it ever was… We’ll […]

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BIDEN PEOPLE/CLIMATE CHANGE/INFRASTRUCTURE/JOBS/JOE BIDEN/NOMINATIONS/TRANSPORTATION: “Mayor @PeteButtigieg is a leader, patriot, and problem-solver. He speaks to the best of who we are as a nation. I am nominating him for Secretary of Transportation because he’s equipped to take on the challenges at the intersection of jobs, infrastructure, equity, and climate.“ ––Joe Biden, Twitter.com, December 15, 2020 […]

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CANADA/TRANSPORTATION/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Based on the strong recommendation of @SenDanSullivan and @repdonyoung of the Great State of Alaska, it is my honor to inform you that I will be issuing a Presidential Permit for the A2A Cross-Border Rail between Alaska & Canada. Congratulations to the people of Alaska & Canada!“ ––Donald Trump, Twitter.com, September 25, […]

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FAKE NEWS/HOUSING/JOE BIDEN/TRANSPORTATION/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Fake News asks why I bring up [Senator Cory] Booker. It’s because Biden supports Booker’s bill that forces federal control of local zoning and low income housing in suburbs… …If in doubt, ask why the bill withholds $12 billion in highway funds until local authorities agree to federal control? I […]

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CONGRESS/JOE BIDEN/TRANSPORTATION: “Across the country, people rely on public transportation to get to work, see loved ones, and access essential services. But that’s all under threat because Republicans refuse to do their jobs. Congress must act now to save public transit.” -Joe Biden, Twitter.com, Sep. 1, 2020 10:34 am […]

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FLORIDA/INFRASTRUCTURE/TRANSPORTATION: “Good news for Florida! I’m awarding $27.8M from @USDOT in federal infrastructure funds to five areas including Orlando, Jacksonville, Ft. Myers/Naples, St. Petersburg, and Tampa. Happy to support bus service for the people in beautiful Florida!“ ––Donald Trump, Twitter.com, August 12, 2020 8:44 am […]

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ECONOMY/NEVADA/TRANSPORTATION: “Reno-Stead Airport has big bucks coming its way. I’m designating over $4.8 million from @USDOT to reconstruct the airport’s taxiway and ramp. This, along with 4 other airport grants to Nevada, will help in the economic recovery and GROWTH of the State!“ ––Donald Trump, Twitter.com, July 29, 2020 5:56 am […]

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FLORIDA/TRANSPORTATION: “.@USDOT is committing $21.8M for the FIRST transit project of this kind in the Tampa Bay region. It will connect St. Petersburg to popular beaches through state-of-the-art transit buses with FREE WiFi. Will be a major help to heavily populated parts of the Great State of Florida!“ –Donald Trump, Twitter.com, May 28, 2020 11:43 […]

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CARESACT/NEW YORK/TRANSPORTATION: “Another $298M heading to @MTA, adding up to over $2B in federal funding from @USDOT so far, part of the $3.9B total from the CARES Act. This is critical to keeping essential personnel moving and aiding metro NYC in recovery. We are here for the people of New York!“ –Donald Trump, Twitter.com, May […]

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TRANSPORTATION: “The Tulsa, Oklahoma area has been approved for a transportation loan from the @USDOT of up to $120M to help expand highway on the Gilcrease Expressway West Project. This will mean less congestion and faster routes to popular spots! @GovStitt“ –Donald Trump, Twitter.com, May 20, 2020 4:42 am […]

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ECONOMY/TEXAS/TRANSPORTATION: “Great news for the Dallas area! Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) will be receiving $229M in funding to keep front line workers, and the many riders that depend on transit, employed and safe. This will be critical to economic recovery! @GregAbbott_TX @dartmedia“ –Donald Trump, Twitter.com, May 20, 2020 4:35 am […]

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FEDERAL FUNDING/TRANSPORTATION: “I am pleased to announce that the Seattle area’s @SoundTransit will receive over $166M in federal funds from @USDOT to help keep the transit system open & operational, helping get people to work or make necessary trips. These funds help replace lost fare revenue, very important!“ –Donald Trump, Twitter.com, May 19, 2020 6:36 […]

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FEDERAL FUNDING/TRANSPORTATION: “I am proud to announce the Portland Area’s @trimet will receive over $184M in federal funds to support continued operations of their transit system. This will keep workers on the job and help the economic recovery by ensuring reliable transportation!“ –Donald Trump, Twitter.com, May 19, 2020 6:26 am […]

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CALIFORNIA/FEDERAL FUNDING/TRANSPORTATION: “I am proud to announce the San Francisco Bay Area will receive over $700M in federal funds to support continued operations and support workers at @flySFO Intl Airport and for transit on @sfmta_muni & @SFBart. This money will aid in economic recovery!“ –Donald Trump, Twitter.com, May 19, 2020 6:25 am […]

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NEW YORK/TRANSPORTATION/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Even though he declared himself a citizen of Florida last year, President Trump continues to loom over the city that was once his home. Since his surprise victory in 2016, Mr. Trump has increasingly clashed with New York lawmakers, many of them the same people he had spent years donating to […]

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NEW YORK/TRANSPORTATION/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Looking forward to helping New York City and Governor @andrewcuomo complete the long anticipated, and partially built, Second Avenue Subway. Would be extended to East 125th Street in Harlem. Long in the making, they now have the team that can get it done!” –Donald Trump, Twitter.com, August 24, 2019 10:24 am […]

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FEDERAL FUNDING/NEW YORK/TRANSPORTATION/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “In an effort to revive stalled plans for a new cross-Hudson rail tunnel — a proposal many consider the most important, unfunded construction project in the New York metropolitan area, if not the country — the project’s planners on Friday [8-23-19] proffered a funding proposal they hope will prove more […]

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CALIFORNIA/FEDERAL FUNDING/TRANSPORTATION/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “The federal Transportation Department on Thursday [5-16-19] fulfilled its promise to cancel a nearly $1 billion grant that would have helped pay for California’s bullet train, in yet another blow for the ambitious high-speed rail project meant to connect Los Angeles to the Bay Area. In a letter to state officials, […]

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DHS/GOP/SENATE/TRANSPORTATION/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Donald Trump is set to meet with Republican senators on Wednesday [5-1-19] over a proposal to waive rules that only U.S.-flagged ships can move natural gas from American ports to Puerto Rico and the U.S. Northeast. The nearly 100-year-old Jones Act mandates the use of U.S.-flagged vessels to transport merchandise between […]

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CALIFORNIA/TRANSPORTATION/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “I hope the grandstanding Governor of California is able to spend his very highly taxed citizens money on asylum holds more efficiently than money has been spent on the so-called Fast Train, which is $Billions over budget & in total disarray. Time to reduce taxes in California!” –Donald Trump, Twitter.com, March 9, […]

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CALIFORNIA/TRANSPORTATION/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “DOT made the first move toward taking back the federal funding given to California for its high-speed rail project, canceling $929 million that had yet to go out and saying it will try to get back $2.5 billion in additional grants that were already sent. Your host has more on the attempt […]

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BORDER/CALIFORNIA/TRANSPORTATION/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/WALL: “If you weren’t already confused about the status of California’s controversial bullet train after Gov. Gavin Newsom’s State of the State address, you might be soon. During his speech last week, the governor said the high-speed rail network as it was initially envisioned — as a link between Los Angeles and the […]

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CALIFORNIA/TRANSPORTATION/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “California now wants to scale back their already failed ‘fast train’ project by substantially shortening the distance so that it no longer goes from L.A. to San Francisco. A different deal and record cost overruns. Send the Federal Government back the Billions of Dollars WASTED!” –Donald Trump, Twitter.com, February 20, 2019 9:13 […]

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ATTORNEY GENERAL/NOMINATION/TRANSPORTATION/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/TRUMP PEOPLE: “President Donald Trump intends to nominate Deputy Transportation Secretary Jeffrey Rosen to be the new deputy attorney general, the White House announced in a news release Tuesday [2-19-19]. Trump’s announcement comes following the confirmation of new attorney general William Barr and as current deputy attorney general Rod Rosenstein prepares for […]

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CALIFORNIA/TRANSPORTATION/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “The U.S. Department of Transportation plans to cancel $929 million in federal funding for California’s high-speed rail project, threatening the state’s plan to complete the first phase of a project that has intensified a rivalry between President Donald Trump and California Gov. Gavin Newsom. In a Tuesday [2-19-19] letter from the Federal […]

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CALIFORNIA/SPENDING/TRANSPORTATION/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “The administration Tuesday [2-19-19] threatened to withdraw almost a billion dollars in federal funds allocated to a high-speed rail line in California, but the state’s governor counterpunched by suggesting the threat was retaliation for fighting President Donald Trump’s ‘national emergency’ declaration on a border wall. On Tuesday evening, the Transportation Department threatened […]

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CALIFORNIA/ENVIRONMENT/TRANSPORTATION/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “California has been forced to cancel the massive bullet train project after having spent and wasted many billions of dollars. They owe the Federal Government three and a half billion dollars. We want that money back now. Whole project is a ‘green’ disaster!” -Donald Trump, Twitter.com, February 13, 2019 8:29 pm […]

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SEX ABUSE/TRANSPORTATION/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “The Trump administration is taking a closer look at sexual harassment happening in the sky. On Thursday [11-15-18], Department of Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao announced the creation of a National In-Flight Sexual Misconduct Task Force, which will ‘review current practices, protocols and requirements of U.S. airlines in responding to and […]

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DEMS/NEW YORK/TRANSPORTATION/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Trump and Andrew M. Cuomo, the liberal governor of New York, may not share much common ground, but they both like to build big things. Mr. Cuomo, who fancies himself a modern-day Robert Moses, wants to appeal to the master builder in Mr. Trump to gain his support for a […]

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ENERGY/EPA/TRANSPORTATION/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “As the Trump administration moves to freeze vehicle fuel efficiency standards, some regulatory officials have disputed the Transportation Department rationale that the plan would significantly cut traffic deaths, internal documents made public on Tuesday [8-14-18] showed. The Transportation Department under President Donald Trump has proposed rolling back Obama administration rules requiring tough […]

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AUTO INDUSTRY/CLIMATE CHANGE/EPA/REGULATIONS/TRANSPORTATION/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “The Trump administration on Thursday [8-2-18] unveiled its long-awaited proposal to dramatically weaken an Obama-era regulation designed to limit vehicle emissions, which contribute to climate change. The publication of the proposal sets up a race among opponents of the change — an unusual mix of environmentalists, automakers, consumer groups and […]

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AUTO INDUSTRY/CALIFORNIA/CLIMATE CHANGE/ENERGY/EPA/TRANSPORTATION/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “The Trump administration took direct aim Thursday [8-2-18]at California’s role as de facto auto regulator for the nation, proposing to end the state’s ability to set its own fuel-efficiency standards and to dial back Obama-era limits on tailpipe emissions. The proposal would eliminate the sharp increase in fuel-economy mandates adopted […]

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CALIFORNIA/EPA/TRANSPORTATION/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “White House officials will have a new round of meetings with an automakers trade group and California’s ‘clean air’ agency next week before unveiling a proposal to reverse rules aimed at increasing fuel efficiency, participants said on Thursday. The rules, negotiated with automakers by President Barack Obama’s administration in 2011, aimed to […]

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TRANSPORTATION/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “The U.S. Department of Transportation told Congress it opposes a Senate bill that would require new rules prohibiting airline fees that are not ‘reasonable and proportional,’ along with many other new consumer protections that the administration deems ‘unnecessary and wasteful,’ according to a letter seen on Friday [5-25-18] by Reuters. The U.S. […]

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INFRASTRUCTURE/TAXES/TRANSPORTATION/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “States and cities that raise taxes and tolls will have a better chance at winning federal money for roads and bridges, part of a Trump administration strategy to have states carry a bigger portion of infrastructure spending. The move is a result of a Transportation Department overhaul to a popular infrastructure grant […]

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TRANSPORTATION/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “The Trump administration has more than tripled the amount of money flowing from an Obama-era transportation program to projects in rural areas, shifting aid to localities that the White House says have been left behind in years of postrecession economic expansion. The $211 million swing toward rural communities in the Transportation Department […]

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FAA/NASA/TRANSPORTATION: “The head of the Federal Aviation Administration office that oversees commercial activities in space is departing, following higher-level complaints about the pace of deregulation efforts. George Nield, a former Air Force, NASA and industry manager who has held the FAA’s associate administrator job for a decade,’did announce his retirement effective March 31′ and ‘we’ll […]

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TRANSPORTATION/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao had a clear message Wednesday [1-24-18] for critics of President Donald Trump during his trip to the World Economic Forum in Switzerland: If you don’t want to hear from him, you can leave. Speaking at a panel with other U.S. government officials during the World Economic Forum in […]

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FAA/MILITARY/TRANSPORTATION: “As part of efforts to make it easier for U.S. military aviators to become commercial airline pilots, the Federal Aviation Administration has found a strategy around White House mandates to eliminate two existing regulations for each new rule that is proposed. Seeking to permit additional current and former military flyers to claim civilian credit […]

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JUSTICE DEPARTMENT/LEGAL/NOMINATIONS/TRANSPORTATION/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “A former government official criticized for being the principal author of the legal justifications for ‘enhanced interrogation techniques’ was narrowly confirmed by the Senate on Tuesday as the top lawyer for the U.S. Department of Transportation in the Trump administration. Steven Bradbury, a Washington lawyer at Dechert LLP who was a […]

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FAA/TRANSPORTATION/TRUMP MEMORANDA: “Presidential Memorandum for the Secretary of Transportation Unmanned Aircraft Systems Integration Pilot Program… It shall be the policy of the United States to promote the safe operation of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) and enable the development of UAS technologies for use in agriculture, commerce, emergency management, human transportation, and other sectors. Compared to […]

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NOMINATIONS/TRANSPORTATION/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Trump’s nominee for general counsel of the Transportation Department, Steven G. Bradbury, is coming under fire by Democrats and human rights advocates for his role in providing legal blessing for waterboarding and other torture techniques used by the Central Intelligence Agency on terrorism suspects during the administration of George W. Bush. […]

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