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Jun
26

Transportation Safety Institute | US Department of Transportation

Transportation Safety Institute Welcome by Troy Jackson, Ph.D. , Director (acting)

Welcome to the Transportation Safety Institute!  The work that TSI does within the transportation safety community is truly remarkable.  With a small staff and group of highly committed subject matter experts who serve as adjunct faculty, TSI provides the best training for safety professionals in federal, state and local government agencies and the private industry. 

Recently, TSI was recognized for its training in the Transportation of Infectious Substances, such as coronavirus.  You can access the article here: https://oklahoman.com/article/5660155/coronavirus-in-oklahoma-many-people-handling-coronavirus-samples-were-trained-in-okc.  The Fox25 report can be accessed here: https://okcfox.com/news/coronavirus/okc-based-office-trains-thousands-to-safely-transport-coronavirus-tests

Whether it is face to face instruction in Oklahoma City, or anywhere else in the world, live virtual courses, or web-based training, TSI provides safety training to more than 25,000 people each year.  TSI has courses for all modes of travel, covering the transport of either people or material.  

It is our goal to provide the most up to date training possible, using the latest materials, concepts, technologies and instructional infrastructure available.  In doing so, TSI provides an invaluable service to the world’s transportation system, making it safer for all that utilize it.

I am extremely proud to be associated with my colleagues at TSI, I invite you to join us by utilizing the state of the art training we can make available to you.  Our course completion certificates carry the U.S. Department of Transportation seal and for over 40 years TSI has provided the best in transportation safety training to professionals both in and out of government.  I look forward to having you share in the TSI experience.  

 

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Jun
15

Kansas Department Of Transportation in Hutchinson, KS with Reviews

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May
7

Amarillo Fire Department details two vehicle fires Thursday – News – Amarillo Globe-News

The Amarillo Fire Department released information about two vehicle fires, which occurred Thursday evening at 1609 SW Bowie and at 1800 NW Washington Ave.

According to a news release for the first incident, the fire department dispatched a single unit to a reported vehicle fire. When the unit arrived at 8:33 p.m., a single vehicle was on fire in front of 1609 SW Bowie.

There was trouble extinguishing the vehicle due to a leaking fuel tank, which caused a second truck to be requested to provide a water supply. Crews had the fire under control by 8:50 p.m., and no injuries were reported. The incident is currently under investigation by the Amarillo Fire Marshal’s Office.

According to a news release for the second incident, the department was dispatched to a reported structure fire at 8:52 p.m. Thursday at 1800 NW Washington Ave. When units arrived, they found a vehicle on fire near two residences.

Firefighters had the fire under control by 9:02 p.m. with no extension to the nearby homes. No injuries were reported. According to the release, the owner of the vehicle stated he was replacing the fuel line on the car when the fire began.

For more information about the Amarillo Fire Department, visit https://www.amarillo.gov/departments/public-safety-and-organizational-services/fire.

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May
2

Department of Transportation | HDOT COVID-19 update: Identification credentials, safety checks, and vehicle registrations

HDOT COVID-19 update: Identification credentials, safety checks, and vehicle registrations

Posted on Apr 30, 2020 in Highways News, Main, News

HONOLULU – In consideration of Governor Ige’s 6th supplementary emergency proclamation through May 31, 2020, the Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) provides the following updates on identification credentials, Periodic Motor Vehicle Inspections (PMVI or Safety Checks), and motor vehicle registrations.

Identification Credentials (Driver’s Licenses, State Identification Cards)

  • Driver’s licenses, instruction permits, and State Identification cards that expire between March 15 and May 31, 2020, are granted a 90-day waiver. All State-issued credentials expiring during this date range will be considered valid for an additional 90-days from the end of Governor Ige’s 6th supplementary emergency proclamation on May 31, 2020. This extension is to provide enough time for the public to obtain or renew credentials once face-to-face government services are reopened.
  • Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) holders with a CDL that expired between March 16, 2020 thru May 31, 2020, are allowed an extension of up to 90-days but the 90 days cannot go past June 30, 2020. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has set June 30, 2020, as the last date that an extension may be granted. Please review HDOT’s frequently asked questions section at https://hidot.hawaii.gov/highways/faq/covid-19-cdl-faqs/
  • As previously announced by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), expired driver’s licenses or State IDs that expired on or after March 1 can be used at TSA checkpoints. HDOT has also sent memorandum to the county police departments informing them of the previous expiration extension and will update this memo to minimize potential misunderstandings.

Safety Checks (PMVI)

  • Safety check certificates and stickers expiring on or before May 31, 2020, will remain valid until August 31, 2020. All other safety checks that expire in 2020 will be valid for an additional 3 months after the 2020 expiration date. Please review HDOT’s frequently asked questions section https://hidot.hawaii.gov/highways/faq/covid-19-safety-check-faqs/
  • After careful consideration and discussion with Governor Ige and the Counties, HDOT is extending the safety check waiver to minimize unnecessary face-to-face interactions and to provide enough time for PMVI stations, Counties, and the public to conduct and process safety checks once the stay-at-home order ends. HDOT fully supports the continued opening of stations for vehicle maintenance and repair, as these actions are critical to keep essential travel moving.
  • The safety check extension does not impact the validity of the motor vehicle registration. The motor vehicle registration must still be unexpired to be valid.

Motor Vehicle Registrations

  • Motor vehicle registrations are still being conducted by the Counties, see below for information by County:

City and County of Honolulu – Offers renewals by mail, by DMV NOW kiosks, and online.

County of Maui – Offers renewals by mail and online.

County of Hawaii – Offers renewals by mail, kiosks, and online.

County of Kauai – Offers renewals by mail and online.

  • Motor vehicle registration fees and any applicable penalty fees for late registration have not changed. These funds are necessary to meet the local share of upcoming stimulus projects
Apr
21

Bicycle | Nevada Department of Transportation

 

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Bicycles in Nevada 

The bicycle is often thought of as one of the purest forms of transportation. We owe much of our modern transportation environment, including our roadways, to the early development and use of the bicycle. In modern times the bicycle offers people of all ages and abilities an efficient form of transportation, a way to school, work, or errands, and provides a viable alternative to the use of the motor vehicle.

Did You Know…

stock-question-markEach month NDOT will provide a question and answer about bicycle safety.

Question: When are lights required?

Answer:  Nevada law specifically defines when lighting is required;

Every vehicle upon a highway of this State, must display lighted lamps and illuminating devices as respectively required in this chapter.

(a) At any time from one-half hour after sunset to one-half hour before sunrise;

(b) At any other time when, because of insufficient light or unfavorable atmospheric conditions, persons and vehicles on the highway are not clearly discernible at a distance of 1,000 feet ahead; and

(c) When directed by an official traffic control device.

        (NRS 484D.100)

     

For more information, click the link to access the FAQ Book

For a list of bicycle Restricted Areas click here

Biennial Nevada Bicycle & Pedestrian Summit

The Nevada Bicycle & Pedestrian Summit will be changing it’s recurrence to every other year starting in 2017.  There will be no bicycle and pedestrian summit in 2018. The summit will be held in the fall of 2020. Click here for more info. 

Planning And Infrastructure 

IMG_0098(1)NDOT’s Bicycle and Pedestrian Planning group coordinates the planning and development of bicycle facilities, as well as establishment of routes, throughout the state. This also includes the development of the Statewide Bicycle Plan and Statewide Bicycle Touring Map. In close work with local planning partners, specific needs are recognized, plans developed and infrastructure development pursued, which provides for a diverse bicycling environment suitable to differing bicycling skill levels.

Education And Safety

dt_common_streams_StreamServerThe Bicycle and Pedestrian Education Program provides a framework by which local communities can establish safety education programs. The use of community outreach, hands-on training, safety curriculum development and diverse funding programs, serve to enhance the educational environment for both bicyclists, as well as drivers of vehicles. Also available is the “Guide to Frequently Asked Questions” that answers the most commonly asked questions about cycling.

Safe Routes To School

SAFEROUTES_150The Nevada Safe Routes to School Program provides resources and expertise in providing an appealing, safe environment to enable school age children, grades K-8, to walk or bicycle to school. Children getting to school under their own power can lead to less roadway congestion, cleaner air, and enhanced student health, when compared to traveling to school by vehicle. Innovative encouragement techniques, education programs, safety and infrastructure improvements, as well as coordination with local law enforcement and community agencies are all part of the Safe Routes to School Program.

Nevada Bicycle And Pedestrian Board

NBPABLOGOFINALThe Nevada Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Board was created by the State Legislature to provide

Apr
17

Vehicle Tax Exemption – United States Department of State

The Office of Foreign Missions (OFM) enforces the exemption of eligible foreign missions and their members from payment of any taxes when purchasing, leasing, registering or titling a vehicle. The following procedures are associated with requesting and obtaining a tax exemption on purchases or leases of official or personal motor vehicles by eligible foreign missions and their members in the United States. A “motor vehicle” is defined as any self-propelled vehicle, including but not limited to automobiles, motorcycles, boats, and aircraft.

The exemption of sales and use taxes imposed on purchases or leases of motor vehicles in the United States on the basis of the diplomatic or consular status or accreditation of the purchasing foreign mission or accredited mission member and their dependents is solely authorized via the issuance of a Motor Vehicle Tax-Exemption Letter by the Department’s Office of Foreign Missions (OFM) to the seller or lessor of such motor vehicle. Note that Diplomatic Tax Exemption Cards are not valid for exemption from taxes imposed on purchases of motor vehicles.

Therefore, prior to finalizing a purchase or lease of a motor vehicle, all foreign missions and their accredited members must instruct the seller/lessor to directly contact OFM during normal business hours to request the issuance of a Motor Vehicle Tax-Exemption Letter.

Motor vehicle sellers/lessors may make such requests by electronic mail or telephone.

Sellers/lessors in Maryland, Virginia, or the District of Columbia should direct requests to OFMTaxCustoms@state.gov. Sellers/lessors outside this area should direct requests to the nearest OFM Regional Office:

Sellers/lessors must provide the following information to OFM:

1. The seller/lessor’s name, mailing address, and telephone and fax numbers;

2. The color, year, make, and model of the motor vehicle that the mission or accredited mission member is planning to acquire; and

3. For official motor vehicles: the name of the foreign mission that is purchasing or leasing a motor vehicle; or

4. For personal motor vehicles: the name (as it appears on their current “A or G series” visa) of the accredited mission member or their dependent who is purchasing or leasing a motor vehicle, the name of the foreign mission to which the individual is assigned, and the individual’s Department-issued Personal Identification Number (PID). (Note that individuals must present proof of accreditation to the seller/lessor – i.e., valid passport which contains their current “A or G series” visa, or Department-issued protocol identification card, or Department-issued driver’s license, or Department-issued Diplomatic Tax Exemption Card.)

OFM strives to transmit Motor Vehicle Tax-Exemption Letters to the requesting seller/lessor by either electronic mail or facsimile within two hours of receiving the request.

Sellers/lessors are required to send all original ownership documents directly to OFM so that the motor vehicle can be properly registered and titled. Auto dealerships and state motor vehicle administrations should treat this transaction as an out of state registration. OFM will issue a registration card and federal license plates once proper documentation is received. Also, a title will be sent to the indicated lien holder to protect

Apr
10

The Department of Transportation Just Gave Airline Stocks 3 Huge Wins

After President Trump signed the $2 trillion coronavirus relief package into law on March 27, executives from the top passenger airlines like Southwest Airlines (NYSE:LUV)Delta Air Lines (NYSE:DAL), and American Airlines Group (NASDAQ:AAL) probably breathed sighs of relief. After all, the new law gave them $25 billion in bailout funds to help maintain payroll and another $25 billion in loans earmarked for the industry. 

But three days later, they likely got nervous again, as the Treasury Department issued guidelines for companies that receive that money. In particular, a rule requiring recipients to maintain existing levels of service had some industry insiders worried that they’d have to continue operating expensive empty or near-empty flights to qualify.

Luckily, on March 28, the U.S. Department of Transportation weighed in with new guidelines, which ought to make the airlines — and their investors — relieved again (well, as much as possible in the current economic environment)! Specifically, the guidelines contained three big wins for the industry. Here’s what they were and why they’re important.

A Boeing 787 airplane in flight.

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Win No. 1: Route consolidation lite

Many airlines have been hoping to get the green light to consolidate routes without penalty. True route consolidation involves removing most of the flights on a particular route — say, Boston to New York City — and allowing multiple carriers to book seats on the remaining flight or flights, which are operated by just one carrier.

So, for example, if every carrier normally operates three flights a day (morning, afternoon, and evening) from Boston to New York, but there’s only enough demand for two flights total per day, maybe Southwest operates a morning flight, Delta operates an evening flight, and any other carrier that used to operate that route could sell tickets through its website on one of those two flights.

The guidelines don’t go quite that far, but they do allow carriers to consolidate flights to a single airport in each city they serve. So in the above example, if American Airlines flew into LaGuardia, Kennedy, and Newark airports — all of which serve New York — it could cut down its flights to just one of those airports and still satisfy the Treasury Department’s “existing levels of service” requirement.

Win No. 2: Spreading out the schedule

The Transportation Department is generously interpreting “service to” a city as any flight from anywhere into that city. It has also imposed the following “tiers” of service obligations:

If, at the end of February, an airline served a city: To maintain its service obligation, it must now offer at least:
With at least one flight on at least five days per week, One flight per day, five days per week.
Less than five days per week One flight per week.

Data source: Department of Transportation.

So, as the DOT says in a footnote, “For example, if a carrier operated seven flights per day, seven days per week to a given point, it would only be required to operate one

Apr
8

Welcome to Transportation | Baltimore City Department of Transportation

Mayor Young, Director Steve Sharkey announce suspension, to take effect Monday, April 6

BALTIMORE, MD.  — Today, the Baltimore City Department of Transportation (DOT) announced the Harbor Connector maritime commuter services will be suspended, beginning Monday, April 6. Mayor Young issued the following statement:

“This change further encourages residents to stay at home as much as possible, and to practice social distancing when commuting,” Mayor Young said. “I support Director Steve Sharkey’s decision, and know he and his team are working hard to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.”

Since March 16, the Harbor Connector had already seen a 90% drop in ridership. For additional information on DOT modified services, please click here. 


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This And All Public Meetings are Cancelled Until Futher Notice


Mayor Unveils Citywide Website With COVID-19 Resources Website represents multi-agency approach to information gathering, one-stop-shop for residents

BALTIMORE, MD.  — Today, Mayor Bernard C. “Jack” Young announced the release of a new City website dedicated to COVID-19. Mayor Young issued the following statement:

“As we continue to work across the City to provide essential services for residents while also protecting their health and well-being, we know that centralizing critical information is key to our efforts,” Mayor Young said. “We can’t let misinformation and rumors lead people to make poor decisions about their health and this virus.”

The website includes information on the City’s food distribution and resource efforts, clinical guidance for healthcare providers, and downloadable infographics for sharing on social media. The site also includes resources and links for residents looking to volunteer or donate to people or organizations in need.

The website represents the next step in the City’s communications strategy to blanket Baltimore with information and resources about COVID-19 for residents.

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Charm City Circulator Institutes New Boarding Procedures in Response to COVID-19

(March 17, 2020) – To support the City’s efforts to limit the spread of the COVID-19 virus,  starting Wednesday, March 18th, all non-disabled  passengers will be directed to board through the rear doors of the bus to limit close contact between passengers and drivers.  We also ask that non-disabled passengers exit the vehicle from the rear doors. Please allow passengers to de-board before boarding the bus.  Disabled passengers will be allowed to board at the front doors. We thank you for your on-going  support as we continue to adapt our service to meet the needs and safety of the community. 

Spanish 

Para apoyar los esfuerzos de la Ciudad para limitar la propagación del virus COVID-19, a partir del miércoles 18 de marzo, todos los pasajeros no discapacitados deberán abordar a través de las puertas traseras del autobús para limitar el contacto cercano entre los pasajeros y los conductores. También pedimos que los pasajeros no discapacitados salgan del vehículo por las puertas traseras. Permita que los pasajeros se bajen antes de abordar el autobús. Los pasajeros discapacitados podrán abordar en las puertas de entrada. Le agradecemos su continuo apoyo mientras continuamos adaptando nuestro servicio para satisfacer las necesidades y la seguridad de la comunidad.

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Apr
8

Packaging and Transportation | Department of Energy

DOE successfully completes thousands of shipments each year. The shipments have included a variety of waste types (e.g., transuranic waste, low-level waste, mixed low-level waste, used nuclear fuel ) primarily by highway and rail. Under DOE, the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) safely and securely transports nuclear weapons, weapons components, and special nuclear material to meet projected NNSA, Department of Defense, and other customer requirements.

ATLAS

Automated Transportation Logistics and Analysis System.

Motor Carrier Evaluation Program (MCEP)

OPT manages and implements the DOE MCEP in accordance with DOE Order 460.2.  MCEP maintains and monitors a list of evaluated motor carriers from which DOE/NNSA field offices and contractors select to ship their radioactive materials and hazardous wastes.

Packaging Management Council (PMC)

PMC addresses DOE challenges with selection, procurement, design, fabrication, loading, and movement of certified and approved packages containing hazardous/radioactive material.  Due to the diversity in technical and regulatory knowledge required to fully understand packaging requirements for these materials, PMC provides a forum for identification, analysis, and resolution of DOE packaging issues.

RADCALC

Permits registered users to access software used in packaging and transportation determinations.

TRANSCOM

An unclassified tracking and communication system which can monitor the progress of various “high visibility” shipments. Since September 2001, TRANSCOM has been used to monitor over 12,000 DOE high visibility shipments.

Transportation Management Council (TMC)

In accordance with DOE Order 460.2, OPT serves as federal sponsor and advisor for DOE’s Transportation Management Council.  TMC membership is made up of DOE and NNSA federal and contractor personnel involved in traffic management, transportation and shipping operations, and transportation safety activities.

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Apr
2

Department of Transportation and Works

Minister
Hon. Steve Crocker

The Department

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(709) 729-2300

Department of
Transportation and Works

The department is responsible for the construction and maintenance of the provincial highways; the provision of the provincial ferry services; management of the provincial government fleet of light vehicles and heavy equipment; operation and maintenance of the provincial government air ambulances and water bombers and construction and management of provincial government buildings.

Find out more about what we do…

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