DOT Seeks to Establish State Pilot Programs to Streamline Environmental Reviews

The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) announced a plan to establish a pilot program authorizing up to five states to conduct environmental reviews and make approvals for surface transportation projects under state environmental laws and regulations, instead of the National … Continue Reading

DOT Considering Logging Device Exemption for Truck Renting, Leasing

The U.S. Department of Transportation announced it is considering a request by the Truck Renting and Leasing Association (TRALA) to exempt its vehicles from the requirement to install electronic logging devices to record driver’s hours of service. TRALA is arguing … Continue Reading

Addition of Four Opioids to Drug Tests Under Consideration by DOT

  The Department of Transportation is proposing the addition of four opioids to its drug-testing panel. The Department is also proposing to add methylenedioxyamphetamine (MDA) as an initial test analyte, as well as removing methylenedioxyethylamphetamine, (MDEA) as a confirmatory test … Continue Reading

DOT Considering Changes to Airline Restrictions on Distribution, Display of Fares

A group of online travel booking sites and certain members of Congress have expressed concerns to the Department of Transportation (DOT) about airline restrictions on the distribution and display of flight schedules, fares, and availability information, which might be “anticompetitive … Continue Reading

FedFeed 12/15/2016 – DOT Regulation Supports In-Flight Phone Use

DOT Regulation Supports FAA and FCC Decision to Allow In-Flight Phone Use The Department of Transportation (DOT) is seeking comments on whether it should support both the Federal Communication Commission (FCC) and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) in their decision … Continue Reading