U.S. Department of Transportation

United States Senator Charles Schumer
Senator Charles Schumer

U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer is calling on the federal Department of Transportation to reverse its decision not to require airlines to disclose baggage fees upfront.

Rail tracks
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Officials estimate a $10 million federal transportation grant to improve rail service between Rutland and Burlington will result in increased operating speeds of up to 40 mph for freight trains and nearly 60 mph for passenger trains.

New Oil Train Rules Elicit Different Concerns

May 4, 2015

The U.S. Department of Transportation Friday issued regulations aimed at improving safety for trains carrying crude oil and other hazardous materials.  The rules come following a number of oil train derailments in the U.S. and the deadly 2013 tragedy in Quebec.

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The No. 2 person at Vermont's state Transportation Agency says there's lots of uncertainty surrounding an Obama administration announcement of $253 million in federal transportation funding for the state during the next six years.

Federal Highway Administration

The U.S. Department of Transportation is providing Vermont $1 million to help the state recover from a series of spring and summer floods that damaged roads across the state.