Friday, December 7, 2018
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U.S. Yet to Finalize National Maritime Strategy Addressing Challenges to U.S.-Flag Fleet, GAO Says

The U.S. Department of Transportation is yet to finalize national maritime strategies that were called were called for in two separate mandates by Congress in 2014, delaying providing decision-makers the...

December 7, 2018
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Tuesday, January 31, 2017

U.S. Senate Confirms Chao to Head Transportation Department

In a 93 to 6 vote, the U.S. Senate on Tuesday confirmed Elaine Chao as head of the U.S. Department of Transportation in the Trump Administration. Hours later she was...

January 31, 2017
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Thursday, October 9, 2014

Jaenichen: The Jones Act Moves Industry and America’s Economic Prosperity

Our very first Congress singled out the domestic U.S. Merchant Marine as essential to our economy and national defense. That is why, from the beginnings of this nation, they took steps to secure the U.S. Merchant Marine fleet from foreign flag competition in coastwise domestic maritime trade.

October 9, 2014
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Friday, April 4, 2014

Foxx Names New Members to U.S Maritime Industry Advisory Panel

WASHINGTON – U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx today announced the appointment of 10 new members to the Marine Transportation System National Advisory Council (MTSNAC), advising on policies to ensure that...

April 4, 2014
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Friday, September 6, 2013

U.S. DOT Awards $103 Million to Port-related Infrastructure Projects Through TIGER Grant Program

U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx on Thursday announced that 52 transportation projects in 37 states will receive a total of $474 million in 2013 through the U.S. Department of Transportation’s...

September 6, 2013
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Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Anthony Foxx Sworn in as U.S. Transportation Secretary

Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx was sworn in Tuesday as the United States' 17th Secretary of Transportation.

July 3, 2013
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Thursday, June 27, 2013

U.S. Approves Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx as DOT Secretary

The U.S. Senate on Thursday voted 100-0 to approve Charlotte, N.C., Mayor Anthony Foxx to head the U.S. Transportation Department, handing him the job as tight budgets are forcing lawmakers to rethink how to fund huge U.S. infrastructure needs.

June 27, 2013
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Sunday, April 28, 2013

Obama To Nominate Anthony Foxx As Transportation Secretary

President Barack Obama plans on Monday to nominate Charlotte, North Carolina, Mayor Anthony Foxx to be his next transportation secretary, a White House official said on Sunday.

April 28, 2013
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Tuesday, January 29, 2013

LaHood Stepping Down as DOT Secretary

By Angela Greiling Keane and Jeff Plungis U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood, one of two Republicans to serve in President Barack Obama’s cabinet, said he is stepping down. LaHood, 67,...

January 29, 2013
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Monday, January 30, 2012

GMATS: MARAD’s David Matsuda Speaks

By David Matsuda, U.S. Maritime Administrator Last month, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration and the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy made the decision to close the Global Maritime and...

January 30, 2012
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Monday, January 9, 2012
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US Merchant Marine Academy Barracks Evacuated, 39 Sent to Hospital

Official Statement from the Department of Transportation regarding the evacuation of the US Merchant Marine Academy barracks on 8 January 2012. On Sunday evening a gas leak was discovered in...

January 9, 2012
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Monday, December 12, 2011

Marad Says Nearly $10 Million in Federal Funding Now Available to Small Shipyards

The U.S. Maritime Administration has announced that $9.98 million in federal funding is now available to qualified small shipyards in the U.S. Marad says the grants are to help enhance...

December 12, 2011
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Thursday, December 8, 2011

DOT Shuts Down GMATS – Effective July 2012

gCaptain has just received the breaking news that the U.S. Department of Transportation will be shutting down the Global Maritime and Transportation School (GMATS).  Sources tell us that representatives from...

December 8, 2011
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