Department of Transportation

Trump names Elaine Chao as U.S. Secretary of Transportation

Trump names Elaine Chao as U.S. Secretary of Transportation

President-elect Donald Trump nominated former labor secretary Elaine Chao to be his secretary of transportation yesterday. She will follow current DoT secretary Antony Foxx, who himself succeeded Ray LaHood in 2013. Foxx has focused on safety recalls following the GM ignition scandal, as well as... read more

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EPA gas-mileage label (window sticker), design used starting in model year 2013

New Gas-Mileage Window Stickers: DoT Head Ray LaHood Explains Them For You (Video)

Starting with the 2013 model year, you will see a new and more informative gas-mileage sticker on the window of new cars for sale. There are several changes, both graphic and... read more August 29, 2011 by 0

2011 Fuel Economy Labels

New Fuel Economy Label Highlights Electric Cars, Plug-Ins

The Environmental Protection Agency and Department of Transportation have unveiled their updated fuel economy labels. There's some new information aimed squarely to inform... read more May 28, 2011 by 1

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency adminstrator Lisa Jackson and President Barack Obama

California, EPA, DoT Make Nice On Timing Of Higher MPG Rules

Three government agencies agree to "coordinate" their actions and announce "a single timeframe" for proposing new rules. This signals "continued collaboration" among the... read more January 25, 2011 by 1

Tough Tractor Trailer

EPA Proposes 10-to-20-Percent Gas Mileage Rise for Big Trucks

Well, now we know the numbers. And there are a lot of them. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Department of Transportation jointly proposed cutting greenhouse-gas... read more October 25, 2010 by 4

Tough Tractor Trailer

Long-Haul Truckers Beg For Rescue From Nasty Gas-Saving EPA

It's pretty rare when a group of drivers begs a government agency to regulate them. But when it could avert what they think would be even worse regulations from another... read more May 4, 2010 by 4

Barack Obama

Obama and EPA Launch 34.1-MPG Fuel-Economy Rules for 2016

The other shoe has dropped: Yesterday, two U.S. government agencies jointly announced the final fuel-economy rules for model year 2012 through 2016 vehicles, giving... read more April 2, 2010 by 17

Wrecked Toyota Prius owned by Elizabeth James, photo by Ted James, from Houston Press

U.S. DoT Asks Scientists, NASA To Probe Toyota Acceleration

In the face of continuing suggestions that random electronic interference may be causing unintended acceleration in the Toyota Prius and other vehicles, the U.S. Department... read more March 30, 2010 by 0

Loose all-weather floor mat jams accelerator pedal. Photo: NHTSA

ALERT: Largest Ever Toyota Recall of 3.8M Cars To Check Floor Mats

As reported earlier this afternoon on our sister site, Toyota may will recall up to 3.8 million cars and pickup trucks to ensure that the floor mats on... read more September 29, 2009 by 0

Loose all-weather floor mat jams accelerator pedal. Photo: NHTSA

ALERT: Toyota Recalls 2004-2009 Prius, DoT Urges Removing Floor Mat

Toyota may will recall all models of the 2004-2009 Toyota Prius to ensure that the driver' side floor mat cannot interfere with the accelerator and brake pedals, possibly... read more September 29, 2009 by 3

2010 Toyota Prius

2010 Toyota Prius Price-Gouging Pops Up

We've just read some nice investigative reporting by DailyTech's Jason Mick on a well-known but infuriating phenomenon: auto dealer price gouging, in this case on the... read more August 25, 2009 by 7



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