Entity: Department of Transportation

News Roundup: Evidence of Obstruction

January 24, 2020
We uncovered emails revealing new details about the Ukraine scandal, and the next day, they were on the Senate floor in the impeachment trial.
Representative Jason Crow holds up a heavily-redacted email from the Office of Management and Budget during the Senate impeachment trial on Wednesday

In the Documents: How the 2018-2019 Government Shutdown Affected Federal Science Agencies

January 23, 2020
Records from NASA, NOAA and other agencies reveal the record-long funding lapse’s detrimental impact on federal projects.

FOIA to FAA Seeking Communications with Former Ambassador Haley

January 22, 2020
FOIA request to the Department of Transportation's Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) requesting communications between FAA officials and Nikki Haley, who serves on Boeing's Board of Directors, about Boeing.

News Roundup: Beyond Impeachment — The Investigations Continue

December 20, 2019
There's plenty to investigate as we approach the end of 2019 — Ukraine-related and otherwise.

Federal Railroad Administration Records Regarding the Gateway Project

November 22, 2019
Records from the Department of Transportation's Federal Railroad Administration in response to American Oversight's request for records regarding the Gateway Project, including the Hudson Tunnel Project and the Portal North Bridge Project, between FRA and any member of Congress or congressional staff.

FOIA to DOT for Communications with Mitch McConnell’s Senate Campaign

November 8, 2019
FOIA to the Department of Transportation for communications between the office of Secretary Elaine Chao and individuals associated with the Senate reelection campaign of Secretary Chao’s husband, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.

Restore Public Trust v. DOT – Steven Law DOT Correspondence

October 2, 2019
Lawsuit filed by American Oversight on behalf of Restore Public Trust against the Department of Transportation (DOT) for records of correspondence between American Crossroads CEO Steven Law and DOT officials, including calendars, call logs, and meeting agendas.

NRR from DOT Regarding Records of Reimbursements During the Government Shutdown

September 27, 2019
The Department of Transportation (DOT) stated that it had no records responsive to American Oversight's request for reimbursements given to appointees for expenses such as payments associated with travel, housing, the cost of government transportation, airfare, lodging, meals, per diem payments, rental vehicles, overtime payments, or any payments made via government-issued charge cards or travel during the 35-day government shutdown.

News Roundup: Trump, Giuliani, and Ukraine

September 20, 2019
“Unprecedented” is a word that has been used a lot in the past few years — including this week.
(Photo: Gage Skidmore)

DOT Records Regarding Communications with Elaine Chao’s Family Company

September 20, 2019
Records from the Department of Transportation in response to American Oversight's lawsuit for Secretary Elaine Chao's travel records as well as communications between senior agency officials and parties linked to the Foremost Group — Chao's family company. This lawsuit was filed by American Oversight on behalf of Restore Public Trust.