Topics: Highway & Transportation

Hurricane Watch: FMCSA Issues Amended Emergency Declaration for Hurricane Sally

Hurricane Watch: FMCSA Issues Amended Emergency Declaration for Hurricane Sally

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) issued an amended regional declaration of emergency for Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana and Mississippi. More

Hurricane Watch: Sally Intensifies; NATSO Monitors Declarations of Emergency

Hurricane Sally intensified to a Category 2 storm by late Sept. 14, moving toward Louisiana, Alabama and Mississippi. The storm was forecast to push “life-threatening” surges of up to 11 feet and produce tremendous rainfall. More

NATSO CEO Discusses Truck Parking in FHWA Workshop

NATSO President and CEO Lisa Mullings highlighted the private sector’s role in providing the vast majority of truck parking nationwide and urged State Departments of Transportation to work with the private sector to address any truck parking concerns.  More

U.S. DOT Releases National Strategic Freight Plan

The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) released its Congressionally mandated “National Strategic Freight Plan” to inform infrastructure planning and support enhanced efficiency of freight movement. More

Congress Eyes Surface Transportation Extension

With current surface transportation law set to expire Sept. 30, lawmakers in the House and the Senate are eyeing a 12-month extension to the FAST Act. More

State DOTs Face $50 Billion Shortfall in Infrastructure Funding

Leaders of state Departments of Transportation across the country are saying the coronavirus pandemic has left them facing an estimated $50 billion shortfall in infrastructure project funding. More

Travel Plazas Step Up to Serve Summer Travelers

Travel Plazas Step Up to Serve Summer Travelers

With Americans projected to take 700 million trips this summer, 97 percent by car, America’s truckstops and travel plazas are stepping up to serve passenger vehicles and RVers seeking a safe Summer vacation. More

House Takes Up Infrastructure Bill

The White House said June 29 it would veto the $1.5 trillion infrastructure package known as The Moving Forward Act that the U.S. House of Representatives is expected to take up today, saying that H.R. 2 is biased against rural America, debt-financed and full of wasteful ‘Green New Deal’ initiatives. More

House T&I Committee Advances INVEST in America Act; Republicans Introduce Separate Bill

The House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee advanced by voice vote a $500 billion surface transportation reauthorization known as the Invest in America Act (H.R. 2) late June 18 after a marathon markup that lasted two days. More

As House Committee Prepares to Mark Up Highway Reauthorization; Republicans to Introduce Own Measure

The House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee is scheduled to take up the INVEST in America Act (H.R. 2) June 17 in what will be the committee's first virtual mark up. As of late June 16, more than 100 amendments had been offered by lawmakers, many by Republicans committee members who have said publicly that they were not involved in crafting the bill and that it omits six infrastructure principles adopted by the committee earlier this year. More

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