Government
Government, Business, Fuel, TCA

California Republicans Hope to Ride a Gas-Tax Repeal to Victory

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In a Central Valley, Calif., barn decked out in red, white and blue, dairyman and state Senate candidate Johnny Tacherra drew cheers from a crowd of fellow farmers when he said he opposes the California Legislature’s hike on gas taxes and vehicle fees.

Patrick McGreevy | Los Angeles Times
April 26, 2018
Government, Business, Logistics, TCA

Bid to Restrict Lanes for Big Trucks in Baton Rouge Area Dies in House

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A bid to ease Baton Rouge traffic problems by requiring big trucks to stay in the right lane during evening rush hour died April 25.

Will Sentell | The Advocate (Baton Rouge, La.)
April 26, 2018
Government, Business

FHWA Announces Plan for Updated Truck Parking Survey

Trucks parked near San Diego Trucks parked at dawn by the side of a freeway near San Diego. (Getty Images)

The Federal Highway Administration has notified state transportation officials and private truck stop operators that it is drawing plans to update the 2014 nationwide “Jason’s Law” survey that assessed the availability of truck driver parking.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
April 26, 2018
Government, Business

U.S. Bank: Truck Freight Services Spending Grew 25% in 2017

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Spending on truck freight services surged nearly 25% and freight shipments grew 12.6% in 2017 as the economy expanded and the trucking industry paid more to obtain capacity and on driver compensation, according to the U.S. Bank Freight Payment Index.

Burney Simpson | Staff Reporter
April 26, 2018
Government, Business

Trump’s Gamble for Quick Trade Deal With China May Be Long Shot

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President Donald Trump is dispatching two of his top economic deputies to China in hopes of a quick deal on trade. They may find the reality on the ground more daunting.

Bloomberg News
April 25, 2018
Government

Senate Commerce Committee Approves Transportation Nominees Amid GOP Effort to Expedite Confirmation Process

Surface Transportation Board logo Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg Finance LP

The Senate Commerce Committee on April 25 easily approved two nominees to the Surface Transportation Board, yet it is unclear when a vote on their confirmations will be scheduled on the floor of the chamber. That uncertainty is also true for other transportation nominees awaiting consideration in the chamber.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
April 25, 2018
Government, Business, Safety

Road to Zero Group Announces Three More Safety Grant Winners

NSC's Deborah Hersman National Safety Council CEO Deborah Hersman. (Jacquelyn Martin/Associated Press)

The Road to Zero Coalition announced three more recipients of the Safe System Innovation Grants on April 23.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
April 25, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Safety

Road to Zero Coalition Charts Ambitious Goal to Reduce Traffic Deaths by 2050

Female truck driver wearing a seat belt Among other recommendations, the report urges 100% compliance with seat belt use. (Getty Images)

National Safety Council CEO Deborah Hersman noted the goal of the newly formed Road to Zero Coalition is to dramatically reduce traffic deaths.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
April 25, 2018
Government, Business, Fuel, TCA

California Republicans Ready to Turn in Signatures for Ballot Measure to Repeal Gas-Tax Increase

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Republican activists said April 24 that they have collected at least 830,000 signatures for an initiative to repeal recent increases in California’s gas tax and vehicle fees, more than enough to qualify the measure for the November ballot.

Patrick McGreevy | Los Angeles Times
April 25, 2018
Government

Rhode Island Targets Deficient Bridges This Construction Season

The Horton Farm Bridge in East Providence, R.I. The Horton Farm Bridge in East Providence, R.I., with (inset) deterioration of a girder underneath. (RIDOT)

The Rhode Island Department of Transportation is aiming to redress its high percentage of structurally deficient bridges during this construction season, according to agency spokesman Charles St. Martin.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
April 25, 2018

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