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In addition to providing billions of dollars for congestion relief, the Department of Transportation’s $67 billion fiscal 2008 budget proposal included millions of dollars for commercial vehicle safety.DOT’s $528 million request for the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration contains $228 million for operations and safety programs, along with $188.5 million aimed at enforcement activities and $7.2 million for security. It would set aside $300 million for grants to states, such as $32 million for border enforcement grants and a total of $66 million for various data and information technology initiatives.For the full story, see the Feb. 12 print edition of Transport Topics. Subscribe today.
February 14, 2007 10:20 AM, EST