Eleanor Lamb

Eleanor Lamb

Staff Reporter

@eleanorannlamb

Eleanor Lamb started working as a staff reporter for Transport Topics in July 2017. She covers a variety of issues, including state and local government affairs, infrastructure funding and trucking research. Her work has taken her all over the country. Two favorite destinations are Kansas City, Mo., and Boulder City, Nev. She regularly appears on Transport Topics Radio.


Government, Business, Safety

Oklahoma Bills Propose Changes Related to Truck Enforcement

Tulsa, Oklahoma A truck heads into downtown Tulsa. (Susan Vineyard/iStock/Getty Images Plus)

Two bills intended to streamline enforcement associated with commercial motor vehicles are making their way through the Oklahoma State Legislature.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
April 13, 2021
Government, Business, Technology, Safety

DOT Rebrands BUILD Program to RAISE, Makes $1 Billion Available

Construction JasonDoiy/Getty Images

The U.S. Department of Transportation announced April 13 that $1 billion in funding is available for grants to support infrastructure projects.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
April 13, 2021
Government, Business

Wisconsin DOT Issues $99.1 Million to Municipalities

Milwaukee overhead highways An aerial view of Milwaukee. (AlenaMozhjer/Getty Images)

Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers and transportation officials recently announced $99.1 million in transportation aid has been distributed to municipalities across the state.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
April 12, 2021
Government, Business, Safety

Trucking Leaders Hail West Virginia Bill as Step Against 'Seat Belt Gag Rule'

Seat Belt Ziga Plahutar/Getty Images

The West Virginia Legislature has passed a bill to allow use or nonuse of seat belts as admissible evidence in civil actions, a legislative step the trucking industry has applauded.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
April 9, 2021
Government, Business, Fuel

Reason Foundation Report on Rest Areas Challenged by Truck Stop Operators

Rest area ablokhin via Getty Images

A report that suggests a longstanding prohibition on commercial services at interstate rest areas should be lifted is being opposed by a group representing private truck stops.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
April 9, 2021
Government, Safety

Illinois DOT Issues $7 Million for Local Truck Traffic Projects

Pritzker Gov. Pritzker at a past press conference. (Charles Rex Arbogast/Associated Press)

The Illinois Department of Transportation awarded $7 million in support of projects that will upgrade roads to better accommodate local truck traffic.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
April 9, 2021
Government

New York Announces Funding Availability for Northern Border Region Projects

View of Upstate New York New York's northern border region encompasses counties that touch Vermont, Massachusetts, Canada, Pennsylvania and Lake Ontario. (NYup via YouTube)

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced $4.6 million in grant funding is available to support projects related to economic development and infrastructure in the state’s northern border region.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
April 7, 2021
Government, Safety

Illinois DOT Explores Initiatives to Reduce Bridge Strikes

Illinois DOT weight, size limit caution Illinois Department of Transportation via Twitter

The Illinois Department of Transportation is pursuing two pilot initiatives meant to reduce bridge strikes by large trucks.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
April 6, 2021
Government, Business, Technology, Safety, Fuel

Maine Gov. Mills’ Executive Order Aims to Accelerate Vehicle Electrification

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Maine Gov. Janet Mills signed an executive order to accelerate “clean transportation solutions” through measures such as increased charging infrastructure and more electric vehicles.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
April 5, 2021
Government, Safety

FHWA Approves Environmental Assessment for New York City

New York City traffic New York officials estimate the program would generate $15 billion over four years. (NBC New York via YouTube)

The Federal Highway Administration has greenlighted an Environmental Assessment for New York City’s proposed congestion pricing program.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
April 5, 2021

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