Michele Fuetsch

Government, Business

Policymakers, Financiers Agree on Infrastructure Crisis, but Not on Funding Mechanisms

Rendell by Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News

WASHINGTON — Policymakers and Wall Street veterans made pleas May 11 for greater investment in the nation’s infrastructure but acknowledged the stumbling block is still the same — how to pay for it.

Michele Fuetsch | Staff Reporter
May 11, 2015
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Berend Bracht Picked to Succeed Joe McAleese as Bendix CEO

Berend Bracht new Bendix CEO

Berend Bracht has been appointed to replace Joe McAleese as CEO of Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems, the Elyria, Ohio-based manufacturer of safety and braking systems for commercial vehicles.

Michele Fuetsch | Staff Reporter
May 7, 2015
Government, Business

Infrastructure Jobs Lift Economic Well-Being of Low-Income Workers, Brookings Study Says

Infrastructure jobs provide higher and more equitable wages for low-income workers compared with all job categories nationally, said a new report that makes the case Congress should approve a long-term transportation bill.

Michele Fuetsch | Staff Reporter
May 7, 2015
Government, Business

Michigan Voters Reject Transportation Funding Plan That Would Have Raised Sales Tax

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Michigan voters have overwhelmingly rejected a ballot measure that would have raised the state sales tax from 6% to 7% as the key element in a sweeping transportation funding plan now dead.

Michele Fuetsch | Staff Reporter
May 6, 2015
Government, Safety

FMCSA Mulling Over Whether Exemption Process Is Necessary for Diabetic Drivers

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The Federal Motor Carriers Administration has issued a notice of proposed rulemaking under which truck drivers with controlled diabetes would no longer have to apply for medical exemptions.

Michele Fuetsch | Staff Reporter
May 5, 2015
Government, Business

Supreme Court Rejects Appeal of California Meal-Break Rule

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The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to hear appeal of rulings that upheld a California law that requires employers to provide meal breaks to workers.

Michele Fuetsch | Staff Reporter
May 5, 2015
Government, Business

Senators Introduce Bill to Create New Financing Options For Infrastructure Projects

Republican and Democratic senators have introduced a bill that would expand the tax-exempt private activity bond program and create a new infrastructure tax credit in order to expand states' options for pursing infrastructure projects.

Michele Fuetsch | Staff Reporter
May 4, 2015
Business

Severe Winter Cost 23 States More Than $1 Billion to Keep Roads Open and Safe, AASHTO Survey Finds

Missouri Department of Transportation

Twenty-three states spent a total of more than $1.1 billion between October and April to pre-treat, plow or spread chemicals and other materials on roads to keep them open and safe this past season, according to the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials.

Michele Fuetsch | Staff Reporter
May 4, 2015
Government, Business, Safety

ATA Requests HOS Rest Break Exemption for Some Hazmat Drivers

FMCSA

American Trucking Associations has applied for an exemption on behalf of a group of hazardous materials drivers to the hours-of-service rule on 30-minute breaks.

Michele Fuetsch | Staff Reporter
May 1, 2015
Government, Business, Safety

Restart Rider in Appropriations Bill Could Extend Suspension

A House appropriations bill unveiled this week contains a rider on the 34-hour restart that adds new requirements on the study Congress ordered last year, meaning suspension of the restart could be extended beyond September.

Michele Fuetsch | Staff Reporter
April 29, 2015

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