Anthony Foxx

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FMCSA Offers App for Truck Safety Information

Safety performance information on trucking and bus companies is available through a new smart phone application authorized by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.

March 17, 2015
Government, Business, Safety

Feds Say Americans Drove More Miles Last Year Than in Each of Previous Seven


Americans drove nearly 3.02 trillion miles last year, the highest number since 2007 and second-highest since data collection began 79 years ago, the Federal Highway Administration announced.

Michele Fuetsch | Staff Reporter
March 12, 2015

Sen. Deb Fischer to Offer FMCSA Reform Legislation

Senate Commerce livestream

WASHINGTON — Citing serious concerns with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s “flawed approach” in a number of areas, Sen. Deb Fischer (R-Neb.) said during a March 4 Senate hearing she plans to unveil legislation that would reform safety initiatives and ensure the agency is more inclusive of stakeholders.

Eric Miller and Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporters
March 4, 2015

Anthony Foxx Is Told Fiscal 2016 Budget Request Is ‘Fantasy’

House subcommittee livestream

WASHINGTON — U.S. Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx’s fiscal 2016 budget pitch to House Republican funding leaders fell flat after several key lawmakers said they would not support the proposal.

February 25, 2015

Anthony Foxx to AASHTO Members: Push Congress for Long-Term Transportation Plan

Jonathan S. Reiskin/Transport Topics

WASHINGTON — U.S. Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx urged state transportation officials meeting here to lobby their members of Congress on the necessity of passing a long-term surface transportation program that will facilitate expansion of the nation’s economy and population.

Jonathan S. Reiskin | Associate News Editor
February 25, 2015

Senate Panel Calls for Hearing on Truck Safety, FMCSA Regulations

Darling by Pete Marovich/Bloomberg News

Scott Darling, acting administrator of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, is scheduled to appear March 4 before a Senate subcommittee that has jurisdiction over trucking regulations.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
February 25, 2015

DOT Announces $232.5 Million to States for Bridge, Road Repairs

Twenty-six states and Puerto Rico, a U.S. territory, will receive $232.5 million in emergency funding to repair highway infrastructure damaged by recent weather events, the Department of Transportation announced Feb. 18.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
February 19, 2015

South Carolina Container Volume Passes 1 Million Mark

South Carolina Ports Authority

Container volume in South Carolina increased to 1.07 million 20-foot equivalent units fiscal year to date.

February 19, 2015
Government, Business

FMCSA Shuts Down Nevada Carrier JDJD Transportation

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration said it has ordered a Nevada-based trucking company to shut down immediately after an investigation revealed “numerous widespread violations of critical safety regulations.”

February 12, 2015

DOT’s Anthony Foxx to Take Bus Tour Touting Infrastructure

Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

WASHINGTON — The nation’s top transportation officer will hop on a bus Feb. 17 for a tour of five states to tell residents about the need to upgrade aging infrastructure around the country.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
February 12, 2015