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Government, Business, Technology

Capitol Agenda for the Week of May 23: House Showdown Ahead

Transport Topics

Trucking regulations are poised to dominate parts of a May 24 House Appropriations Committee hearing on a fiscal 2017 transportation funding bill, but Democrats are threatening to undo parts of the legislation having to do with hours of service, meal and rest breaks, and a proposed safety fitness determination rule. Here's the week ahead for trucking on Capitol Hill.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
May 23, 2016
Government, Business

Eno's Jeff Davis Joins Capitol Agenda for the Week of May 17, 2016

Jeff Davis, senior fellow at the Eno Center for Transportation, joins TT's Eugene Mulero to talk transportation funding and the FAST Act during Infrastructure Week. More at bit.ly/TTCA0516

May 17, 2016
Government, Business, Technology

Capitol Agenda for the Week of May 10: Pay Me Now or Pay Me More Later

The high cost of repairing our nation's crumbling infrastructure stands in the way of arriving at solutions. But failure to act will carry an even higher cost. Here's the week ahead for trucking on Capitol Hill.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
May 10, 2016
Government, Business, Technology

Capitol Agenda for the Week of April 26: Primary Winner Shuster on Trucking Issues

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Pennsylvanians go to the polls today, and Rep. Bill Shuster, chairman of the transportation panel in the House, is favored to keep his 9th District seat. Shuster's campaign shared the Congressman's current thoughts on the hottest issues in trucking. Here's the week ahead for trucking on Capitol Hill.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
April 27, 2016
Government, Business, Technology

Capitol Agenda for the Week of April 12: Motor Carrier Execs of the Roundtable

Mulero, Reiskin by Joseph Terry/TT

An April 13 roundtable of motor carrier industry stakeholders before a House subcommittee is intended to help policy leaders figure out the most appropriate approach for the implementation of trucking provisions in the 2015 FAST Act highway law. Here's the week ahead for trucking on Capitol Hill.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
April 12, 2016
Government, Business, Technology

Capitol Agenda for the Week of April 5: A Different Darling

Who are you and what have you done with Scott Darling? The nominee to head FMCSA that we bumped into at the Mid-America Trucking Show last week was far different from the reserved acting administrator we encountered a year ago at the same event. Except for the hat. Here's the week ahead for trucking on Capitol Hill.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
April 5, 2016
Government, Business, Technology

Capitol Agenda for the Week of March 22: Moving on to Plan B

Proponents, including American Trucking Associations, who were unsuccessful in attaching a meal and rest break provision to the aviation bill are moving on to Plan B. Here's the week ahead for trucking on Capitol Hill.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
March 22, 2016
Government, Business, Technology

Capitol Agenda for the Week of March 15: Why an Aviation Bill Matters

This week, we’re looking at an aviation policy bill as a forum for lawmakers to advance nonaviation measures through Congress. Here's the week ahead for trucking on Capitol Hill.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
March 15, 2016
Government, Business, Technology

Capitol Agenda for the Week of March 8: Trucking in the Aviation Bill

House Republican leaders have yet to provide details of a temporary extension that would authorize federal aviation programs. Current authorization for those programs expires at the end of the month.

March 8, 2016
Government, Business, Technology

Capitol Agenda for the Week of March 1: Darling’s Nomination

On March 3, members of the Senate Commerce Committee will have a chance to voice their concerns about Scott Darling’s qualifications to lead the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration when the panel votes on his nomination. Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.), the committee’s chairman, told Transport Topics several committee members had raised concerns about Darling’s “depth of experience” on key trucking issues.

March 1, 2016

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