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Missouri DOT Director Stresses Agency is Challenged for Resources

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Missouri Department of Transportation Director Patrick McKenna told the St. Joseph Chamber of Commerce his message included clearing up misconceptions about MoDOT’s mission. The agency, he said, exists to serve its residents rather than itself.

Ray Scherer | St. Joseph (Mo.) News-Press
October 18, 2016
Government, Business

ARTBA Unveils Clinton, Trump Transportation Overview

Bloomberg News

The murky transportation picture in the 2016 presidential contest got a bit clearer, courtesy of the American Road and Transportation Builders Association.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
October 17, 2016
Government

Two FMCSA Advisory Boards to Meet Next Week

Two Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration advisory boards will meet Oct. 24 to discuss recommendations for agency guidelines on how to diagnose and treat truck driver obstructive sleep apnea.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
October 17, 2016
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

FMCSA Grants Bendix Video Camera Permanent Exemption

Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems

Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems announced the video camera component of its Wingman Fusion collision mitigation technology and AutoVue lane departure warning system will remain compliant with Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration rules, following an exemption that was recently made permanent.

Transport Topics
October 17, 2016
Government

New Jersey Transportation Funding Deal Becomes Law as Fuel Taxes Hiked

Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie concluded his state’s long-running transportation funding crisis on Oct. 14 by signing bills that will raise taxes on diesel fuel by 27 cents per gallon and on gasoline by 23 cents per gallon.

David Elfin | Staff Reporter
October 14, 2016
Government, Business

DOT Gives $5 Million to N.C. for Hurricane Matthew Recovery

To help with the cleanup and repair of critical infrastructure damaged by Hurricane Matthew, the U.S. Department of Transportation is providing North Carolina with $5 million, the department announced Oct. 13.

Transport Topics
October 14, 2016
Government, Safety, Business

Appeals Court Rejects Driver's Claim That High BMI Should Not Require Sleep Apnea Study

TT File Photo

An appeals court has rejected claims by an obese truck driver that he should not have been required by his employer to submit to a sleep study to determine if he had sleep apnea.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
October 14, 2016
Government

DOT Awards Six States Traffic Improvement Grants

Patrick Fallon/Bloomberg News

Six states will have extra money to expand freight corridors and implement connected vehicle technologies with the help of $56.6 million in grants from the U.S. Department of Transportation announced this week.

Transport Topics
October 13, 2016
Government, Business, Logistics

Feds Want More Info on Proposed Great Lakes Basin Freight Railroad

Miles Davis/Flickr

The federal Surface Transportation Board wants to know how many trains would run on the proposed Great Lakes Basin Railroad and also wants more details on its planned connection to the South Shore Freight Railroad.

Andrew Steele | The Times (Munster, Ind.)
October 13, 2016
Government, Business, Safety

DOT Awards CVSA Hazmat Safety Grant

FMCSA

The U.S. Department of Transportation awarded the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance and another nonprofit a grant designed to help improve the response to hazardous materials transportation accidents around the country. 

Transport Topics
October 12, 2016

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