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Government, Business

Rural Indiana Counties Split $80 Million in Federal Transportation Grants

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Indiana officials in Pike, Greene and Knox Counties will be cashing in on millions of dollars in infrastructure improvements funded through federal transportation funds.

Mike Grant | Washington (Ind.) Times-Herald
October 4, 2016
Government, Business

NTSB Slams FMCSA, Kentucky Transportation Cabinet in Wake of Fatal 2015 Crash

More stringent drug testing and an expanded examination of truck drivers’ records behind the wheel could have prevented the June 25, 2015, crash that killed six people and injured four others, the National Transportation Safety Board said Oct. 4.

David Elfin | Staff Reporter
October 4, 2016
Government, Business, Safety

States Receive $20 Million in Pipeline Safety Grants

Grants totaling $20 million will be distributed to state agencies so they may improve their strategies for dealing with transportation accidents involving hazardous materials, the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration announced Oct. 3.

Transport Topics
October 4, 2016
Government, Fuel, Business

Chris Christie Announces Deal for 23-Cent Gas Tax Increase for N.J.

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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie on Sept. 30 announced a deal with Democratic legislative leaders to add 23 cents per gallon to New Jersey’s 14.5-cent gasoline-tax levy and reduce consumer taxes elsewhere.

Elise Young | Bloomberg News
October 4, 2016
Government, Business

California Rail Transit Authority Blocks Tanker Deliveries

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The Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit Authority, or SMART, prevented a North Coast freight operator from delivering a dozen more railcars filled with an estimated 396,000 gallons of flammable gas to a storage site south of Sonoma, escalating tensions between the rail agencies.

Derek Moore | The Press Democrat (Santa Rosa, Calif.)
October 4, 2016
Government

Colorado State Patrol Cracks Down on Unsafe Trucking Operations

Colorado State Patrol

The Colorado State Patrol found nearly 100 violations during an operation in the Platteville, Colorado, aimed at identifying truckers and trucking companies that weren’t in compliance with safety rules.

October 3, 2016
Government, Business

State DOTs Raise Concerns About Funding to Maintain, Improve Bridges

Andrew Harrar/Bloomberg News

Inadequate funding is hampering state departments of transportation and local agencies as they try to maintain or improve the condition of the bridges for which they’re responsible.

David Elfin | Staff Reporter
September 30, 2016
Government

Idaho DOT Named Finalist for State’s Most Innovative Company

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The Idaho Transportation Department is an Idaho Innovative Company of the Year finalist. The government agency was surprisingly named as one of three finalists by the Idaho Technology Council. The winner will be announced on Oct. 25 in Boise.

David Elfin | Staff Reporter
September 29, 2016
Government, Business

Long-Term Highway Funding Fix Achievable Before FAST Act Expires, Says Rep. Sam Graves

Graves courtesy of ARTBA

The chairman of the subcommittee on highways in the House said he is optimistic Congress will agree on a long-term funding fix for infrastructure projects before a highway law expires in 2020.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
September 28, 2016
Government, Business

OOIDA Settles With New York State For $44.4 Million

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association reached a $44.4 million tax refund agreement with New York state on Sept. 21.

David Elfin | Staff Reporter
September 28, 2016

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