Government, Business

Tennessee Law Prohibits State Funds From Supporting ELD Enforcement of Ag Haulers

Tennessee's Haslam Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam signed the law April 18. (Mark Zaleski/Associated Press)

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam signed a law April 18 that would prohibit state funds from being used to enforce electronic logging device regulations for certain agriculture-related hauls.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
April 19, 2018

Tennessee Officials Unveil $2.6 Billion Transportation Improvement Plan

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The repair and replacement of bridges is a top priority outlined in Tennessee’s Transportation Improvement Plan. Gov. Bill Haslam and Tennessee Department of Transportation Commissioner John Schroer unveiled the plan, which covers 2019-21, on April 5. The plan features $2.6 billion in infrastructure investments and encompasses 116 projects.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
April 10, 2018
Government, Business, TCA

Tennessee Anticipates New Inland Port to Open Next Year

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Greg Hogan, Murray County (Tenn.) Sole Commissioner, says Murray County is open for business, referring to the Appalachian Regional Port, an “inland port” under construction on 42 acres in Murray County on U.S. Highway 411.

Tim Omarzu | Chattanooga (Tenn.) Times/Free-Press
June 26, 2017

Tennessee Logistics Firm Tranco Launches International Shipping Venture


Chattanooga, Tenn.-based logistics and warehousing company Tranco is going global with the launch of a venture to handle international shipping.

Mike Pare | Chattanooga (Tenn.) Times/Free Press
April 12, 2017

Tempers Flare Among Tennessee House GOP Members Over Gas Tax Bill

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Members of Tennessee's House Republican supermajority quarreled March 30 on issues related to GOP Gov. Bill Haslam's plan to boost transportation spending with fuel tax increases.

Andy Sher | Chattanooga (Tenn.) Times/Free Press
April 3, 2017

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam's Gas-Tax Bill Advances Through House Panel

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Republican Gov. Bill Haslam's plan to recharge Tennessee transportation spending with the state's first gas-tax increase in 28 years inched through a key House panel March 21 after two hours of heated debate.

Andy Sher | Chattanooga (Tenn.) Times/Free Press
March 22, 2017

Tennessee Gov. Haslam Delays Road Funding Plan as GOP Lawmakers Seek Options

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Gov. Bill Haslam said Dec. 19 he is very ready to present his long-awaited transportation-funding recommendations but has delayed them for now at the request of some fellow Republicans in the General Assembly who want to explore their own funding ideas.

Andy Sher | Chattanooga (Tenn.) Times/Free Press
December 20, 2016

Tennessee Governor Calls for Special Session to Avoid Losing $60 Million in NHTSA Funds

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Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam has called what he termed an “extraordinary session” of the General Assembly for Sept. 12-14 in order to prevent the loss of $60 million in federal highway funds.

David Elfin | Staff Reporter
September 6, 2016

Tennessee Could Lose $60 Million in Federal Road Funding Because of New DUI Law


NASHVILLE — A legal clock continued ticking this week as Haslam administration officials worked to avert an expected loss of $60 million in U.S. transportation funds because of Tennessee's new get-tough DUI law targeting underage drinkers.

Andy Sher | Chattanooga (Tenn.) Times/Free Press
August 31, 2016