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Transport Topics government and regulatory coverage keeps managers of a highly-regulated industry aware of the policy decisions that can shape their businesses. Covering both the legislative and regulatory aspects of policy-making, at both the state and national levels, the news in this category includes looks at infrastructure, hours of service, emissions rules, funding measures, leadership appointments, and more. Readers can follow what’s happening in Congress, at the Department of Transportation and the Federal Motor Carrier Administration, and in state and local governments.

Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

Guide From AASHTO, Other Groups Helps States Develop EV Infrastructure

A short guide to help state agencies collaborate in creating electric vehicle infrastructure has been published by a group of key national transportation, electric utility and energy groups.

Noël Fletcher | Staff Reporter
December 2, 2022

TT Podcasts: RoadSigns

Check out the latest podcast episode of our RoadSigns programs. Check back here often as new content is always being added!

Government, Business, Fuel, TCA

Michigan’s Gas Tax Will Increase in 2023

Michigan’s gas tax is going up 1.4 cents per gallon starting Jan. 1, thanks to an automatic adjustment written into state law.

Taylor DesOrmeau | MLive.com (Walker, Mich.)
December 2, 2022
Government, Business

Hiring and Wages Extend Strong Gains, Keeping Pressure on Fed

Employers added more jobs than forecast and wages surged by the most in nearly a year, pointing to enduring inflation pressures that boost chances of higher interest rates from the Federal Reserve.

Reade Pickert | Bloomberg News
December 2, 2022
Government, Business

Mexico Tells US It Wants to Keep Talking on Trade Disputes

MEXICO CITY — Mexico’s economy secretary on Dec. 1 proposed yet another round of talks with the United States on a dispute over Mexico’s energy sector.

December 2, 2022
Government, Business

Transportation Industry Applauds Action to End Freight Rail Dispute

Transportation stakeholders are applauding the action by Congress to avert a nationwide freight rail strike, just weeks before Christmas.

Dan Ronan | Senior Reporter
December 1, 2022
Government, Business, Breaking News

Senate Passes Measure to Avoid Rail Strike

Moving quickly to help avert a rail workers strike that would have cost the national economy an estimated $2 billion per day, the U.S. Senate on Dec. 1 advanced a tentative labor agreement between railroads and their employees.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
December 1, 2022
Government, Business, Safety

Senators Introduce Truck Parking Bill

Legislation meant to improve parking access for truck drivers nationwide was introduced in the U.S. Senate on Dec. 1.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
December 1, 2022
Government

Sen. Chuck Schumer Urges Colleagues to Approve Fiscal 2023 Funding Bill

During the busy post-election lame duck session of Congress, the top Democrat in the U.S. Senate called on colleagues to approve fiscal 2023 funding legislation.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
December 1, 2022
Government, Business, Safety, Logistics

With Road Projects on the Rise, Experts Offer Work Zone Tips

Thanks to the infrastructure funding bill, badly needed improvements to the nation’s roadways and bridges will be underway in large numbers next year. This work brings with it a corresponding increase in construction work zones, which demand caution from drivers passing through.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
December 1, 2022
Government, Business, Safety

Missouri Extends Two Special Permits Until March

Missouri’s statewide drought emergency and overwidth hauling permits to help provide hay to ranchers and farmers have been extended through March 1.

Noël Fletcher | Staff Reporter
December 1, 2022