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DOT Rebrands BUILD Program to RAISE, Makes $1 Billion Available

Construction JasonDoiy/Getty Images

The U.S. Department of Transportation announced April 13 that $1 billion in funding is available for grants to support infrastructure projects.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
April 13, 2021
Government

FMC Chairman Daniel Maffei: Port Congestion Likely to Last Through Summer

Daniel Maffei of FMC at swearing-in ceremony Daniel Maffei is sworn in as Federal Maritime Commission chairman. (FMC.gov)

Lingering congestion at the nation’s major ports is likely to continue throughout the summer and possibly later into the year, said Daniel Maffei, the new chairman of the Federal Maritime Commission.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
April 13, 2021
Government, Business

FMCSA: Beware of Companies Posing as Government Agencies

Iowa highway traffic Traffic on I-380 south of Cedar Rapids, Iowa. (The Cedar Rapids Gazette)

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration officials posted a warning to truckers on April 8 to be aware of “predatory” companies that pose as government agencies.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
April 13, 2021
Government, Business, Equipment, Safety

NHTSA Investigates Possible Air Bag Failures in GM Vehicles

Chevy Silverado Some Chevrolet Silverado model years are part of the probe. (Paul Sancya/Associated Press)

DETROIT — The U.S. government’s highway safety agency is investigating complaints that the air bags may not inflate in a crash on thousands of General Motors vehicles.

April 13, 2021
Government, Business, Technology, Top 100

TT Wins Five Regional ‘Azbee’ Awards

Screenshots of TT's gold-winning Wheels of Justice series and Top 100 For-Hire Carriers supplement Screenshots of TT's gold-winning Wheels of Justice series (left) and Top 100 For-Hire Carriers supplement

The American Society of Business Publication Editors has recognized Transport Topics’ 2020 coverage of the trucking industry with five regional “Azbee” awards.

April 12, 2021
Government, Business, Technology, Logistics

Biden Reassures Chip Summit of Bipartisan Support for New Funds

President Joe Biden leads the CEO Summit on Semiconductor and Supply Chain Resilience President Joe Biden leads the virtual CEO Summit on Semiconductor and Supply Chain Resilience in the Roosevelt Room of the White House Monday. (Patrick Semansky/Associated Press)

President Joe Biden told companies vying with each other for a sharply constrained global supply of semiconductors that he has bipartisan support for government funding to address a shortage that has idled automakers worldwide.

April 12, 2021
Government, Business

White House Grades States’ Infrastructure as It Pushes Bill

President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris meet with lawmakers to discuss the American Jobs Plan President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris meet with lawmakers to discuss the American Jobs Plan. (Patrick Semansky/Associated Press)

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden wants Congress to know he’s sincere about cutting a deal on infrastructure, but the White House is also highlighting needed repairs and upgrades state-by-state that cost far more than what Republicans are willing to spend.

Josh Boak | The Associated Press
April 12, 2021
Government, Fuel

Diesel Sheds 1.5¢ to $3.129 a Gallon

Truck driver fueling his rig A truck driver fills his rig at a Pilot Travel Center in Princeton, Ill. Trucking's main fuel has dropped 6.5 cents the past three weeks. (Daniel Acker/Bloomberg News)

The national average price of a gallon of diesel slipped 1.5 cents to $3.129, according to Energy Information Administration data released April 12.

April 12, 2021
Government, Business, Safety

Biden Proposes Transportation Budget Increase

Biden Biden speaks at a recent virtual event. (Amr Alfiky/The New York Times/Bloomberg News)

President Joe Biden has previewed a $1.5 trillion fiscal 2022 budget plan that would increase discretionary spending for transportation systems and severe weather resilience programs.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
April 12, 2021
Government, Business

Wisconsin DOT Issues $99.1 Million to Municipalities

Milwaukee overhead highways An aerial view of Milwaukee. (AlenaMozhjer/Getty Images)

Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers and transportation officials recently announced $99.1 million in transportation aid has been distributed to municipalities across the state.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
April 12, 2021

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