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Texas Adopts 10-Year, $85 Billion Transportation Plan

Texas interchange A diverging diamond interchange in north Austin. (TxDOT)

A 10-year Texas Department of Transportation plan to spend a record $85 billion to alleviate roadway congestion, enhance transportation safety and improve highways received the governor’s stamp of approval Aug. 30.

Noël Fletcher | Staff Reporter
September 6, 2022
Government, Business, Technology, Safety

Nevada Details Infrastructure Plans Online

Tropicana Avenue A rendering that shows the proposed remodeled interchange for I-15 and Tropicana Avenue in Las Vegas, one of the projects highlighted on the site. (Nevada Department of Transportation)

Nevada officials have a new website launched by the governor showing federal infrastructure investments coming to the state and available grants to apply for future projects.

Noël Fletcher | Staff Reporter
September 6, 2022
Government, Business, Safety

Governors of Ohio, Kentucky Apply for More Brent Spence Bridge Funding

Bridge A rendering of the companion bridge. (Brent Spence Bridge Corridor)

The governors of Kentucky and Ohio have applied for a $1.66 billion federal grant to fund improvements to the Brent Spence Bridge, a span that connects the states and serves as a vital link for freight traffic.

Noël Fletcher | Staff Reporter
September 1, 2022
Government, Business, Safety

DOT to Give States $512.2 Million for Road, Bridge Repairs

Bridge damage Louisiana Damage from Hurricane Ida in Louisiana in 2021. (David J. Phillip/Associated Press)

To help communities rebuild vital infrastructure damaged by extreme weather and wildfires, the U.S. Department of Transportation announced $512.2 million in Emergency Relief Program funds to help 30 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico.

Noël Fletcher | Staff Reporter
September 1, 2022
Government, Business, Safety

Driver Training Programs Overwhelmed by Interest

Student driver Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg News.

Truck driver training programs are in need of more resources and instructors to handle an influx of people interested in joining the industry.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
September 1, 2022
Government, Business, Safety, Logistics

Stakeholders Grapple With Shortage of NYC Truck Parking

Truck parked on NYC street Truck parked on street by Linda Lee, New York City council member

The Trucking Association of New York and state leaders are looking to address a shortage of truck parking in the New York City area that has led to trucks being towed and booted.

Noël Fletcher | Staff Reporter
September 1, 2022
Government, Business, Technology, Safety

Nevada Infrastructure Summit Planned as State Gets Funding for Inland Port

Sisolak Gov. Steve Sisolak signs a bill at a past event. (AP Photo/John Locher)

Recently awarded $25 million in federal funds for an inland port project, Nevada officials are planning the state’s first Infrastructure Summit slated for Sept. 30 in Las Vegas.

Noël Fletcher | Staff Reporter
August 31, 2022
Government, Business, Safety

FMCSA Releases Draft Medical Examiners Handbook

Doctor FatCamera/Getty Images

It’s been seven years in the making, but the Federal Motor Carriers Safety Administration has released a draft copy of the Medical Examiners Handbook that offers revised guidance to help examiners ensure that truck drivers are in good health.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
August 31, 2022
Government, Business, Technology, Safety

Florida Launches Alert System for Work Zones, Lane Closures

Lane closure sign Joel Carillet/Getty Images

Truckers and others driving through Florida have a new alert system for lane closures with real-time updates from work zones along interstates and state roads that’s being billed as the first of its kind in North America.

Noël Fletcher | Staff Reporter
August 30, 2022
Government, Business, Safety

FMCSA Seeks Input on Request to Post Hair Drug Tests to Clearinghouse

hair collection A hair sample is collected at a Quest Diagnostics test site. (Quest Diagnostics)

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is seeking comment on a request by an alliance of large motor carriers for an exemption that would permit the carriers to report “actual knowledge” of a truck driver’s positive hair drug test to the agency’s Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
August 29, 2022

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