April 17, 2013 - Industry News
The U.S. House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Chairman Bill Shuster (R-PA) and Ranking Member Nick J. Rahall, II (D-WV) have announced the members of a special panel tasked with examining the current state of freight transportation in the United States and how improving freight transportation can strengthen the economy.
Tags: Infrastructure, Highways, U.S. House of Representatives, MAP-21
April 10, 2013 - Industry News
There is a general recognition on Capitol Hill that Congress is going to have to come up with dedicated money, as opposed to financing or general funds, for the next highway program in October 2014.
Tags: Highway funding, Highway Trust Fund, MAP-21, Taxes, Diesel Prices, Infrastructure Funding
April 2, 2013 - Industry News
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration recently shut down Atlanta-based trucking company Southern Transportation Inc. using new authorities given to FMCSA under the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21).
Tags: DOT, FMCSA, MAP-21, Out-of-service
March 4, 2013 - Industry News
Sen. Barbara Boxer gave a shout-out to American Trucking Associations last week, thanking the trade group for supporting higher diesel taxes dedicated to highway funding.
Tags: Highway funding, MAP-21
February 28, 2013 - Industry News
The House of Representatives will begin oversight of the new federal highway program March 14 with a hearing to review implementation of key elements of last year’s highway bill.
Tags: Infrastructure, Highways, Government, AASHTO, MAP-21
February 25, 2013 - Industry News
The Virginia General Assembly passed a landmark transportation package that replaces the per-gallon fuel tax with a wholesale tax, plus other revenue raisers, and addressed the controversial issue of adding tolls to I-95.
Tags: fuel, Infrastructure, Tolls, Virginia, MAP-21
February 21, 2013 - Industry News
The White House is adding details to the “Fix-It-First” infrastructure program that President Obama unveiled in his State of the Union address.
Tags: Fuel tax, MAP-21, Infrastructure Funding
February 14, 2013 - Industry News
The Department of Transportation is asking for nominations for a committee that will establish the National Freight Strategic Plan that's called for in last year's highway bill, and has proposed a process for desgnating a national freight network.
Tags: Highways, Infrastructure, DOT, National Freight Strategic Plan, MAP-21, National Freight Network
August 28, 2012 - Industry News
The new highway law sets an ambitious agenda for the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration over the next couple of years. Most of the requirements in MAP-21 came from the agency's strategic plan, said administrator Anne Ferro as she introduced a presentation Monday on the agency's plans to implement the law.
Tags: FMCSA, MAP-21
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