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Ohio EPA to Lower Nitrogen Oxide Output; Effort to Be Funded by $71.4 Million from VW

Ohio traffic Ohio Department of Administrative Services

Ohio expects to receive $71.4 million from the Volkswagen Mitigation Trust Agreement between 2017 and 2027 to fund projects to reduce nitrogen oxide emissions from commercial trucks and other sources in the transportation sector, the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency said.

Roger W. Gilroy | Staff Reporter
June 26, 2017
Government

Highway Work Will Stop in Illinois if Legislature Fails to Act, IDOT Says

Jane Byrne interchange Jane Byrne Interchange

The Illinois Department of Transportation warned that it will be unable to pay for road work underway if state lawmakers don’t soon finish a budget.

Marissa Gamache | Special to Transport Topics
June 26, 2017
Government

Surging Prices for New Homes Suggest Tight Low-End Supply

Home Construction Sam Hodgson/Bloomberg News

Record prices for new U.S. homes amid a sales pickup indicate the supply of houses may be tight at the lower end of the market, pinching first-time buyers, government data showed June 23.

Patricia Laya | Bloomberg News
June 23, 2017
Government

Illinois DOT Warns Legislature to Pass Budget

The Illinois Department of Transportation warned that it will be unable to pay for road work underway if state lawmakers don’t soon finish a budget.

June 22, 2017
Government, Safety

Report Examining CSA Program Coming Out June 27

A study examining the safety scoring program used by federal trucking regulators is scheduled to be unveiled June 27, the National Academy of Sciences announced.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
June 22, 2017
Government, Business, Safety

Ex-Trooper Pleads Guilty to Accepting Bribes From Trucking Company for Favorable Inspections

Texas Department of Public Safety

A former Texas Department of Public Safety sergeant has pleaded guilty to corruption charges in federal court for accepting bribes from the owner of a Dallas trucking company for favors related to the inspection of his fleet, court records show.

Kevin Krause | The Dallas Morning News
June 22, 2017
Government, Business

Hours-of-Service Truck Driving Law Could Damage Livestock Industry

A livestock truck Jeremy Rempel/Flickr

A new federal law that drastically reduces the number of hours truck drivers can be on the road could seriously affect the livestock industry in Oklahoma and other states where animal production is critical to the economy.

Rachael Van Horn | The Woodward (Okla.) News
June 21, 2017
Government, Business, Equipment

Rep. LaMalfa Proposes Bill to Repeal Excise Tax on Trucks

Rep. LaMalfa repdouglamalfa/Flickr

Legislation that would repeal the 12% federal excise tax on certain heavy-duty trucks, tractors and trailers was unveiled last week by Rep. Doug LaMalfa (R-Calif.).

The repeal would apply to the retail sale of trucking equipment.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
June 21, 2017
Government

Delaware Legislators Lock Themselves Out of Transportation Bucks

The best way to keep someone from spending money is to make sure they can’t get their hands on it. It’s a tried-and-true philosophy, put into practice recently in the hope of keeping Delaware’s roads and byways in good repair.

Jeff Brown | Dover (Del.) Post
June 21, 2017
Government, Business

Pence, Ryan Pledge Action on Tax Cuts, Reform

WASHINGTON — A simplified tax code for businesses and individuals would incentivize job creation and economic growth for industries such as the freight sector, the country’s vice president and top lawmaker in the U.S. House told manufacturers this month.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
June 21, 2017

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