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FMCSA Drops Plans to Study Raising Insurance Minimums for Motor Carriers, Brokers

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has abandoned its plans to consider an increase in minimum bodily injury and property damage insurance levels for motor carriers, freight forwarders and brokers.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
June 2, 2017
Government, Business

New York City, XPO Renew Emergency Logistics Deal

XPO Logistics

New York City renewed a multiyear contract with XPO Logistics that calls for the company to provide emergency management services across the five boroughs of the nation’s most populous city.

Transport Topics
June 1, 2017
Government, Fuel

Controversial, Long-Shot Bid to Raise Louisiana's Gasoline Tax Dies

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The five-month campaign to upgrade Louisiana's jammed roads and bridges by raising the state gasoline tax died May 31 with little fanfare in the Louisiana House.

Will Sentell | The Advocate (Baton Rouge, La.)
June 1, 2017
Government

Trump ‘Self-Help’ Infrastructure Plan Irks State, Local Leaders

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Mayors and state lawmakers from both parties are blasting President Donald Trump’s proposed transportation budget and $1 trillion infrastructure initiative, saying his plans would cut federal funding for critical projects and leave them holding the bill.

Mark Niquette | Bloomberg News
June 1, 2017
Government

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker Says He's Open to Tolling

Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg News

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker signaled on May 30 that he’s open to charging tolls on Wisconsin’s interstates, but with a key condition: linking it to a reduction in the state’s 30.9-cents-per-gallon gasoline tax.

Mark Sommerhauser | The Wisconsin State Journal
May 31, 2017
Government

212 House Members Call for Fix to Highway Trust Fund

Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News

In less than two weeks, three dozen House lawmakers have signed a letter urging tax policy authorizers to guarantee the sustainability of the Highway Trust Fund, bringing the total of signatories to 212, according to the office of Rep. Sam Graves (R-Mo.).

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
May 31, 2017
Government

VIDEO: The Impact of Trump Administration Policies on the Trucking Industry

Trucking regulations and the Trump administration’s infrastructure funding plan were among the topics Transport Topics congressional correspondent Eugene Mulero discussed on C-SPAN.

Transport Topics
May 31, 2017
Government

Analysis: The US Has Forgotten How to Do Infrastructure

Josh Koonce/Flickr

The nation once built things fast and cheaply. Now experts are puzzled why costs are higher and projects take longer than in other countries.

Noah Smith | Bloomberg News
May 31, 2017
Government

Trucking Industry Disputes Revenue Projections for Rhode Island’s Truck-Only Tolling

Haydn Blackey/Flickr

Rhode Island House Republican minority leader Patricia Morgan and trucking industry leaders are disputing state Department of Transportation revenue projections for the truck-only tolling RhodeWorks program slated to be in place in 2018.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
May 31, 2017
Government

Idaho Receives Federal Emergency Funds to Fix Flood-Damaged Roads

Idaho transportation officials will receive $1.25 million from the Federal Highway Administration to assist in the repair of roads and bridges damaged by recent floods, the federal transportation agency announced this month.

Transport Topics
May 30, 2017

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