Funding for Smart Transportation Technology

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The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) announced that it is accepting applications for two programs that will make approximately $160 million available annually for the next five years for projects that use technology to improve our transportation infrastructure and make communities safer. Read more here.

Bringing More Women into Trucking

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The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) announced the appointment of members to the Women of Trucking Advisory Board (WOTAB) to recruit, retain, support, and ensure the safety of women commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers and strengthen the trucking industry as a whole.

Biden Administration Announces Funding to Modernize Transportation, Strengthening Supply Chains

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U.S. Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg announced that the Biden-Harris Administration has awarded more than $2.2 billion from the Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity (RAISE) program to help urban and rural communities move forward on projects that modernize roads, bridges, transit, rail, ports, and intermodal transportation and make our transportation systems safer, more accessible, more affordable, and more sustainable.

Biden Administration Allots $7.3 Billion from Bipartisan Infrastructure Law to Help Communities Build Resilient Infrastructure

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In an ongoing effort to combat the effects of climate change and address the growing costs of extreme weather events negatively impacting communities, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) announced new guidance and $7.3 billion in formula funding to help states and communities better prepare for and respond to extreme weather events like wildfires, flooding, and extreme heat.

Biden-Harris Administration Takes Step Forward to Combat Climate Change

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Last Thursday, the U.S. DOT’s Federal highway Administration issues a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking for states and municipalities to track and reduce their greenhouse gas emissions in support of President Biden’s commitment to combat climate change and reduce costs for families in the U.S.

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Supply Chain Disruptions To Be Improved by New Port and Supply Chain Envoy

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The White House and the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) announced that Retired General Stephen R. Lyons, former Commander of the U.S. Transportation Command, will be the new Port and Supply Chain Envoy to the Biden-Harris Administration Supply Chain Disruptions Task Force. Retired General Lyons will take over the role from John D. Porcari.

Women of Trucking Advisory Board

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The Secretary of Transportation chartered the Women of Trucking Advisory Board (WOTAB) of the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) on February 11, 2022.

A Scaled Back BBB?

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The ink on the obituary for the House-passed, $1.7 trillion Build Back Better legislation is about dry. There is little, if any, discussion on Capitol Hill about that proposal currently and we do not expect that to change. However, discussions are picking up on a modified proposal that would embody some of the climate change aspects of that legislation with some key differences. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) is once again at the center of negotiations and he remains supportive of including the forestry and renewable energy tax credits that were part of the original bill.

New CDL Training Standards

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According to the  Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), starting on Monday, February 7th, any driver that must undergo Entry-Level Driver Training (EDTL) must complete required training from a registered provider.

DOT Issues American Mobility Fact Sheet

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The Infrastructure Deal is a significant investment in America’s transportation network. It will allow the nation to modernize its infrastructure, making it safer and more resilient.