Tuesday, January 23, 2018
The Nation
Rule to limit wireless communication devices sent to White House

Rule to limit wireless communication devices sent to White House

WASHINGTON — A proposed rule for cell phone use that was promised by “summertime” has made it to the White House Office of Management and Budget for review.

Tight for cash, governments raise traffic fees

Tight for cash, governments raise traffic fees

LOS ANGELES — Shomari Jennings was willing to pay the $70 ticket he received for driving without a seatbelt, but not the slew of tacked-on fees and penalties that ballooned the cost more than tenfold.

No tolls on I-80 could mean more gas tax, potholes

No tolls on I-80 could mean more gas tax, potholes

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The Wyoming Legislature's recent decision not to authorize a study of whether to impose tolls on Interstate 80 leaves the state facing the prospect of both higher gasoline taxes and more potholes in the coming years, transportation officials say.

More commercial truck and bus drivers used safety belts in 2009

More commercial truck and bus drivers used safety belts in 2009

WASHINGTON – New data from the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration show 74 percent of commercial truck and bus drivers are now using their safety belts in 2009. Only 65 percent of drivers were using safety belts in 2007.

EOBR rule out of White House, now in LaHood’s office

EOBR rule out of White House, now in LaHood’s office

WASHINGTON — A highly anticipated rulemaking has moved another step closer to finality. The Electronic On-Board Recorders for Hours of Service Compliance rule has been at the Office of Management and Budget at the White House since Dec. 17, 2009.

ATA, others challenge union on Port of LA truck issues

ATA, others challenge union on Port of LA truck issues

ARLINGTON, Va. — A California congressman has joined a number of national leadership groups in a groundswell of opposition to a campaign by the Teamsters union and allied politicians to change longstanding federal transportation law, the American Trucking Associations said in a news release Friday.

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