Thursday, April 26, 2018
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New rule allows disclosure of drug, alcohol violations

New rule allows disclosure of drug, alcohol violations

WASHINGTON — A new rule opens more windows to disclosure of information about CDL holders who violate drug and alcohol regulations.

OOIDA: Highway safety must trump free trade, tariff ‘blackmail’

OOIDA: Highway safety must trump free trade, tariff ‘blackmail’

GRAIN VALLEY, Mo. — Almost one year after Mexico levied politically targeted tariffs on U.S. exports, U.S. trade officials have yet to question their legitimacy, the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association says. OOIDA is calling upon the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative to immediately challenge the legality of the tariffs so that the debate regarding cross-border trucking with Mexico can be shifted from economics to highway safety and security.

LaHood to help with Connecticut transportation grants

LaHood to help with Connecticut transportation grants

HARTFORD, Conn. — U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood says his department will meet with Connecticut applicants for federal transportation grants to make sure they’re fully prepared to compete for funding later this year.

Iowa House approves ban on texting while driving

Iowa House approves ban on texting while driving

DES MOINES, Iowa — The Iowa House voted Tuesday to ban texting while driving with supporters conceding it was a small step toward dealing with the problem of distracted drivers.

Washington House announces $8.5 billion transportation budget

Washington House announces $8.5 billion transportation budget

OLYMPIA, Wash. — The Washington state House unveiled its transportation budget proposal Tuesday, calling for a $1 billion jump from last year’s budget thanks to an influx of federal stimulus money.

Mississippi House passes $300 million highway bond bill

Mississippi House passes $300 million highway bond bill

JACKSON, Miss. — A bill that passed the Mississippi House on Tuesday would allow the state to issue $300 million in bonds to pay for highways, bridges and other transportation projects around the state.

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