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.
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.
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.
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.
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.