Several states in recent years have been developing variations of the TPIMS concept, but the Michigan system is the first of its kind, a 24/7/365 system that monitors both public and private parking areas and has helped serve as something of a template for a much more ambitious vision. The Mid America Association of State Transportation Officials (MAASTO) is in the process of creating a TPIMS that will cover highways in eight Midwestern states, including Michigan. Funded through a $25 million federal TIGER grant and $3.66 million in state matching funds, the Kansas Department of Transportation is the lead grant applicant and coordinator for the project.
WASHINGTON — Rep. Brian Babin, R-Texas, a member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee and the Highways and Transit Subcommittee, Tuesday introduced legislation that would provide for a two-year delay before mandatory implementation of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s electronic logging device mandate now set for implementation December 18.
WASHINGTON — United States Trade Representative (USTR) Robert Lighthizer has released a detailed and comprehensive summary of the negotiating objectives for the renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement.
WESTLAKE, Ohio — TravelCenters of America, operator of the TA and Petro Stopping Centers travel center brands, will launch its annual campaign on August 1 in support of the St. Christopher Truckers Development and Relief Fund (SCF), a nonprofit organization that helps truck drivers suffering financial hardship because of medical problems.
SAN FRANCISCO — The United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit says it does not have the power to reverse the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s permits that allow Mexico-domiciled carriers to operate within the United States.
National on-highway diesel prices went up a penny today to $2.491 but could go down next week if crude continues to fall.