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Biden proposes transportation budget increase

From Transport Topics. President Joe Biden has previewed a $1.5 trillion fiscal 2022 budget plan that would increase discretionary spending for transportation systems and severe weather resilience programs. Under the president’s budget blueprint, unveiled April 9, the U.S. Department of Transportation would receive a 14% increase in discretionary funding, as well as an updated strategy […]

MG+M Alert: Critical role of litigators in commercial vehicle accident investigations

In the last several months, MG+M’s Transportation Practice Group has been retained to protect the interests of trucking companies whose drivers were involved in significant New England highway accidents. The recent actions of MG+M’s Emergency Response teams that were deployed to accident scenes have solidified the immense utility to trucking carriers of placing litigators at […]

DeFazio touts benefits of infrastructure plan

From Transport Topics. President Joe Biden’s $2.25 trillion infrastructure proposal would address environmental concerns and enhance the business landscape nationwide, said the top transportation policymaker in the U.S. House of Representatives. Further, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki told reporters April 6, the president expects Congress to advance an infrastructure measure. “He won’t tolerate inaction […]

Trucking jobs account for 20% of Biden’s infrastructure plan

From Freight Waves. Commercial truck driver jobs are forecast to make some of the biggest gains if the Biden administration’s infrastructure package can get through Congress without major revisions, according to a report analyzing the plan. The report, by Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce (CEW), was published just as President Joe Biden […]

ATRI calls for carriers to participate in insurance costs data collection

From ATRI. Arlington, Virginia – The American Transportation Research Institute today launched a new data collection initiative to better understand the rising costs of trucking insurance and how those costs are ultimately impacting the industry’s overall operational costs. This research was identified by ATRI’s Research Advisory Committee as a top research priority in 2020. Motor […]

Infrastructure plan could include $3 Trillion in tax increases

From Transport Topics. President Joe Biden is aiming for summer passage of an infrastructure plan that is expected to cost more than $3 trillion, and the White House hopes to take a more deliberate and collaborative approach with the contentious Congress than it did on the COVID-19 rescue package, officials said. The president will announce […]

Opposed by GOP, Lamont campaigns for climate initiative

From CT Mirror. Gov. Ned Lamont was warmly greeted by Mayor Erin Stewart, the Republican who recently announced she would not challenge Lamont for governor in 2021. On Tuesday, they had common cause — if only to a point. Stewart agreed to appear outside a gleaming new apartment building constructed on a city lot that […]

Trucking interests skeptical of zone-based congestion pricing

From Freight Waves. Zone-based congestion pricing for vehicles entering downtown business districts has long been considered a way to reduce delays and stress for commuters. But the potential for cutting fuel consumption and vehicle emissions now dovetails with the Biden administration’s climate policy goals — at a time when states are looking for ways to […]

ConnDOT announces changes to OS/OW permitting

The Connecticut Department of Transportation (ConnDOT) has announced some changes for Oversize/Overweight vehicle permitting which went into effect last night (Thursday, March 25). The changes are as follows: Change to Annual Divisible Permit effective period Annual Divisible Permits will now be valid for one year from the effective start date of the permit. This is […]