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Federal agencies sign agreement to streamline infrastructure permitting

From Transport Topics. A dozen federal agencies have pledged to streamline environmental permitting for major infrastructure projects, a priority President Donald Trump has pursued since he took office. The leaders of agencies such as the departments of Transportation, Energy, Housing and Urban Development, Agriculture and Homeland Security, as well as the Environmental Protection Agency and […]

Route 5/15 construction to reduce bridge clearance

The Connecticut Department of Transportation is announcing the rehabilitation of Bridge Number 00807 in the Town of Wethersfield commencing on April 1, 2018. This work will result in reduced bridge clearance. Route 15 vertical clearance will be reduced to 13’-4” due to anticipated work. The project consists of the rehabilitation of Bridge No. 00807, which […]

Drug & Alcohol Abuse Awareness for Supervisors

MTAC has scheduled a new training class regarding drug and alcohol abuse awareness for supervisors for May 23, from 9 a.m. to noon. The class will be taught by Kayleigh Ash, owner of Onsite Drug and Alcohol Drugs Services, LLC. Onsite is also a preferred clinic for participants of MTAC’s drug and alcohol testing consortium. […]

ELD mandate law enforcement grace period is over

The three-month law enforcement grace period for trucks to be equipped with electronic logging devices is over. As of April 1, drivers caught without ELDs are due to be placed out of service for 10 hours, and may have points added to their Compliance, Safety, Accountability program scores, or could even be assessed a civil […]

Hours of Service: Attend compliance class to prepare for Roadcheck

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s (CVSA) International Roadcheck will take place June 5-7, 2018. Over that 72-hour period, commercial motor vehicle inspectors in jurisdictions throughout North America will conduct inspections of commercial motor vehicles and drivers. This year’s focus is on hours-of-service compliance. “The top reason drivers were placed out of service during 2017 International […]

Divisible load bridge permit restrictions

CT DOT has removed a bridge in Willington from the list of bridges prohibited for overweight travel. Specifically, the route 74 bridge in Willington is now open for overweight travel and has been removed from the divisible load restrictions list. This is a reminder that the CT Department of Transportation maintains a list of routes […]

MTAC Truck Driving Championship registration is open

Registration for the 2018 Truck Driving Championship (TDC) is now open! Drivers or their safety managers can visit the MTAC website to sign up, and download the forms necessary to complete their registration. Once the registration has been received, a copy of the Rules for Drivers will be sent directly to them. This year’s event […]

MTAC on Talk of Connecticut radio show

Earlier this week, MTAC President Joe Sculley appeared as a guest on the Talk of Connecticut radio show to discuss tolling in Connecticut. While discussing the issue with the hosts, Mr. Sculley explained how in a recent public hearing held by the legislature’s Transportation Committee, the two main takeaways were that the state needs tolls […]

TSA safety awareness message

March 11, 2018 was the fourteenth anniversary of the Madrid transit bombings in which over 190 people died and more than 1,800 were injured. The attack involved improvised explosive devices (IEDs) in backpacks and other small bags that exploded on four commuter trains. One IED malfunctioned and was rendered safe, while Spanish authorities disrupted three […]

Weight restrictions imposed for Cribari Bridge (Route 136) in Westport

The Connecticut Department of Transportation (CTDOT) today announced a 20-ton vehicle weight restriction for the William F. Cribari Memorial Bridge, the historic swing bridge carrying Route 136 over the Saugatuck River in Westport. The decision to impose the restrictions – beginning Tuesday, March 20, 2018 – was the result of the ongoing structural engineering evaluation […]