Bus

Senate votes to extend Highway Trust Fund

Posted on March 4, 2010

On Tuesday, U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood applauded the Senate for extending critical transportation funding that has been held up since last Friday, disrupting work for thousands of federal and transportation workers nationwide.

Kentucky Sen. Jim Bunning's decision to block the legislation last week forced the DOT to furlough nearly 2,000 employees without pay Monday, temporarily shut down highway reimbursements to states worth hundreds of millions of dollars, as well as national anti-drunk driving efforts, and multi-million dollar construction projects across the country.

"I am pleased that the Senate has acted to break its logjam and extend the Highway Trust Fund for another 30 days," said Secretary LaHood. "This means that our valued employees may return to work. It also means that their important work getting the economy back on its feet, ensuring Americans' safety and keeping critical construction projects moving will be able to continue."

Employees returned to work on Wednesday morning.

 

View comments or post a comment on this story. (0 Comments)

More News

2 NJ Transit buses collide in Lincoln Tunnel

Of the 20 people injured, none were considered serious and 13 were transported by New York City EMS to hospitals.

AC Transit launches on-demand bus service

Riders using a desktop computer, smart phone device or traditional telephone can schedule their pick-up and desired drop-off locations: reducing their wait time, arriving at their destination faster, and increasing the overall rider experience.

MVTA 'Bus on Shoulder' vehicles equipped with MTS guidance tech

The advanced Driver Assist System, utilizing a licensed GPS technology developed by the University of Minnesota, provides feedback to the driver regarding lane position – via graphic driver alert displays, virtual mirror, vibrating seat and actuated steering.

ABC Companies sells Ameritrans Bus assets

In an overall business review, it was determined this division no longer fit in ABC's overall growth strategy. The company will continue to provide parts and warranty support for Ameritrans products.

N. Va. Transportation Commission approves BRT plan

Planners estimate the new, 11-mile Tysons Corner to Alexandria bus system would attract about 8,600 new transit riders per day.

See More News

Post a Comment

Post Comment

Comments (0)

More From The World's Largest Fleet Publisher

Automotive Fleet

The Car and truck fleet and leasing management magazine

Business Fleet

managing 10-50 company vehicles

Fleet Financials

Executive vehicle management

Government Fleet

managing public sector vehicles & equipment

TruckingInfo.com

THE COMMERCIAL TRUCK INDUSTRY’S MOST IN-DEPTH INFORMATION SOURCE

Work Truck Magazine

The number 1 resource for vocational truck fleets

Schoolbus Fleet

Serving school transportation professionals in the U.S. and Canada

LCT Magazine

Global Resource For Limousine and Bus Transportation

Please sign in or register to .    Close