FMCSA issues Final Rule on Electronic Logging Devices

Will result in an annual net benefit of more than $1 billion — largely by reducing the amount of required industry paperwork. It will also increase the efficiency of roadside law enforcement personnel in reviewing driver records.

Motorcoach industry touts FAST Act victory

Both the UMA and the ABA thanked its members as well as staff who work on governmental affairs and legislation, with FAST Act highlights including taking a look at improving the CSA system and the maintaining of the charter bus rule .

President Obama signs 5-year FAST Act surface transportation bill

The new law, paid for with gas tax revenue and a package of $70 billion in offsets from other areas of the federal budget, will invest $61 billion in the nation’s public transportation systems, according to APTA.

Congress passes $305B surface transportation bill

The FAST Act will now be sent to President Barack Obama, who is expected to sign the bill quickly.

FTA initiative to help make Transit Oriented Development projects succesful

Has engaged Smart Growth America to run the technical assistance and provide a variety of planning and analysis tools.

Congress to vote on 5-year transportation bill this week

The measure calls for spending approximately $205 billion on highways and $48 billion on transit projects over the next five years. It also reauthorizes the controversial Export-Import Bank’s expired charter until 2019.

Amtrak to be required to allow pets on trains

According to the legislation, Amtrak will have to dedicate at least one car per train “in which a ticketed passenger may transport a domesticated cat or dog in the same manner as a carry-on baggage."

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