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Legislative Updates

U.S. Senate Passes Transportation Funding

On Sept. 29, the U.S. Senate passed legislation funding the federal government through mid-December. The U.S. House of Representatives was expected to pass the legislation…

Senate Confirms FMCSA Administrator

On Sept. 22, the U.S. Senate confirmed the nomination of FMCSA Deputy Administrator Robin Hutcheson to serve as administrator of FMCSA…

Congress Passes Transportation Funding

On March 10, Congress passed a funding bill that included transportation funding for fiscal 2022. The bill includes funding for the modal agencies and commercial motor vehicle-related grants at the Infrastructure Investment…

Federal Funding Extended Through March 11

On Feb. 17, Congress passed a continuing resolution extending federal funding at fiscal 2021 levels through March 11. President Biden is expected to sign the bill before funding expires at midnight on Feb. 18. This also extends…

Senate Committee Advances Nomination for NHTSA Administrator

On Feb. 2, the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation held an executive session to vote on the advancement of several nominations, including the nomination of Dr. Steven Cliff to serve as administrator…

Federal Funding Extended Through Feb. 18, 2022

On Dec. 3, a continuing resolution including transportation funding was signed into law. The continuing resolution extends funding at fiscal 2021 levels through Feb. 18, 2022. This also extends the electronic logging device…

Surface Transportation Authorization Extended

On Oct. 28, Congress passed a short-term extension of the authorization of surface transportation programs, extending authorization through Dec. 3. Surface transportation program funding was last authorized in the…

Surface Transportation Authorization Extended

On Oct. 2, Congress passed a short-term extension of the authorization of surface transportation programs, extending authorization through Oct. 31. Surface transportation program funding that was last authorized in the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act expired on Sept. 30 at midnight. As a result, surface transportation agencies and programs at the U.S. Department of… Read more »

Surface Transportation Authorization Expires

Surface transportation program funding that was last authorized in the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act expired on Sept. 30 at midnight. As a result, federal surface transportation agencies and programs…

Federal Funding Extended Through Dec. 3

On Sept. 30, a continuing resolution that included transportation funding was signed into law. The continuing resolution extends funding at fiscal 2021 levels through Dec. 3. This also extends the electronic logging device…

U.S. House Passes Fiscal 2022 Bill

On July 29, the U.S. House passed a funding bill that included transportation funding for fiscal 2022. The bill includes funding for a large-truck crash causal factors study and full funding for commercial motor…

U.S. House Appropriations Committee Passes Fiscal 2022 Bill

On July 16, the U.S. House Committee on Appropriations passed a funding bill that included transportation funding for fiscal 2022. The bill includes funding for a large-truck crash causal factors study and full funding…

U.S. House Passes INVEST in America Act

On July 1, 2021, the U.S. House approved the Investing in a New Vision for the Environment and Surface Transportation (INVEST) in America Act, a five-year authorization bill for surface transportation programs…