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FHWA Implements SAFETEA-LU Truck Parking Provision RFP Issued Aimed at Easing Parking Shortage

FHWA Implements SAFETEA-LU Truck Parking Provision
RFP Issued Aimed at Easing Parking Shortage

 

In the August 28 Federal Register, the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) issued a request for proposals from state and local governments to develop ways to ease the shortage of long term parking (10 or more consecutive hours) for trucks along highways. A wide range of projects may be eligible for funding under the $5.4 million FHWA is making available under SAFETEA-LU during the 2006. They may include construction of new spaces, capital improvements of existing parking facilities, and use of ITS technology to inform truck drivers on the availability of both public and private commercial vehicle parking spaces. Similar amounts are expected to be available annually through the 2009 fiscal year when SAFETEA-LU expires.

During the recent reauthorization process CVSA, the American Trucking Associations and the Truckload Carriers Association actively sought inclusion of this provision in SAFETEA-LU.

A copy of the Federal Register notice is attached.

 

In the August 28 Federal Register, the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) issued a request for proposals from state and local governments to develop ways to ease the shortage of long term parking (10 or more consecutive hours) for trucks along highways. A wide range of projects may be eligible for funding under the $5.4 million FHWA is making available under SAFETEA-LU during the 2006. They may include construction of new spaces, capital improvements of existing parking facilities, and use of ITS technology to inform truck drivers on the availability of both public and private commercial vehicle parking spaces. Similar amounts are expected to be available annually through the 2009 fiscal year when SAFETEA-LU expires.

During the recent reauthorization process CVSA, the American Trucking Associations and the Truckload Carriers Association actively sought inclusion of this provision in SAFETEA-LU.

A copy of the Federal Register notice is attached.