Motor Carrier Safety Grant Relief Act of 2020 Approved by Senate Commerce Committee

On May 20, 2020, the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation voted to approve S. 3729, the Motor Carrier Safety Grant Relief Act of 2020. The bill will likely need to be included in a larger COVID-19 relief package to pass the full Senate. If passed, the bill would extend by one year the periods of performance for the Motor Carrier Safety Assistance Program (MCSAP) formula funding, High Priority Grant and Commercial Driver’s License Program Implementation Grant for funding awarded in fiscal 2019 and 2020. Additionally, the legislation would give FMCSA the authority to reallocate any unspent grant funds from fiscal 2019 and 2020 so that the funding stays within MCSAP.