Senate Commerce Committee Passes Surface Transportation Investment Act

On June 16, 2021, the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation approved the Surface Transportation Investment Act. The legislation is a five-year authorization bill for surface transportation programs, including the Motor Carrier Safety Assistance Program (MCSAP), and includes a number of provisions impacting commercial motor vehicle safety. In order for the legislation to move forward, it will need to be passed by the full Senate and reconciled with the House’s proposal, if passed.