Saturday, July 22, 2017
The Nation
Arizona ports of entry improve CMVs' experience, seeing more business

Arizona ports of entry improve CMVs' experience, seeing more business

PHOENIX — Just a year after beginning a study to determine how to improve efficiency and consistency at Arizona’s three primary international ports of entry, Arizona Department of Transportation officials already are seeing improvements that make the state a more attractive route for commercial carriers.

Port security in light of biological, radiological hazards top priority, says Homeland chief

Port security in light of biological, radiological hazards top priority, says Homeland chief

ABOARD THE COAST GUARD CUTTER ASPEN — Security at shipping ports around the U.S., including testing containers and vessels for biological and radiological hazards, is a top priority to preventing terrorism, U.S. Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly said Thursday.

Assembly Republicans accept Wis. Gov. Scott Walker’s offer on roads but Senate not sure

Assembly Republicans accept Wis. Gov. Scott Walker’s offer on roads but Senate not sure

MADISON, Wis. — Gov. Scott Walker's proposal to give up on $200 million in proposed income tax cuts and instead use the money to help pay for roads won approval by Assembly Republicans on Thursday, but the Senate is still not fully on board.

Advocates found guilty of violating Cranston panhandling ban

Advocates found guilty of violating Cranston panhandling ban

CRANSTON, R.I. — Six people have been found guilty of violating a contentious ordinance that bans panhandling on busy roads in Cranston.

Twin-33 proponents back out of including supporting language in appropriations bill

Twin-33 proponents back out of including supporting language in appropriations bill

WASHINGTON — Supporters of twin-33 tandem trailers reportedly were ready to include language to allow the longer trailers on U.S. highways in the FY2018 Departments of Transportation and Housing and Urban Development (THUD) and Related Agencies Appropriations Bill during a markup session July 17, but backed out.

Several states developing parking monitoring systems along highways to help professional truckers rest easier

Several states developing parking monitoring systems along highways to help professional truckers rest easier

Several states in recent years have been developing variations of the TPIMS concept, but the Michigan system is the first of its kind, a 24/7/365 system that monitors both public and private parking areas and has helped serve as something of a template for a much more ambitious vision. The Mid America Association of State Transportation Officials (MAASTO) is in the process of creating a TPIMS that will cover highways in eight Midwestern states, including Michigan. Funded through a $25 million federal TIGER grant and $3.66 million in state matching funds, the Kansas Department of Transportation is the lead grant applicant and coordinator for the project.

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