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  • Congress Nears Agreement on 2008 DOT Appropriations Legislation

    December 18, 2007

    After passing three Continuing Resolutions, it appears Congress is on its way to wrapping up an Omnibus Appropriations bill that would fund eleven Federal Agencies and Departments including the Department of Transportation and FMCSA for FY 2008.

  •  Congress Passes Another Short Term CR

    December 14, 2007

    Yesterday, Congress passed another short-term Continuing Resolution (CR) that funds a number of federal departments and agencies, including DOT and FMCSA, at FY 2007 levels.

  • Second CR Extends ’07 Funding to December 14, 2007

    November 19, 2007

    Congress recently passed another Continuing Resolution (CR) that funds 11 major departments of the federal government, including the Department of Transportation, at 2007 levels until December 14.

  • CMV Safety Incentive Bill Introduced

    October 16, 2007

    On October 10, Congressman Mike Thompson ((D-CA.) introduced HR 3820, the Commercial Motor Vehicle Advanced Safety Technology Tax Act of 2007.

  • Congress Passes CR to November 16

    October 1, 2007

    Congress has passed, and the President has signed, a Continuing Resolution that funds federal programs at 2007 levels until November 16, 2007.

  • Implementation of UCR Program Underway

    September 7, 2007

    FMCSA’s publication of the new Unified Carrier Registration system fee structure on August 24, 2007 has allowed the states to take the final steps to start collecting registration fees under the new UCR plan.

  • Provision in 9/11 House-Senate Conference Could Bring Back SSRS for 2007

    July 25, 2007

    The conference bill implementing the final recommendations of the 9/11 Commission contains a provision that brings back SSRS retroactive to January 1, 2007 ending on January 1, 2008 or the effective date of the issuance of the final UCR regulations whichever happens first.

  • Congress Restricts, but Does Not Stop Border Pilot Program

    June 7, 2007

    The Iraq War Supplemental appropriations bill passed by Congress on May 24, and signed by the President shortly thereafter, contained language that places added requirements on the cross-border trucking pilot first announced by the U.S. DOT in February of this year.

  • SSRS Extension Language in 9/11 Commission and SAFETEA-LU Corrections Bills

    March 22, 2007

    Legislative language re-instating SSRS until such time as the new Unified Carrier Registration plan is up and running has been included in Section 1436 of the recently passed Senate bill (S.4) that implements the last of the 9/11 Commission recommendations.

  • CR for 2007 Fully Funds Motor Carrier Safety

    February 5, 2007

    Last week, the House passed a long-term Fiscal Year 2007 continuing resolution (CR) for the federal government that included DOT-FMCSA programs.

  • SSRS No Longer in Effect

    January 5, 2007

    As mentioned in our December 13 Legislative Update, the 109th Congress did not pass the FY 2007 DOT Appropriations bill that contained language extending SSRS to January 1, 2008.