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With 10 days to go until funding for highway and transit programs runs out, a motion to proceed with debate was defeated as Democrats claimed they hadn’t been given enough time to read the details of the 1,030-page multi-year bill unveiled Tuesday morning.
Officials from the California Department of Transportation plan to partially reopen the closed-off section of the important freight thoroughfare Friday.
Freight volumes and revenues should continue to increase substantially over the next 11 years thanks to continued population growth, expansion of the U.S. energy sector and foreign trade, according to a new report from the American Trucking Associations.
Meanwhile, drayage drivers at Pacific 9 Transportation continue their strike in an attempt to be reclassified as employee drivers.
The future of the Export-Import Bank is still in doubt because it depends on passage of a long-term transportation bill that is expected to pass the Senate, but which faces strong opposition in the House.
Roadrunner's CEO Mark DiBlasi said the purchase of Stagecoach Cartage will expand its trucking network in the Southwest U.S. and along the Mexican border.