LLN (6/18/19) Congress is in the process of putting together a transportation appropriations bill, with plenty of amendments tacked on. We’ll sort through the list of the good and the bad. OOIDA Life Members are honored after 30 years of marriage and safe driving. We’ll have details on two states lowering the age for intrastate trucking. Meanwhile, Florida gets the green light to proceed with new tolls. Plus, the latest news from this week’s bulletin board.
0:00-9:57 – Newscast
9:57-24:42 – OOIDA Husband and Wife Named TA Citizen Drivers
24:42-39:40 – Florida proceeds with new toll roads. Meanwhile, two states lower truck driving age
39:40-49:24 – Congress members consider transportation bill and amendments
Terry Scruton talked with OOIDA life member Beth Zelten who, along with her husband Kenn, was one of the winners of this year’s TA Petro Citizen Driver award. Nominations for next year’s awards are open through Aug. 31. You can find more information and submit a nomination online.
Three new toll projects in Florida have received the green light to move forward. Also, action taken in two states is expected to get younger people behind the wheel of large vehicles. Mary McKenna gets the details from Land Line Magazine’s Keith Goble.
- Read more from Land Line Magazine, New Florida law moves forward plan for three toll roads.
- You can also read, Alabama, Alaska act to lower minimum age for in-state truckers.
- To read about legislation in a particular state, visit the OOIDA Legislative Watch page.
Mary McKenna and Jay Grimes of OOIDA’s Washington, D.C., office share more information on some of the trucking amendments attached to the appropriations bill under consideration in Congress.
- It’s never too late to share your views with lawmakers. You can do that at FightingForTruckers.com.
- To call members of Congress, dial 202-224-3121.
- Read OOIDA’s Guide to Contacting Lawmakers.