June 25, 2015 — The Senate Appropriations Committee approved the FY2016 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies (THUD) Appropriations Bill. The bill continues the suspension of the hours-of-service restart restrictions. It also includes an amendment from Senator Shelby that would allow the use of twin 33-foot trailers. See the provision here.
June 25, 2015 — Senators Cantwell, Booker, Murray and Markey have introduced the National Multimodal Freight Investment Act, a six-year bill that includes multiple provisions that will benefit the intermodal industry. See the text here.
June 23, 2015 — The Senate Environment and Public Works Committee has introduced the Developing a Reliable and Innovative Vision for the Economy Act (DRIVE Act), a six-year highway reauthorization bill which includes a national freight program and recognition of and funding for intermodal connectors as part of the Primary Highway Freight System. Read a summary of the bill here.