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  • August 1 — Members of the West Coast Marine Terminal Operators Agreement have suspended the $5 gate fee on chassis moves in and out of their terminals that had been scheduled to start today. The fee is expected to be initiated in 30 days.
  • July 22 — U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx announced that the U.S. DOT has established the Build America Bureau to combine a number of DOT programs, several of which are related to freight. Read the July 22 press release.
  • July 22 — The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration issued a final rule to amend the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs), adding a new definition of "major tread groove"; placing new prohibitions on the operation of a vehicle with speed-restricted tires; and eliminating the option to satisfy the annual inspection requirement through a violation-free roadside inspection. Read the Federal Register Notice.
  • July 8 — PierPass announced a 1.9 percent increase in the Traffic Mitigation Fee at the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, scheduled to take effect on Aug. 8, 2016. Read the PierPass news post here.
  • July 5 — USDOT announced the 18 projects selected to receive a total of $759 million in fiscal year 2016 through the FASTLANE program, including the Atlantic Gateway (VA); the Cross Harbor Freight Program (NY); and the Port of Savannah International Multi-Modal Connector (GA). See the project list here.

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