Missouri Senate stalls I-70 toll plans

Plans to charge tolls along most of Interstate 70 in Missouri have been put on temporary hold as the state Senate voted to form a committee to study the issue later in the year, according to a report in the Kansas City Star. Moments after the Senate voted 33-0 in favor of forming a committee…

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Fuel trials lead to 300 Scania trucks order

Independent transport operator Gregory Distribution has declared Scania its preferred supplier, following detailed comparative fuel trials involving vehicles from four truck manufacturers. Three hundred Scania trucks are now set to be delivered to the North Tawton, Devon-based operator over the coming three years. Equating to the replacement of two-thirds of the company’s fleet, the bulk…

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CBO: Proposed CAFE rules will hit Highway Trust Fund hard down the road

Culprit will be resulting drop in gasoline taxes collected starting in 2017 Proposed light-duty CAFE standards expected to cut gasoline-tax collections starting in 2017 With long-term reauthorization of the highway bill still on the table for the House and the Senate, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) has issued a sobering report on how it expects…

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