More Than $80 Million Granted for Truck Parking
A new round of Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration grant money has been awarded, with a focus on truck parking.
The funding of more than $80 million, stemming from the bipartisan infrastructure law, aims to expand access to truck parking, invest in technology and improve safety on the nation’s roadways, according to a Sept. 13 release.
The grants “include a 65 percent increase in funding for truck parking projects over last year,” the release notes. Four major projects are mentioned, including:
Signs along highways in Kentucky, Delaware and Indiana to help drivers locate parking spaces in real time
Research supporting alerts to inform drivers of upcoming work zones on their route
Enhanced digital screening technology to detect vehicle violations
Outreach and education to fight human trafficking
“We depend on truck drivers every day, and we have a national responsibility to support their safety and job quality,” stated Pete Buttigieg, transportation secretary. “Today, we are proud to deliver new funding that will improve safety on our nation’s roads.”