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Wisconsin to ban texting

Now half of the states prohibit texting while behind the wheel in some form.

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$48.8B in highway funds ready

The U.S. Department of Transportation announced $48.8 billion in highway funds is available for federal projects.

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Nebraska latest state to ban texting

Beginning July 1, texting while driving will be a secondary offense, carrying a $200 fine.

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DOT funds to go to Rhode Island roads

The $3 million in federal funds will help Rhode Island repair and reconstruct six key bridges that are closed.

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Trucking groups oppose fuel economy rules action

A Senate bill would transfer authority from DOT to EPA when determining fuel economy rules for medium- and heavy-duty trucks.

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Crackdown on drivers using cell phones

Pilot programs in Hartford and Syracuse will test whether increased law enforcement can get drivers to reduce cell phone use.

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DOT program to shift cargo to water from highways

Aim is to bypass congested roads around busy ports and reduce greenhouse gases.

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FMCSA adjusts recorder mandate

FMCSA's rule requires onboard recorders for carriers shown in a single audit to be in serious hours-of-service noncompliance.

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Safety belt use grows

New data show 74 percent of commercial truck and bus drivers now are using their safety belts.

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White House reviews cell phone use rule

The U.S. Department of Transportation has drafted a proposed regulation that would ban text messaging and restrict cell phone use.

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