The U.S. Department of Transportation is seeking public comment to help finalize a new strategic plan.
Now half of the states prohibit texting while behind the wheel in some form.
The U.S. Department of Transportation announced $48.8 billion in highway funds is available for federal projects.
Beginning July 1, texting while driving will be a secondary offense, carrying a $200 fine.
The $3 million in federal funds will help Rhode Island repair and reconstruct six key bridges that are closed.
A Senate bill would transfer authority from DOT to EPA when determining fuel economy rules for medium- and heavy-duty trucks.
Pilot programs in Hartford and Syracuse will test whether increased law enforcement can get drivers to reduce cell phone use.
Aim is to bypass congested roads around busy ports and reduce greenhouse gases.
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