FMCSA PROGRAMS EXEMPT FROM RECISSION CUTS
Word from FMCSA is that their programs are exempt from cuts resulting from the recission affecting surface transportation programs that became effective October 1st with the passage of the one-month Continuing Resolution. Therefore, FMCSA programs will be funded for the month of October at regular 2009 levels.
Hopefully, Congress will act on both the regular 2010 DOT Appropriations bill as well as some form of an extension of SAFETEA-LU before the month is out. It appears that the Senate now agrees with the three-month time frame that House Transportation and Infrastructure Chairman, James Oberstar, has been advocating.