September 1, 2020
Transport Topics --- Nearly $80 million was awarded to educational entities and state agencies for commercial motor vehicle safety efforts, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration recently announced.
Recipients include the following from the state of Iowa:
Specifically, $45 million in grants would be dedicated for state-level programs meant to enhance highway safety and advance technological capabilities across agencies; $32.7 million in commercial driver license program implementation grants would be dedicated for state agencies; and $2 million in commercial motor vehicle operator safety training grants would be dedicated for 20 educational institutions around the country to train veterans for careers in commercial bus and truck operations. The grants prioritize accredited public or private colleges, universities, vocational-technical schools, post-secondary educational institutions, truck driver training schools, and state and local government agencies, according to FMCSA.