FMCSA Announces $480 Million in Grants to Prevent Injuries Involving Commercial Motor Vehicles

FMCSA Announces $480 Million in Grants to Prevent Injuries Involving Commercial Motor Vehicles

The agency has allocated $480 million to improve commercial vehicle safety and reduce roadway fatalities.

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has announced $480 million in grants through the Motor Carrier Safety Assistance Program. Funded by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, these grants aim to prevent crashes, fatalities and injuries tied to commercial motor vehicles.

According to a recent release, this funding supports safety measures such as inspections of large trucks and buses, investigations into safety concerns, and audits of new trucking and bus companies. The grants will also fund outreach and education efforts to combat human trafficking, distracted driving and other key safety issues. 

“Across the entire country, we are making our roadways safer and strengthening our national supply chains with resources made possible by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law,” Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg said in a statement. “The funding we’re announcing today will help our local safety partners invest in initiatives that will continue this important work and make our roadways safer.”

A formula determines fund allocation, which is distributed annually to each state and territory upon completion of an FMCSA-approved Commercial Vehicle Safety Plan. The Motor Carrier Safety Assistance Program grants support the National Roadway Safety Strategy, which adopts a “safe system” approach to drive toward zero roadway fatalities.

For more information on the FMSCA grants and other programs, visit the website.

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