CA Members of T&I Committee Set
The House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee roster has been set, and California will again have six Representatives among its ranks.
Rep. Gary Miller (31st District- San Bernardino, Redlands, Rancho Cucamonga)
Rep. Duncan Hunter (50th District- Santee, Lakeside, Escondido)
Rep. Jeff Denham (10th District- Modesto, Tracy, Turlock)
Rep. Janice Hahn (44th District- Lynwood, Compton, San Pedro)
Rep. John Garamendi (3rd District- Yuba City, Woodland, Fairfield)
Rep. Grace Napolitano (32nd District- West Covina, Azusa, El Monte)
On Tuesday, January 8, 2013 public officials from all levels of government kicked off the groundbreaking for the new Gerald Desmond Bridge Replacement Project. When finished, the $1 billion project to replace the original bridge will be the largest bridge structure in Southern California. Originally built in 1968, the Gerald Desmond Bridge is a vital infrastructure piece that links Terminal Island in the San Pedro Port Complex to 710 Freeway. 15 percent of the nation’s waterborne cargo travels on the bridge annually.
From ATA State Laws Newsletter
FMCSA Reappoints Industry Members to UCR Board – By letters dated June 5, 2012, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has reappointed the current five industry representatives on the Board of Directors of the Unified Carrier Registration Agreement to additional three-year terms that commenced June 1. These representatives are: Woody Chambers, representing the Owner Operator Independent Driver Association; Jay Gingrich of CHI Overhead Doors, representing private carriers; Rick Schweitzer, an attorney representing the American Bus Association; Bob Voltmann of the Transportation Intermediaries Association; and Bob Pitcher of ATA, who has served as vice chairman of the Board since it was established in 2006. Our congratulations to the appointees.
DMV Motor Carrier Industry Meeting Scheduled for June 1
The annual DMV Motor Carrier Industry meeting is scheduled for June 1st in Sacramento. Representatives from the Department of Motor Vehicles, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, California Highway Patrol, California Air Resources Board and Caltrans are scheduled to present. Dont miss out on this opportunity to recevie updates on items that affect the motor carrier industry. Meeting information is as follows:
Date: June 1st, 2012
Time: 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Location: 707 3rd Street, West Sacramento, CA (The Ziggurat Auditorium)
Due to limited seating availability you are encouraged to RSVP to (916) 657-5658.
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