Here is a look at what is happening in the world of transportation today:
- Lawmakers in Michigan are set to vote on a proposal to cut the maximum truck weight allowed on state roads from 164,000 lbs. to 80,000 lbs., according to the Associated Press.
- BikePortland.org comments on new reports from the FHA on why cities and towns should consider designing new roads for 23-ft. trucks instead of longer vehicles.
- The founder of Zipcar believes every car in the world should be its own WiFi hotspot, reports Business Insider.
- The Environmental Defense Fund comments on truck sales and how they fleets are increasingly turning to newer vehicles and technologies to reduce fuel consumption.
- The New Jersey Senate passed a bill that would prevent truck owners from installing smokestacks on vehicles to improve power while also increasing emissions, says NJ Spotlight.
- Three separate proposals are on the table in Michigan as a way to fund road improvements, including eliminating a gasoline tax and implementing a wholesale tax, says WILX TV.
- According to a new report on corruption, construction and transportation rank in the top three global, says the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development KCOY TV reports.