The American Soybean Association (ASA) has sent letters to key members of the Senate Environment & Public Works Committee (EPW) and the House Transportation & Infrastructure (T&I) Committee to reiterate its tops transportation and infrastructure priorities and urge their inclusion in the Surface Transportation Reauthorization bill.


The EPW Committee has indicated it could mark-up the bill November 9. The House T&I Committee has not announced a date for mark-up.


ASA’s priorities for the bill are an extension of the hours-of-service exemption for agricultural truck drivers, and increase in the truck weight limits when an additional sixth axle is used, and provisions to ensure that all funds in the Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund that were intended for dredging activities are used for those purposes.


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Posted 11/6/2011