Nearly $80 million was awarded to educational entities and state agencies for commercial motor vehicle safety efforts, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration announced recently.
Specifically, $45 million in grants would be dedicated for state-level programs meant to enhance highway safety and advance technological capabilities across agencies.
Additionally, $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 institutions include community colleges in Iowa, Pennsylvania and Virginia.