INCREASE TRUCK WEIGHTS, PRESIDENT FORD URGES
In the interest of economic efficiency and fuel conservation, a series of legislative proposals have been sent to Congress (by the chief executive) which request positive action on an increase in truck sizes and weights, endorse the pending Surface Transportation Act, and call for action on a proposal to establish a one-year National Regulatory Reform Commission. The National Transportation Assistance Act of 1974 also received endorsement. In an effort to offset economic disadvantages to trucks resulting from lower permissible speed and fuel costs, legislation was submitted which would provide for increases in sizes and weights. With modifications to insure greater reliance on competitive market forces, the Surface Transportation Act would contribute to the vitality of the railroad system. Proposals for reform by the National Regulatory Reform Commission are expected to be soon ready for consideration. The Mass Transportation Assistance Act will provide the nation's cities with Federal financial assistance to help meet priority urban mass transportation needs.
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- Patton, O
- Publication Date: 1974-11-25
- Pagination: 2 p.
- TRT Terms: Costs; Economics; Energy; Federal aid; Fuel consumption; Laws; Public transit; Rail transit; Railroad transportation; Regulations; Size; Size and weight regulations; Transportation; Trucks; Urban transportation; Vehicles; Weight
- Old TRIS Terms: Surface rail transit
- Subject Areas: Economics; Energy; Law; Society; Transportation (General); Vehicles and Equipment;
- Accession Number: 00083011
- Record Type: Publication
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Mar 26 1975 12:00AM