The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration awarded $77.3 million in grants to fund improvements to commercial motor vehicle safety, with $1.5 million going to Alaska. 

"Safety is the department's top priority and these grants will further assist state and local officials in their efforts to prevent commercial motor vehicle crashes," said U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao.

FMCSA's commercial motor vehicle grants will be distributed to several states.

The administration will allocate:

  • $43.3 million for enhancing commercial vehicle safety and advance technological capability in each state
  • $32 million for Commercial Driver's License Program Implementation to help states improve the national CDL program 
  • $2 million for Commercial Motor Vehicle Operator Safety Training at 16 educational institutions training veterans for jobs as commercial bus and truck drivers

More information on grants from the FMCSA can be found on the program's website.

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