Kansas gets $5M in FMCSA grants

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The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administrator announced more than $5 million in federal grants for Kansas to improve truck and bus safety across the state. ” These grants support our Kansas partners as they ramp up truck and bus safety enforcement and educational efforts to encourage teens and all drivers to share the road safely – every trip, every time,” says U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood.

FMCSA awarded $3,947,543 to the Kansas Highway Patrol to improve highway safety enforcement through activities such as safety audits of new truck and bus companies, and inspections of commercial vehicles transporting hazardous materials. Additionally, the KHP grant will strengthen outreach at high schools to teach teens safe driving practices.

FMCSA also awarded $1,114,680 to the Kansas Department of Revenue to implement an electronic commercial driver’s license testing system designed to prevent commercial driver’s licensing fraud. “Our safety-first mission is about building strong partnerships that work to protect our roads and save lives in Kansas and every state,” says FMCSA Administrator Anne Ferro. “These grants provide education, enforcement and technology tools that prevent needless tragedies from ever happening.”