Lawmakers Working to Boost Local Logistics, Transportation Sectors
Lawmakers representing the Memphis area on both the state and federal levels are taking steps to help the area’s transportation and logistics sectors in 2017 – from a second swipe at a federal grant to redevelop Lamar Avenue to the resubmission of a state bill that would incentivize companies for reducing wait times for truck drivers.
Democratic U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen is working on the second attempt at the FASTLANE Grant after the U.S. Department of Transportation turned down the state’s first application in June. The $180 million would have gone toward the $300 million redevelopment of the Lamar Avenue corridor of U.S. 78, which remains constricted for trucking flow.
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Posted: December 14, 2016