New York Congressman, Paul Tonko returns as our special guest to explain the details concerning the funding for additional truck parking areas as described within the Transportation Bill, per Jason's Law.
MAP-21 also describes the shortage of safe truck parking for commercial truck drivers as a national priority and identifies projects that will be eligible for funding. Section 1401 of MAP-21, entitled Jason’s Law, is named after Jason Rivenburg, a Schoharie, New York, truck driver, who lost his life on March 5th, 2009 when he parked in an abandoned gas station to wait for a load delivery.
How is the money disbursed and how do states go about applying for the funds?
Congressman Tonko will answer these questions and more as we provide an important update to Jason's Law.