DOT outlines FY 2011 budget request for FMCSA

The Department of Transportation recently released a summary (.pdf file) of its fiscal year 2011 budget request for the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. DOT officials are asking for $570 million for FMCSA's programs -- a $20 million increase from FY 2010 levels.

A summary of proposed expenditures includes:

  • Approximately $13 million for operating expenses to allow FMCSA to fully deploy its Comprehensive Safety Analysis 2010 initiative, including resources for enforcement, monitoring and training. Funds also will go toward hiring additional motor carrier safety inspectors and personnel.
  • A $7.3 million increase in information management funding to allow FMCSA to upgrade its information technology systems to provide new functionality associated with activities related to new entrants, e-Gov and COMPASS.
  • About $8 million to be redirected from the Commercial Driver's License Information System grants to new entrant grants and CDL improvement grants.

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