Are We Slinking Ever Closer to a Universal Road User Charge? Part 1—the National Landscape: NMA E-Newsletter #549

A road user charge or RUC (also referred to as the Vehicle Miles Traveled Tax or VMT Tax and Mileage Based User Fees or MBUF) currently permeates nearly every discussion of how our country will pay for infrastructure in the future. Many transportation planners and elected officials seem to agree the time has come to […]

The Split-Speed Limit Effect: That “Oh Crap” Look on Drivers’ Faces: NMA E-Newsletter #548

Split speed limits, where certain commercial vehicles such as large trucks are forced to travel at lower speeds than surrounding traffic, are anathema to truckers and car drivers alike. That is why the NMA and the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA) have often joined forces to oppose the posting of split speeds and the use […]

For Your Immediate Attention: Ask the Governor to Veto New Jersey Assembly Bill 4135, Use of Digital Parking Meters for Automated Camera Parking Compliance

Dear NMA New Jersey Members, New Jersey Assembly Bill 4135 (A4135) would allow state, county, and municipal agencies to use digital parking meters to electronically monitor fixed parking spaces using sensors, video, and photo capture capabilities. An app for a smartphone or tablet device would allow the vehicle operator to pay parking fees electronically. Violations […]

New Jersey A4135 – Concerns use of digital parking meters to monitor parking compliance; establishes fund to encourage designated drivers

US Congress SB 2033 – A bill to require all new commercial motor vehicles to be equipped with technology to limit maximum operating speed . . . to 65 miles per hour.