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FMCSA Awards $32 Million to Border States to Ensure Commercial Truck and Bus Safety Enforcement

June 14, 2016

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) today announced that it has awarded $32 million in financial assistance to 15 states to help ensure that foreign truck and bus drivers and vehicles involved in international commerce at or near border crossings with Canada and Mexico are properly licensed to operate on U.S. roads.

The Border Enforcement Grant (BEG) program is a federal discretionary grant program focused on reducing crashes, fatalities, and injuries by drivers and vehicles involved in international commerce by ensuring that these motor carriers, drivers, and vehicles are in compliance with U.S. commercial vehicle safety regulations, including financial responsibility, operating authority, driver qualifications and licensing, and vehicle maintenance.

The grants are awarded to state law enforcement agencies that share a border with Canada or Mexico and responsible for enforcing the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations at the roadside.

FMCSA awarded BEG funds to the following states:


FY16 BEG Award

Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities


Arizona Department of Public Safety


California Highway Patrol


Idaho State Police Commercial Vehicle Safety


Maine Department of Public Safety


Michigan Department of State Police


Minnesota State Patrol


Montana Department of Transportation


New Hampshire Department of Safety


New Mexico Department of Public Safety


New York State Department of Transportation


North Dakota Highway Patrol


Texas Department of Public Safety                 $17,205,619
Vermont Agency of Transportation


Washington State Patrol


For further information on the FMCSA Border Enforcement Grant Program, visit the Border Enforcement Grant page.

Updated: Friday, June 24, 2016