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.