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The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration says its one-year crossborder trucking program could actually last three years.
The statement March 7 came only a day after Transportation Secretary Mary E. Peters told a Senate committee she planned to stop the program this September. "If we were to move forward I believe it would be in violation of what the language requires in the [2008 appropriations bill]," Peters said.
The FMCSA the following day said the secretary "has expanded her answer ... to ensure that the record reflects the fact the department has the authority to extend the demonstration project up to the three-year maximum permitted under the …