Transportation changes delayed
Governor Bob Riley has postponed implementation of a federal transportation regulation in Alabama for six months. Until then, a task force appointed by the governor will work to answer questions that some Alabamians have expressed about the federal requirements regarding intrastate commercial vehicles.
The federal regulations were scheduled to go into effect in Alabama on July 1. Riley's order suspends implementation until Jan. 1, 2007.
Commercial motor vehicle operators involved in interstate commerce already have to display a U.S. Department of Transportation number on their vehicles. The federal rules also extend that requirement to commercial motor vehicle operators involved in intrastate commerce.