House approves transportation spending bill allowing Mexican truck access

| 11/30/2001

The U.S. House of Representatives voted Friday (Nov. 30) to approve a transportation bill that includes provisions to allow Mexican trucks to operate beyond the commercial zone. Less than 48 hours after House and Senate negotiators and the Bush administration reached an agreement on the controversial border issue, the House approved the 2002 transportation funding bill by a 371-11 vote.

Safety measures included in the bill could add months to the proposed Jan. 1 start date. For more information, see "Mexican truck roadblock gives way to compromise," a Land Line news story posted on this web site Nov. 29-30.

The bill is expected to pass the Senate early next week.