U.S. Rep. Gallagher: Introduces Safe Routes Act

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Mike Gallagher (R-WI) today introduced the Safe Routes Act of 2021, a bill that would allow logging trucks that meet state-determined legal requirements to travel up to 150 air miles on the Federal Interstate Highway System. Current law prohibits trucks that meet these requirements from using the federal interstate, forcing them to use state and local roads that increase the risks associated with their trips.

“When logging trucks aren’t allowed to use federal highways, they use state and local roads where they encounter school zones, cr...

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