MDOT DBE Program Under Scrutiny

As a part of their responsibilities for implementing a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Program, MDOT must report regularly to the FHWA on their status towards attainment of their annual DBE participation goal. In a recent report covering the first six months...

Changes to Hours of Service Rules

On May 14, 2020, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (“FMCSA”) published a final rule updating hours of service rules by adding more flexibility. These updated hours of service rules were proposed based upon thousands of comments the FMCSA had...

MDOT Update on Temporary Layoffs Plan

This morning, MDOT’s Chief Operations Officer, Tony Kratofil, sent the industry the following email with an update on their temporary layoffs plan: “Industry Partners, I am writing to follow up on my message to you last week regarding the temporary layoffs for state...

MDOT Anticipating Additional Temporary Layoffs

Earlier this afternoon, MDOT’s Chief Operations Officer, Tony Kratofil, sent the following email to the industry: “Industry Partners, You have likely seen by now the announcement of a series of additional temporary layoffs for state employees in an effort to mitigate...

MDOT Initiates Layoffs, Budget Impacts Anticipated

Yesterday afternoon, MDOT’s Chief Operations Officer, Tony Kratofil, notified industry that MDOT, like other state departments, would be implementing temporary layoffs starting next week for a number of their employees due to budget concerns. Mr. Kratofil’s email...