By CBSNewYork Team

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork)Gov. Kathy Hochul has announced a new plan to address a critical truck and bus driver shortage.

The proposal would allow qualified third parties to offer the road test for commercial driver’s licenses.

It would create more testing locations statewide and expand capacity at existing state-run sites to reduce the time it takes to get more qualified drivers on the road.

A public hearing is planned for Jan. 26 on the proposal.

CBSNewYork Team