December 23, 2013 - Industry News
AAA projects 94.5 million Americans will journey 50 miles or more from home during the year-end holiday season, an increase of 0.6% from the 94 million people who traveled last year. This upward trend marks the fifth consecutive year of increases and the highest travel volume recorded for the season
Tags: AAA, Highways, Holiday Driving
December 10, 2013 - Industry News
In last year’s highway bill, Congress said it wants the Department of Transportation to set a place for freight at the transportation policy table. The first step in that process, defining a highway-based Primary Freight Network, is under way now. It turns out, though, that tracing a Primary Freight Network is not a simple thing.
Tags: Highways, FHWA, MAP-21, Congress
October 28, 2013 - Industry News
Two congressional leaders who have been working on tax reform for the past couple of years are getting closer to drafting proposals that could include renewed commitment to highway funding.
Tags: Infrastructure Funding, Highways, Legislation, Taxes, Government
October 22, 2013 - Industry News
A long-sought east-west toll road south of Chicago is closer to reality following approval last week by the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning's MPO Policy Committee, which means the DOT can go after funding for the Illiana Corridor project.
Tags: Illinois, Indiana, Illiana, Highways, Road Construction
September 10, 2013 - Industry News
An area of East St. Louis is likely to see major delays for drivers this week on I-64 and I-55/70 due to the level of road construction, according to the Mid-West Truckers Association.
Tags: Road Construction, St. Louis, Missouri, I-64, I-70, I-55, Highways
August 23, 2013 - Industry News
Trucking can likely expect bigger traffic delays during the upcoming Labor Day holiday than they have experienced over the past few years
Tags: Traffic Congestion, Highways
August 19, 2013 - Industry News
Overall, vehicles traveled 2.95 trillion miles on U.S. roads in 2011, the eighth-highest level ever recorded, and nearly double the amount traveled in 1980. California drivers alone traveled more than 900 times the distance from the Earth to the Sun.
Tags: Federal Highway Administration, U.S. Department of Transportation, Highways
August 6, 2013 - Industry News
In the not too distant future, traffic will finally be able to travel between Interstate 95 and the Pennsylvania Turnpike without having to use other roadways. Ground has been broken on a project in the southeastern part of the state kicking off the start of the $500 million Stage 1 of the project.
Tags: Pennsylvania, Road Construction, I-95, Interstate 95, Highways
July 23, 2013 - Industry News
At a hearing on the Highway Trust Fund Tuesday it was clear that the key House transportation committee has some distance to go before it can achieve consensus on how the fund could be made whole, or even if it should be preserved.
Tags: highway funding, Highway Trust Fund, House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, infrastructure, Highways, Infrastructure Funding
July 18, 2013 - Industry News
Weather permitting, on Friday night, July 19, through Sunday night July 21, starting each night at 9:30 p.m., the Virginia Department of Transportation will begin to close lanes on I-95 south near Exit 148, Marine Corps Base Quantico.
Tags: Virginia, I-95, Interstate-95, Highways
July 16, 2013 - Industry News
Officials with the Ohio Turnpike have voted to borrow $1.5 billion, and with it will come annual toll hikes to help pay off the debt. Next year’s hike will be 2.7% with further increases tied to the region’s inflation rate.
Tags: Ohio Turnpike, Ohio, Tolls, Highways
Work to install the new permanent span for the Interstate 5 Skagit River Bridge in Burlington, Wash., is officially underway, but new delays and detours will happen again in a few weeks.
Tags: I-5, Interstate 5, Washington, Highways, Skagit River Bridge, infrastructure, Bridges
July 15, 2013 - Industry News
In an effort to address what it says is an ongoing problem with trucks getting stuck under a railroad overpass, the Maryland State Highway Administration is implementing a new truck restriction on a section of MD 75 (Green Valley Road) near Monrovia in Frederick County.
Tags: Maryland, Highways
July 11, 2013 - Industry News
The first of three weekend closures of Interstate 84 in Portland, Ore., will begin at 10 p.m. Friday, July 12 and end 5 a.m. Monday, July 15, as the Banfield Freeway paving project moves into high gear.
Tags: Oregon, Highways, I-84
July 8, 2013 - Industry News
After the Pennsylvania state legislature failed to approve a plan to raise new money for bridge and road repairs, the state Department of Transportation says it will put lower weight limits on some of the state's bridges to try to extend their useful life.
Tags: Pennsylvania, Highways, Infrastructure Funding, Bridges
Another phase of the I-20 reconstruction project in Alabama was set to begin at midnight, weather permitting, resulting in about a 10-mile section of the route being closed.
Tags: Alabama, construction, I-20, Interstate 20, Highways
July 2, 2013 - Industry News
As Americans hit the road for the Fourth of July holiday, they’ll be driving on slightly smoother roads, crossing fewer deficient bridges and spending less time stuck in traffic jams, according to think tank the Reason Foundation and its new Annual Highway Report.
Tags: highway funding, Highways, infrastructure
July 1, 2013 - Industry News
As Americans celebrate Independence Day, the highways are forecast to be a little less crowded than they were a year ago.
Tags: AAA, Traffic Congestion, Highways
Legislation signed into law earlier this year in Ohio pushes the speed limit from 65 mph to 70 mph along rural portions of interstate routes for both trucks and four-wheelers.
Tags: Ohio, Speed Limits, Highways
June 24, 2013 - Industry News
Would Americans favor additional taxes and fees to support the nation's transportation infrastructure? A variety of questions on that topic were posed to a sample of people in a nationwide survey.
Tags: highway funding, Infrastructure Funding, Highways
June 5, 2013 - Industry News
Years of research have produced mixed views on whether different freeway speed limits for cars and trucks make roads safer, but Wayne State University researchers are taking a comprehensive approach to answering that question for state officials.
Tags: Speed limit, Michigan, Industry research, Wayne State University, Safety, Highways
June 3, 2013 - Industry News
The Texas Transportation Commission has added more than 100 miles of highway in southern and northeastern part of the Lone Star state to the Interstate 69 system.
Tags: Texas, I-69, Highways, Cross-Border Trucking, Canada, Mexico
May 23, 2013 - Industry News
UPDATED -- A bridge along Interstate 5 in Washington state partially collapsed Thursday evening, closing part of the route. Authorities are blaming it on a truck pulling an oversize load but the company says it has the proper permit to use the route.
Tags: infrastructure, Washington, Highways, I-5
While AAA projects slightly fewer Americans overall will journey 50 miles or more from home during the Memorial Day holiday weekend than last year, due to a decline in air travel, traffic on the roadways is expected to be higher.
May 14, 2013 - Industry News
Traffic in both directions near Harrisburg, Pa., has reopened following a tanker crash and fire that closed the route last Thursday.
Tags: Pennsylvania, I-81, Interstate 81, Highways
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