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July 27, 2011 - Industry News

Equipment Makers Offer Idea to Fund Highways

The Association of Equipment Manufacturers says it has an idea for a revenue-neutral solution to rebuild and modernize America's interstates without raising the fuel tax

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July 26, 2011 - Industry News

Illinois DOT Warns of Three-Day I-57 Closure

The Illinois Department of Transportation will close Interstate 57 for an expected three days next week

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July 25, 2011 - Industry News

Freeway Closures Coming to I-710/Long Beach Freeway

The California Department of Transportation will conduct 10 weekends of 53-hour extended closures and full freeway closures on the Long Beach Freeway (I-710) beginning August 5

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July 24, 2011 - Industry News

Outlines of Transport Bill Emerge from Senate Hearings

The Senate Environment & Public Works Committee is going forward with a 2-year proposal that would keep funding at its current level of $109 billion. (Photo by Steven Vance)

The outline of a transportation reauthorization bill started to emerge from the haze of Washington's summer heat storm last week. Timing and details will remain blurred for a while yet, at least until the epic struggle over the debt ceiling is resolved, but at several hearings last week Senators began public discussions on highway funding, policy and safety

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July 22, 2011 - Industry News

Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission Approves 2012 Toll Increase

Truck entering Pennsylvania Turnpike (photo by Ben Schumin).

The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission approved a 2012 rate schedule that will result in overall toll-revenue growth of 3%

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July 15, 2011 - Industry News

Lane Closures Scheduled on I-95 in Maryland

Look for overnight single and double lane closures for the next three weeks on southbound I-95 in Maryland between MD 198 (exit 33) and MD 212 (exit 29) as part of the Intercounty Connector (ICC) project

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July 14, 2011 - Industry News

I-405 Closure This Weekend to Disrupt Traffic with 'Carmageddon'

The Los Angeles region is bracing for a 53-hour shutdown of Interstate 405 in mid-July that will cut off a critical, high-traffic trucking route

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July 12, 2011 - Industry News

WSDOT I-5 Lane Closure for Week of July 18

Washington State officials have pushed back the date of a major 87-hour Interstate 5 lane closure, according to the state Department of Transportation

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July 8, 2011 - Industry News

Maryland to Close Lanes on Southbound I-95 in Greenbelt starting July 13

Beginning Wednesday night, July 13, the Maryland State Highway Administration will close up to three lanes on southbound I-95/I-495 on the Capital Beltway at the MD 201 Bridge, Kenilworth Avenue, weather permitting

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July 7, 2011 - Industry News

House Panel Unveils Highway Proposal

The starting point for reauthorization of the federal highway law in the House is a six-year vision - not a bill yet - of a dramatically smaller program that seeks to leverage federal funds by giving states more flexibility. At a briefing on Capitol Hill, Rep. John Mica, R-Fla., unveiled the outlines of a $230 billion measure that relies solely on the money that's available through the Highway Trust Fund

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July 5, 2011 - Industry News

Buffalo's Peace Bridge to Get Canadian Pre-Screening

The Peace Bridge port of entry spans the Niagara River between Buffalo, N.Y, and Fort Erie, Ontario. It's the fourth busiest border crossing in North America, and congestion on the U.S.-bound lanes caused by truck screening is legendary. That problem could soon be solved.

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July 4, 2011 - Industry News

Arkansas Highway Funding Plan Thrown into Reverse by Anti-Tax Fervor

If you've been wondering why Congress has not been able to reauthorize the federal highway program, take a look at what's happened in Arkansas. There the anti-tax fervor that currently reigns on Capitol Hill has been taken to an instructive extreme

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June 30, 2011 - Industry News

Possible Government Shutdown Causes Minnesota Rest Areas to Close

Truckers in Minnesota may need to find new pit stops this weekend as rest areas shu tdown in the face of a government shutdown

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June 29, 2011 - Industry News

L.A. Mayor Warns Drivers of Impending Freeway Closure on I-405

Map of the I-405 closure.

Both north- and south-bound lanes for Interstate 405 in Los Angeles will be closed for just over two days straight next month, which may cause nightmarish road conditions for drivers.



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June 28, 2011 - Industry News

DOT Sending Emergency Highway Funds to North Dakota

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood announced he is making $5 million in quick release emergency funds available to the North Dakota Department of Transportation to immediately begin restoring federal-aid highways damaged by flooding

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June 23, 2011 - Industry News

Reauthorization? Maybe Next Month

Congress is inching toward legislation to reauthorize the federal highway program, but details are scarce and the schedule remains a "maybe." "We may move forward in July," said Justin Harclerode, spokesman for the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee

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June 22, 2011 - Industry News

Increases Proposed for Maryland Toll Facilities

The Maryland Transportation Authority proposed a toll increase to help manage rising infrastructure costs, which would double the toll on some Interstate highway bridges by mid-2013.

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June 15, 2011 - Industry News

Some Trucks to be Temporarily Banned from U.S. 93 in Boulder City During Construction

After compromising with Arizona and federal government officials, the Nevada Department of Transportation announced plans to temporarily ban some trucks from U.S. 93 in Boulder City

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June 15, 2011 - Industry News

Floods Close I-29 South of Iowa 2

Missouri River flooding prompted the Iowa and Missouri departments of transportation this afternoon to officially closed Interstate 29 from exit 10 (Iowa 2) in Iowa to the U.S. 136 interchange (exit 110) near Rock Port, Mo

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June 14, 2011 - Industry News

Maryland Rehabilitates Two Bridges on I-270

The Maryland State Highway Administration is rehabilitating two bridges on northbound and southbound I-270 over MD 80 (Fingerboard Road) and Bennett Creek in Frederick County

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June 13, 2011 - Industry News

Iowa DOT closing I-29/680 interchange near Loveland at 6 p.m. Today; Additional Closures Soon Due to Flooding

The Iowa Department of Transportation will be closing the Interstate 29/680 interchange near Loveland at 6 p.m. today due to flooding

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June 8, 2011 - Industry News

Toronto Traffic Fowled by Four-truck Pile Up

Commuters in the Toronto area had to endure a four-hour, mid-day closure of the westbound Queen Elizabeth Highway after an SUV driver made a panic stop in the center lane of the roadway to avoid hitting a duck

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June 3, 2011 - Industry News

FHWA Makes Hurricane Season Modeling Tool For Freight Movement

States will have greater access this season to a Federal Highway Administration's modeling tool that can help them prepare for freight traffic shifts resulting from major road closures after natural disasters

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June 2, 2011 - Industry News

More Truck Parking Available, Under Construction In Missouri

Rest areas in Mineola, Mo., are being converted to a truck-only parking facility, and two welcome centers have opened along I-55 offering additional parking

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June 1, 2011 - Industry News

Section of Westbound I-86 Closed in Western New York After Shoulder Collapse

A section of I-86 (aka the Southern Tier Expressway) in western New York will be shut down for most of the summer after heavy rains caused part of the road's shoulder to collapse

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