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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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June 1, 2011 - Industry News

San Francisco Trucks' Toll Hike Waiver Expires in 30 Days

The Bay Area Toll Authority reminds drivers of vehicles or combinations with more than two axles that their one-year exemption from the 2010 toll increase on the region's toll bridges will expire at the end of this month

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May 18, 2011 - Industry News

Outlook Dim for Highway Reauthorization

There is practically no chance that Congress will approve any increase in infrastructure investment this year, and only a small chance that it will pass any highway legislation at all - other than an extension of the current program that might have to include funding cuts on the order of 30 percent

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May 11, 2011 - Industry News

Intelligent Transportation System Coming to Northwest Pennsylvania Interstates

Interstate highways across Northwestern Pennsylvania will be fitted with a wireless network of traffic cameras, dynamic message signs and highway advisory radio systems

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May 9, 2011 - Industry News

Arkansas I-40 Eastbound Reopened

Arkansas highway officials have re-opened Interstate 40's eastbound lanes, which were closed for 23 miles between Little Rock and Memphis due to flooding

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May 9, 2011 - Industry News

Illinois Lawmakers Approve Uniform Speed Limits for Four-Lane Non-Interstate Highways

Legislation which received final approval today by the General Assembly and was sent to the Governor would expand the uniform 65 MPH speed limit to those 4-lane divided highways outside of the Chicago-area that currently have a split speed limit

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May 6, 2011 - Industry News

Arkansas Flooding: I-40 Remains Closed in East Arkansas

Interstate 40 in eastern Arkansas remains closed in both directions today around the flooded section at the White River Bridge, located near mile marker 202 at Hazen, Ark.

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May 3, 2011 - Industry News

White House Releases Partial Highway Reauthorization Draft

The White House released a partial proposal for a six-year transportation reauthorization bill that would, among other things, begin the process of testing a mileage-based funding system. The draft proposal, called the Transportation Opportunities Act, is being billed as a trial balloon for ideas that the administration would like to see included in a reauthorization bill that Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood has said should be on President Obama's desk by August

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May 3, 2011 - Industry News

Wisconsin Wants to Convert U.S. 41 to Interstate

Wisconsin officials are moving ahead with efforts to convert U.S. Highway 41 between Milwaukee and Green Bay into an Interstate highway

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May 3, 2011 - Industry News

Delaware Raises Bridge Tolls

The I-78 Toll Bridge

The Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission approved a new toll rate structure that will go into effect July 1

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May 3, 2011 - Industry News

LaHood Awards $6.5 Million To Ease Truck Parking Shortages in Michigan and Minnesota

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood awarded $6.5 million to projects designed to help address truck parking shortages in Michigan and Minnesota

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May 2, 2011 - Industry News

San Francisco Toll Hike Waiver Nears End

The San Francisco Bay Area Tolls Authority's one year toll increase exemption for vehicles of combinations with two or more axels will end on July 1, 2011

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April 24, 2011 - Industry News

Pennsylvania Governor Announces Transportation Funding Advisory Commission

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett created a Transportation Funding Advisory Commission to develop solutions to the state's mounting transportation funding challenges

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April 14, 2011 - Industry News

Expect I-80 Delays in Illinois for Inspections and Construction

Starting April 25, weather permitting, routine bridge inspections on Interstate 80 over the Des Plaines River in Joliet, Ill., will require daily lane closures for approximately three weeks

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March 29, 2011 - Industry News

ATA Chairman Tells Congress Trucking Needs a Highway Bill

The trucking industry needs Congress to quickly pass a new surface transportation bill with a focus on highways. That was the message of American Trucking Associations chairman Barbara Windsor Tuesday in testimony before the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee's Subcommittee on Highways and Transit

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March 16, 2011 - Industry News

NFBC Unveils ExpressPass for Trucks, Buses

The ExpressPass program was tested for several months with Cassens Transport, a Lewiston, New York-based car transporter.

The Niagara Falls Bridge Commission, operator of three of the four Niagara River bridges between Western New York and Southern Ontario, introduced ExpressPass for trucks crossing the Lewiston-Queenston Bridge that will help reduce wait times for all motorists

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March 14, 2011 - Industry News

New York State Using New Reflective Pavement Striping

The New York State Thruway Authority is implementing a new pavement striping program. The new pavement marking system, known as Recess Triple Drop, is more visible and durable in all lighting and weather conditions

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March 13, 2011 - Industry News

Connecticut Truckers Ask for Study of Corrosive De-Icers

State lawmakers in Connecticut are scheduled to hear testimony today on a bill that addresses the issue of corrosive de-icers being used on state highways

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March 8, 2011 - Industry News

Gridlock Returns: INRIX National Traffic Scorecard

INRIX, a provider of traffic and navigation services, released its 4th Annual INRIX National Traffic Scorecard revealing gridlock and longer commute times returning to America's roads

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March 3, 2011 - Industry News

Congress Passes Yet Another Highway Extension

The House passed and sent to the Senate a measure that would extend the current highway program until the end of the fiscal year, Sept. 30. The Senate cleared the measure yesterday and sent it to President Obama, who is expected to sign it

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March 3, 2011 - Industry News

Action Urgently Needed on Highway Program, Says ATA's Graves

As Congress passed a seven-month extension of the federal highway program, American Trucking Associations President and CEO Bill Graves called for a robust, multi-year program - and acknowledged that something less than that might have to do. "Our failure to get our arms around transportation infrastructure needs of this country will be a significant drain on our collective quality of life and our nation's economic competitiveness," Graves said in remarks Wednesda

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March 3, 2011 - Industry News

Discounted Tolls for Truckers in Austin, Texas

Discounted tolls went into effect Tuesday, March 1, for trucks using State Highways 130 and 45 in Austin, Texas

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March 2, 2011 - Industry News

Increase in U.S. Driving Underscores Need for Infrastructure Investment

Americans drove 3 trillion miles in 2010, the most vehicle miles traveled since 2007 and the third-highest ever recorded, U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood announced Wednesday.

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