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February 25, 2013 - Industry News

Louisiana Opens Six Lanes on I-10

Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development recently opened six lanes of traffic on I-10 between the I-10/I-12 split and Siegen Lane in Baton Rouge.

Tags: Louisiana, Highways, Road Construction

February 14, 2013 - Industry News

DOT Moving Ahead with MAP-21 Freight Initiatives

The new National Freight Strategic Plan will look at different transportation modes.

The Department of Transportation is asking for nominations for a committee that will establish the National Freight Strategic Plan that's called for in last year's highway bill, and has proposed a process for desgnating a national freight network.

Tags: Highways, Infrastructure, DOT, National Freight Strategic Plan, MAP-21, National Freight Network

February 6, 2013 - Industry News

Congestion Cost Trucking $27 billion in 2011

Congestion has a price, and for the trucking industry, It's billions of dollars lost. The total financial cost of congestion in 2011 was $121 billion, up one billion dollars from the year before and translating to $818 per U.S. commuter. Of that total, about $27 billion worth was wasted time and diesel fuel from trucks moving goods on the system.

Tags: Economy, Traffic Congestion, Infrastructure, Highways

January 23, 2013 - Industry News

I-64 Closure Planned in St. Louis

If the weather cooperates, the Missouri Department of Transportation plans to close all lanes of Interstate 64 in St. Louis between Kings Highway and Forest Park Parkway Friday, Jan. 25 at 8 p.m. until 3 a.m. Monday, Jan. 28

Tags: Highways, Detours

January 3, 2013 - Industry News

Drivewyze Provides Mobile Inspection Site Bypass in Nevada

Drivewyze Inc. announced that Nevada has become the 15th state to adopt the Drivewyze PreClear bypass service, which uses tablets, smartphones and select Electronic On-Board Recorders to provide commercial vehicles with inspection site bypass opportunities.

Tags: Highways, Drivewyze

January 2, 2013 - Industry News

Texas I-35E Project Moves Foward

Traffic relief is on the way for North Texas travelers who rely on Interstate 35E between Dallas and Denton. Recently, the Texas Transportation Commission chose Archer Western/Granite/LANE Constructors as the developer for much-needed improvements to the 28-mile corridor

Tags: Highways, Construction

January 2, 2013 - Industry News

TravelCenters Opens First S.C. Petro Stopping Center

TravelCenters of America LLC, operator of the TA and Petro Stopping Centers, has announced the acquisition and rebranding of a travel center in Florence, S.C., to the Petro Stopping Centers brand

Tags: Highways, TA, Petro

December 28, 2012 - Industry News

CDOT Closes I-70 Rest Area In Glenwood Springs

The Colorado Department of Transportation recently closed a rest area in west Glenwood Springs off of I-70 in a move to cut costs

Tags: Highways

December 28, 2012 - Industry News

North Carolina's Quick Pass and E-ZPass Function as One

Beginning Thursday, Jan. 3, drivers with an E-ZPass or NC Quick Pass hardcase transponder can travel in all E-ZPass states and North Carolina using their prepaid electronic toll collection account

Tags: Highways, E-ZPass

December 27, 2012 - Industry News

Eight Truckstops Join Network of Electric Plug-in Power Pedestals

Shorepower Technologies has announced eight more truckstops added electric plug-in power pedestals to their locations. Connections providing 480-volt power for hybrid refrigerated trailers are also being installed at four of the eight truckstops

Tags: Highways, Truckstops, EVs, Alternative Fuels, shore power

December 26, 2012 - Industry News

Iowa Parking Area Closing for Winter

The Iowa Department of Transportation is announcing the temporary closure of the undeveloped rest area at mile post 51 on southbound Interstate 35 in Warren County, Iowa, beginning Jan. 2

Tags: Highways

December 19, 2012 - Industry News

New York Metro Tolls Going up March 1

New York's Metropolitan Transportation Authority board voted unanimously to approve a fare and toll increase for all MTA facilities. The new fare and toll rates go into effect on March 1, 2013

Tags: Highways, Tolls, New York

December 19, 2012 - Industry News

Virginia Considers North-South Corridor

Virginia planning officials this week held open house meetings to get public input on a proposed multimodal North-South Corridor that would link I-95 with Dulles International Airport and could take pressure off the Capitol Beltway

Tags: Highways, I-66, Virginia, I-81

December 18, 2012 - Industry News

Drivewyze Bypass Now Available in New Mexico

New Mexico officially became the 14th state to adopt Drivewyze PreClear as its new bypass service

Tags: Highways, New Mexico, Drivewyze

December 17, 2012 - Industry News

Bill Would Set up VMT Pilot Project

U.S. Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.) introduced legislation in the House of Representatives that would fund a Vehicle Miles Traveled pilot program to examine a new source of funding that would help make up for the Highway Trust Fund deficit

Tags: Highways, Infrastructure, Oregon, VMT

December 15, 2012 - Industry News

Kentucky, Ohio Agree to Build New Ohio River bridge

Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear and Ohio Gov. John Kasich signed an agreement that describes in broad terms how their two states will cooperatively build a new bridge over the Ohio River between Cincinnati and Covington

Tags: Highways, Ohio, Kentucky, I-75, I-71

December 13, 2012 - Industry News

Ohio Governor Decides Not to Privatize Turnpike

Ohio Gov. John Kasich announced plans to generate $3 billion for state road projects -- without leasing it or selling it to a private outside concern

Tags: Highways, Tolls, Ohio

December 13, 2012 - Industry News

Missouri's I-49 Designation Makes History

With the designation of former U.S. Route 71 to become part of Interstate 49, this week, the plan for an uninterrupted I-49 is beginning to take shape

Tags: Highways

December 3, 2012 - Industry News

Minnesota's Lafayette Bridge Closed to Truck Traffic in 2013

Tractor-trailer combinations measuring longer than 35 feet will be restricted from driving on Minnesota's U.S. 52's Lafayette Bridge in St. Paul as construction on their northbound section of the roadway continues

Tags: Highways, U.S. 52, Minnesota

November 30, 2012 - Industry News

Colorado Attempts new Metering System on I-70

In an attempt to alleviate traffic jams on the mountain road of I-70 at the Eisenhower Johnson Memorial Tunnels, the Colorado Department of Transportation is going to take try out a metering method found in large cities

Tags: Highways, Colorado, I-70

November 27, 2012 - Industry News

Pilot Flying J Offers Breakfast and Hot Soup Bars

Breakfast bar ready for customers at Flying J Travel Plaza at Watt Road in Knoxville, Tenn.

Pilot Flying J is offering a new dining experience for its customers with dedicated breakfast and hot soup bars. The new breakfast bar features home-style choices such as biscuits and sausage gravy and southwest egg scramble

Tags: Highways, Truckstops, Pilot Flying J

November 27, 2012 - Industry News

Reason Foundation Says Costs for Fuel Tax, Toll Collection are 'Myths'

All-electronic tolling could be as cheap to operate as collecting fuel tax, says The Reason Foundation. Cash lanes, however, are more expensive to operate. (Photo by Jim Park)

The Reason Foundation, an American libertarian research organization, released a study saying it costs more to collect fuel taxes than is generally believed, and that thanks to new electronic tolling systems, collecting tolls costs less than is thought.

Tags: Highways, Tolls, Fuel Tax, Infrastructure

November 26, 2012 - Industry News

Historic Lincoln Tunnel Undergoes Rehab

Lincoln Tunnel, New Jersey side approach and the Helix, circa 1955.

Work is currently under way to repair the aging Lincoln Tunnel "Helix," including overnight closures on this critical link between New York and New Jersey that will last for about a year

Tags: Highways, Lincoln Tunnel

November 26, 2012 - Industry News

Missouri Nears Official Completion of I-49

Missouri is about to officially get a new Interstate designation, I-49

Tags: Highways, Missouri, I-49

November 25, 2012 - Industry News

New Petro on the Way in Gary, Ind.

TravelCenters of America is spending $20 million to build a new full-service Petro Stopping Center in Gary, Ind., on the 28-acre site of the old Steel City Truck Stop.

Tags: Highways

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