March 6, 2014 - Industry News
Ideas for infusions into the Highway Trust Fund got conflicting receptions before congressional tax committees this week, as Senate Finance Chairman Ron Wyden said he's looking for solutions while Ways and Means Chairman Dave Camp expressed concerns about the Obama administration's proposal.
Tags: Highway Trust Fund, FET, Taxes, Infrastructure Funding, Highways, Congress, Legislation
March 4, 2014 - Industry News
President Obama’s budget for the Department of Transportation calls for new performance measures and a $10 billion freight program as well as his four-year, $302 billion infrastructure program.
Tags: Department of Transportation, Budget, highway funding, Legislation, ATA, infrastructure, Highways
It won’t be easy, but there’s at least a glimmer of a way for Congress to come up with money to fund a longer-term highway bill. The Highway Trust Fund is going to run out of money possibly as soon as August, according to the Congressional Budget Office.
Tags: Congress, highway funding, Highway Trust Fund, Legislation, Highways, infrastructure
A new report shows traffic congestion in the U.S. increased last year after two consecutive years of declines and is growing faster than the nation’s economy.
Tags: Traffic Congestion, Highways, Inrix
January 28, 2014 - Industry News
The Missouri Department of Transportation has launched the Missouri Freight Plan, the next step in a process started last year to develop the state's long-range transportation plan.
Tags: infrastructure, Missouri, Fleets, Highways, Freight
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
December 8, 2013 - Industry News
Work will continue on the I-24 Ohio River Bridge between Paducah, Ky., and Metropolis, Ill., into mid-January, and the maximum load width will be reduced.
Tags: Ohio, Illinois, Highways, I-24
November 26, 2013 - Industry News
With the House and Senate going to conference on a Water Resources Development bill, the way is clear for transportation committees in both chambers to take up reauthorization of the federal highway program.
Tags: Legislation, Congress, highway funding, Highways, Infrastructure Funding
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
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
The U.S. House has passed a measure that would allow Wisconsin to continue its practice of allowing trucks weighing more than 80,000 pounds along a section of U.S. 41 when the route is designated as an Interstate roadway, most likely next year.
Tags: Wisconsin, Highways, Legislation
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
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 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 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
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
February 25, 2013 - Industry News
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
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 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
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 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
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
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