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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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February 24, 2011 - Industry News

Ohio Trucking Exec Says Traffic Congestion is Choking Nation's Economy

Keith Tuttle, president of Motor Carrier Services Inc., Northwood, Ohio, told the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee that congestion is choking the nation's supply chain and economy

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February 8, 2011 - Industry News

Illinois GPS Task Force Finds Truck-Specific Data Difficult to Access

Accurate data will keep large trucks on approved roadways and away from hazards – such as low bridges.

Truckers using various GPS systems to navigate around the State of Illinois do not always have access to accurate and up-to-date truck-specific routing information

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January 26, 2011 - Industry News

Glimmers of Progress on Highway Reauthorization

There are indications that Washington is starting to think seriously about passing a long-term transportation authorization bill this year. House and Senate committees are holding initial hearings this week, and Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood has said his goal is to have a bill signed by August. President Obama in his State of the Union address underscored the need for action.

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January 25, 2011 - Industry News

Bill Would Make Larger Truck Pilot Program Permanent

U.S. Sens. Patrick Leahy (D-Vermont) and Susan Collins (R-Maine) announced they will introduce a bill making permanent a now-expired federal pilot program allowing heavier trucks to use the Interstate system in Maine and Vermont

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January 20, 2011 - Industry News

Facebook, YouTube Campaign Urges Americans to Tell Congress about Transportation Needs

As Congress begins work on a new transportation bill, the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials this week launched a social media campaign to generate public opinion about what priorities should be included

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January 20, 2011 - Industry News

Michigan Governor Says New Windsor Detroit Bridge Key to Economic Development

In his State of the State address, Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder made it clear that building a new bridge between Windsor and Detroit, as recommended by the Detroit River International Crossing (DRIC) process, will be a key component of his economic renewal plan for Michigan

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January 20, 2011 - Industry News

Economic Recovery Bringing Renewed Congestion Growth

If the recession had you thinking congestion was getting better, think again. (Photo courtesy Michelin.)

After two years of slight declines in overall traffic congestion - attributable to the economic downturn and high fuel prices - leading indicators suggest that as the economy rebounds, traffic problems are doing the same. While 2008 was the best year for commuters in at least a decade, the problem again began to grow in 2009

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January 6, 2011 - Industry News

High-tech Highway Weigh Stations Coming to Oklahoma

Oklahoma will soon start work on the first two of nine new state-of-the-art truck inspection stations to be equipped with weigh-in-motion scales, remote infra-red vehicle temperature sensors and other cutting edge vehicle inspection technology

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January 5, 2011 - Industry News

New House Rule Seen Jeopardizing Highway Planning

The House Appropriations Committee can now use the Highway Trust Fund to create a budgetary balance it can use to free up spending in other areas.

Republican leaders have decided to change the way the House manages the money in the Highway Trust Fund, a move that highway interests say jeopardizes future infrastructure funding and impedes their ability to put long-term plans into place

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January 5, 2011 - Industry News

Pennsylvania Turnpike Tolls Now Higher

Tolls went up on Pennsylvania toll roads at 12:01 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 2, and for the first time, E-ZPass customers will pay less than cash customers

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December 30, 2010 - Industry News

NYC-area Bridge & Tunnel Tolls Go Up December 30

The New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority has announced increases to NYC area tunnel and bridge tolls. The increases took effect on Dec. 30

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December 29, 2010 - Industry News

Transportation and Construction Coalition Warns of Highway Funding Cuts

Industry groups agree a GOP funding rule change would destablize the funding stream.

Changes to government spending rules recently proposed by The House Republican Conference has a coalition of highway users and road-building groups up in arms over the possibility that highway funding could be treated as any other spending proposal

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