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July 11, 2012 - Industry News

Zero-Emission Trucks Could be Part of I-710 Zero-Emission Corridor

One zero-emission truck being tested at LA_area ports is this hydrogen-fuel-cell Tyrano, made by Vision Motor Corp. of El Segundo, Calif.

Zero-emission trucks, such as hybrid-electric trucks receiving power along major roadways (similar to light-rail trains and buses in some cities), could be in demonstration in the next few years and eventually be part of a zero-emission corridor along the busy I-710 Freeway leaving the Ports of Los Angeles, according to a recent study.

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July 6, 2012 - Industry News

President Signs Highway Bill

President Obama signed the long-awaited highway bill into law at the White House this afternoon. The bill, Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century, or MAP-21, funds transportation programs through September 2014

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July 3, 2012 - Industry News

Caltrans Proposes Truck-Only Expressway on I-710

In its proposal for improvements to Interstate 710 in Los Angeles County between Ocean Boulevard and State Route 60, the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) is looking at a provision of a separate four-lane freight corridor to be used by conventional or zero-emission trucks

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June 27, 2012 - Industry News

Tentative Agreement Reached on Highway Bill

Two controversial provisions have been dropped from the highway reauthorization bill as lawmakers reached a tentative agreement on a two-year measure, according to published reports

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June 27, 2012 - Industry News

Bay Area Toll Hike to Take Effect Sunday

The increase by the Bay Area Toll Authority affects the following bridges: Bay, Benicia-Martinez (above), Richmond-San Rafael, San Mateo, Carquinez, Dumbarton and Antioch.

Drivers in the San Francisco Bay Area will be paying more for tolls starting Sunday, July 1. Tolls are increasing on all seven state-owned oll bridges in the area for big trucks, recreational vehicles and cars towing trailers, reports the Mercury News

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June 26, 2012 - Industry News

Debby Closes Part of I-10 in Florida

The Florida Highway Patrol closed parts of Interstate 10 in north Florida this morning due to flooding as Tropical Storm Debby continues to drench the state with rain

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June 23, 2012 - Industry News

Ambassador Bridge Owner Promotes Opposition to Detroit-Windsor Bridge

Opposition is already ramping up to the second border-crossing bridge planned to link Detroit, Mich., with Windsor, Ontario, Canada

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June 23, 2012 - Industry News

DOT Announces TIGER Grants

The Department of Transportation announced that 47 transportation projects in 34 states and the District of Columbia will receive a total of almost $500 million from the U.S. Department of Transportation's TIGER (Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery) 2012 program

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June 20, 2012 - Industry News

Tolls to Be Part of Two Major Bridge Projects

Working together, Kentucky and Indiana will build a new I-65 bridge over the Ohio River, reconstruct the I-64/I-65/I-71 Kennedy Interchange and build a new SR-265 East End facility.

The Federal Highway Administration yesterday announced decisions that allow two major bridge projects to move forward, one on I-95 between Pennsylvania and New Jersey, the other on I-65 between Kentucky and Indiana -- and both projects involved tolls

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June 19, 2012 - Industry News

Infographic Sheds Light on U.S. Infrastructure

With the current highway bill set to expire on June 30, time is running out for Congress to extend federal funding for U.S. transportation infrastructure. Through a new infographic and progress report, the Council on Foreign Relations is reminding the public exactly where the U.S stands in regard to infrastructure

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June 19, 2012 - Industry News

Oregon DOT: 242 is Not a Truck Route

The Oregon Department of Transportation wants to remind commercial drivers that Oregon 242 is not a truck route

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June 19, 2012 - Industry News

Florida Adding Toll Lanes to Highways

Expect more tolls on Florida highways

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June 19, 2012 - Industry News

Washington State Says Weigh Station Innovations Saving Truckers Time

The new Spokane port of entry has a customized weight enforcement and commercial vehicle inspection solution from International Road Dynamics that integrates vehicle identification, credential screening and data collection.

Technology allowed more than 1.1 million commercial vehicles to bypass weigh stations in Washington State last year, according to the Gray Notebook, the Washington State Department of Transportation's quarterly performance report

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June 15, 2012 - Industry News

Some Rural Arkansas Highways Getting Higher Speed Limits

The Arkansas Highway Commission authorized the state Highway and Transportation Department to raise speed limits on certain rural highways. A recent analysis of rural four- and five-lane highways recommended that speed limits on a number of highways be raised from 55 mph to 60 mph

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June 15, 2012 - Industry News

Bridge Deal Reached for New Windsor-Detroit Border Crossing

Proponents of the new crossing say the existing Ambassador Bridge will not be able to handle increased cross-border trade.

An agreement has finally been reached on a $4 billion project to build a second bridge linking Windsor, Ontario and Detroit, Mich. to take pressure off the crowded Ambassador Bridge border crossing, the busiest trade crossing on the U.S.-Canada border

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June 14, 2012 - Industry News

Part of Kentucky's I-24 Restricted to One Lane

Traffic will be restricted to one lane on Kentucky's Interstate 24 westbound at the I-69/Western Kentucky Parkway Interchange in Lyon County. This work zone is expected to be in place for about two months

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June 12, 2012 - Industry News

Second Bridge Planned for Detroit-Canada Link

The owner of the Ambassador Bridge has spent a lot of money fighting the second bridge.

It's looking like officials are closer to building a second bridge to link Detroit to Windsor, Ontario, lightening traffic at one of the most congested U.S.-Canadian border crossings. The new span would be downriver from the 83-year-old Ambassador Bridge

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June 11, 2012 - Industry News

85-mph Speed Limits Possibility in Texas

Texas could be the first U.S. road to post an 85-mph speed limit

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June 11, 2012 - Industry News

Colorado Initiative Will Put Real-Time Highway Video in Truckstops

Video monitors will allow travelers to view real-time conditions on the state's highways. (Photo courtesy of CDOT)

Many truckstops in Colorado will soon be equipped with a tool offering real-time information relating to roadway, weather and traffic conditions on key highways in the state. The program is a cooperative effort involving Walmart, local truckstops, the Colorado Motor Carriers Association and the Colorado Department of Transportation

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June 8, 2012 - Industry News

Part of Missouri's U.S. 54 to Close for Eight Weeks

Trucks with a gross weight less than 40,000 pounds can use US 61, Route B and MO 79 around the closure. Heavier trucks cannot use this route because a bridge on Mo 79 is limited to vehicles of 20 tons or less. (Photo courtesy of MoDOT)

U.S. Highway 54 between Louisiana, Mo., and Bowling Green, Mo., will close on June 18 for a two-month project as two bridges on the route are replaced.

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June 6, 2012 - Industry News

Maryland I-895 Summer Bridge Work to Cause Major Delays

Motorists should anticipate major delays, especially during morning and evening rush hours and weekend peak-travel periods MAT and use I-95 and I-695 (Francis Scott Key Bridge) as alternate routes to I-895.

The Maryland Transportation authority is warning drivers that a repair project on the I-895 "K-truss" bridge over CSX Transportation, between Exit 8 and Exit 7, south of the Baltimore Harbor Tunnel toll plaza, will cause major delays this summer

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June 4, 2012 - Industry News

Potomac River's Woodrow Wilson Bridge Maintenance to Cause Lane Closures

Crews will periodically close one traffic lane during off-peak hours Mondays through Thursdays, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

As part of the regularly scheduled review and maintenance cycle, crews will inspect the I-95/I-495 Woodrow Wilson Bridge over the Potomac River beginning this week and continuing through fall. Crews will periodically close one traffic lane during off-peak hours Mondays through Thursdays, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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June 4, 2012 - Industry News

MD 295 Construction Will Cause Nighttime Closures

Crews will work during nighttime hours only between 7 p.m. and 5 a.m. Multiple lane closures will not occur until 10 p.m.

The nighttime resurfacing of MD 295 (Baltimore-Washington Parkway) north of I-695 and the Baltimore City line will continue through mid-June, causing some delays and lane closures, according to the Maryland State Highway Administration. MSHA says drivers should consider using I-95 US 1 or MD

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May 31, 2012 - Industry News

NY Thruway Association Proposes 45% Toll Hike for Trucks

The New York State Thruway Authority wants to propose toll increases of 45% for commercial vehicles with more than three axles.

The New York State Thruway Authority is eyeing toll increases of 45% for commercial vehicles with more than three axles, and the hike could be implemented as soon as September 30, reports the Associated Press. NYSTA is currently seeking public input on the increase

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May 30, 2012 - Industry News

Connecting Vehicles to Cut Congestion, Improve Safety

The iCone is equipped with radar and cellular and satellite communications to send information about work-zone traffic to message boards upstream from the zone. All the road crew has to do is put it in place and turn it on.

Congress is not going to vote for reinvestment in highway infrastructure any time soon, so the next best thing is to get more out of what already is there, says Xerox chairman and CEO Ursula Burns

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