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December 20, 2011 - Industry News

Poll Finds 77 Percent of Americans Oppose Raising the Gas Tax

A majority of Americans believe new transportation projects should be paid for with user-fees instead of tax increases, according to a new national Reason-Rupe poll of 1,200 adults on cell phones and land lines

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December 18, 2011 - Industry News

ATA Supports Grimm/Lautenberg Commuter Protection Act Bill

Last week, Sen. Frank Lautenberg and Rep. Michael Grimm introduced a bill to would restore the U.S. Department of Transportation's ability to determine whether toll hikes are reasonable, and give the Department authority to prescribe more reasonable tolls

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December 15, 2011 - Industry News

TIGER III Produces $511 Million for 46 Projects

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood announced the funding grants on Thursday, months ahead of schedule, so communities can get started on job-creating infrastructure projects

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December 8, 2011 - Industry News

DOT Green Lights I-5 Columbia River Crossing Project

In a Record of Decision signed Dec. 7 by The Federal Highway Administration and the Federal Transit Administration, the two agencies have approved a new river crossing over the Columbia River, and a series of improvements to the I-5 corridor

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December 7, 2011 - Industry News

Montana DOT Begins Using Salt Brine, Limits Use of Magnesium Chloride

Officials say salt brine is a less expensive and less corrosive alternative to magnesium chloride, and it's more effective than pure rock salt. It's already in use in the Kalispell and Whitefish areas as well as Missoula, Helena, and Butte

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November 28, 2011 - Industry News

DOT Doles Out More Than $215 Million to Repair Damaged Roads and Bridges

The U.S Department of Transportation will provide more than $215 million to states across the nation to cover the costs of repairing roads and bridges damaged by a variety of natural disasters

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November 22, 2011 - Industry News

PennDOT, PA Turnpike Unveil New Tow Plow

The tow plow costs between $99,000 and $106,000 based on equipment. Photo by MoDOT.

Motorists using the Pennsylvania Turnpike and Interstate highways this winter will be in for a bit of a surprise. In addition to traditional plows, snow removal crews will also be using a 30-foot-long, tow-behind snowplows

Tags: Highways, Winter Driving

November 21, 2011 - Industry News

Maryland Transportation Authority Warns of Increased Traffic as Intercounty Connector Opens

The Maryland Transportation Authority and State Highway Administration are warning of increased traffic in the area of the Intercounty Connector/MD 200 as the highway's second segment opens today

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November 15, 2011 - Industry News

Researchers Identify Nation's Most Congested Corridors

The 2011 Congested Corridors Report is the first nationwide effort to identify reliability problems at specific stretches of highway responsible for significant traffic congestion at different times and different days

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November 15, 2011 - Industry News

Huge Demand for TIGER Grants Highlights Need for More Transportation Investments

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood says overwhelming demand for Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) grants has once again far surpassed the available funding

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November 10, 2011 - Industry News

Missouri Moving Ahead on I-70 Tolling Plans

The head of the Missouri Department of Transportation plans to try to convince the state General Assembly to authorize tolls for Interstate 70

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November 6, 2011 - Industry News

House GOP Bill Would Tap Energy Production to Fund Infrastructure Spending

House Republicans plan to introduce a multiyear surface transportation reauthorization bill that would expand domestic energy production to pay for transportation infrastructure. House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio said he hopes to pass the bill before the end of the year

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November 3, 2011 - Industry News

U.S. Transportation Secretary LaHood Calls for Passage of Jobs Bill

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood called on Congress to pass the transportation portion of the American Jobs Act during a visit to the Bridgeport-Norristown Viaduct outside Philadelphia

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November 3, 2011 - Industry News

British Columbia Officials Urge Chain Prep

If you're driving through British Columbia this winter, make sure you have your tire chains ready to go - especially on the Coquihalla Highway #5 at Box Canyon (south/west of Great Bear Snowshed)

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November 2, 2011 - Industry News

Coalition to Congress: Give States More Flexibility to Impose Tolls on Highways

A coalition of highway construction groups in nearly a dozen states has launched a national campaign to urge Congress to allow states to impose tolls to pay for long-overdue highway improvements

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November 1, 2011 - Industry News

Missouri DOT Earns $1 Million to Add Truck Parking on I-70

By making it easier for professional drivers to find spots to rest, MoDOT expects to reduce crashes caused by driver fatigue. Photo by Jim Park.

The Missouri Department of Transportation earned $1 million in federal funding to build new truck parking spaces on the Interstate 70 corridor

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October 31, 2011 - Industry News

Texas DOT Removing Nighttime Truck Speed Limit Signs

The Texas Department of Transportation has begun work to remove the 65-mile per hour nighttime speed limit and all truck speed limit signs on Lubbock District roadways

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October 30, 2011 - Industry News

Seattle's 'Viadoom' Project Reopens Two Days Early

Alaskan Way Viaduct in Seattle

The busy Alaskan Way Viaduct along the Puget Sound waterfront in Seattle that was shut down more than a week ago has reopened to traffic nearly two days early

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October 30, 2011 - Industry News

Flood-damaged Interstate 680 to Reopen Wednesday

After it was shut down in early June due Missouri River flooding, repair work on the bridge that links Iowa and Nebraska, just to the north of Omaha, is all but complete. The bridge will reopen later this week

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October 28, 2011 - Industry News

National Retail Federation President Speaks About Importance of Infrastructure

National Retail Federation President and CEO Matthew Shay Friday emphasized the importance of infrastructure to the retail industry and in turn its impact on the national economy, in a keynote address to the Valley Industry and Commerce Association's 23rd Annual Business Forecast Conference in Los Angeles

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October 27, 2011 - Industry News

Making a Smart Roadside Even Smarter

HELP Inc. has moved to a new technology-agnostic platform backed by cloud-based data that is more current, complete and correct than that offered by government systems. The move offers a Smarter Roadside solution and enables HELP to launch many new services

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October 25, 2011 - Industry News

Arizona Throws Hat in the Ring for Tolling Project

The Arizona Department of Transportation is looking at tolling the segment of Interstate 15 that cuts across the northwestern corner of the state

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October 20, 2011 - Industry News

Michigan Senate Scuttles Plans for New Detroit-Windsor Bridge

Plans for a new bridge between Detroit and Windsor, Ont., hit a dead end after the Michigan Senate rejected a $5.3 billion funding bill needed get construction started

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October 19, 2011 - Industry News

Toll Booth-, Transponder-free Tolling now Possible

Toll booths and even transponder-based billing could become obsolete if GPS-based tolling catches on. Photo by Jim Park.

TransCore has introduced ROVR, a GPS device with GSM communications that allows infrastructure-less tolling and includes an optional driver safety monitoring feature shown to dramatically reduce accidents, improve fuel economy, and decrease Greenhouse gases

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October 19, 2011 - Industry News

Colorado I-70 Speed Harmonization Test Considered Successful

Results from the second Rolling Speed Harmonization effort continues to demonstrate that it can be used to improve road safety, reduce crashes and ultimately improve traffic flow on Interstate 70 during heavier travel periods

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