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February 7, 2012

Pilot Flying J Acquires Inver Grove Heights, Minn., Truck Stop

Pilot Flying J acquired the Olsons Truck Stop in Inver Grove Heights, Minn., and will remodel the travel center with full amenities

February 6, 2012

North Dakota Seasonal Highway Load Restrictions Begin Feb. 8

The North Dakota Department of Transportation will place seasonal load restrictions on highways in southwestern North Dakota beginning Feb. 8. at 7 a.m. CST

January 31, 2012

Rock Slide Closes Westbound I-40 For Weeks In North Carolina

A rock slide near Exit 451 on I-40 West closed the road near US 276, Exit 20, West of Asheville, N.C., in Haywood County near the Tennessee state line

January 26, 2012

Portions of Texas Interstate Highways to see Speed Limit Increase

Miles of Texas highway will soon see speed limit increases after the Texas Transportation Commission action approved 75 mph designations for almost 1,500 miles of interstate

January 24, 2012

NATSO Urges Missouri Lawmakers Not to Toll I-70

After news broke that Missouri might toll I-70, which runs east and west through the middle of the state, to fund repairs, the truckstop association NATSO urged Missouri lawmakers to oppose the proposal

January 18, 2012

Missouri DOT Pushing I-70 Toll Road Plan

Interstate 70, which runs east and west through the state of Missouri, is in desperate need of improvements. The big question is how the state will afford those improvements. The state Department of Transportation is pushing a plan that would turn I-70 into a toll road

January 16, 2012

Plans for Southern California Truck-Only Freeway In the Works

A flood of freight predicted to clog freeways in Southern California has spurred regional transportation officials to plan a truck-only east-west freeway between two major interstates, according to the Riverside Press-Enterprise

January 12, 2012

Proposal Would Raise Ohio Speed Limit

An Ohio lawmaker has introduced a bill that would raise the speed limit for all vehicles on the state's interstate highways from 65 to 70 mph, following a similar move by the Ohio Turnpike

January 9, 2012

U.S. Department of Transportation Announces $1.6 billion in Funding for U.S. Roads and Bridges

Ray Lahood, U.S. Transportation Secretary, announced Monday that almost $1.6 billion in funding will go toward the repair of U.S. roads and bridges that were damaged by natural disasters

January 8, 2012

Highway Funding Climbing Legislative Ladder, More States Eyeing Tax Hikes

The declining state of roads and bridges, and burgeoning congestion is becoming more difficult to ignore, and several state legislatures are now openly discussing the likelihood of hiking fuel taxes

January 5, 2012

Pennsylvania Turnpike in Danger of Becoming Insolvent

Pennsylvania Auditor General, Jack Wagner, says the State General Assembly must amend or appeal a rule requiring the Turnpike Commission to provide $450 million a year in infrastructure funding to the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation

December 28, 2011

Maryland Hikes Truck Tolls January 1

Effective 12:01 a.m. on Sunday Jan. 1, 2012, new toll rates and other changes take effect at Maryland's toll facilities

December 27, 2011

Frustrated Montreal-area Truckers Apply Congestion Surcharges

Truckers in Montreal, Que. have begun charging customers traffic surcharges to compensate for increased operating costs

December 26, 2011

PETA Urging Memorials for Animals Killed in Highway Crashes

The animal rights group, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals wants to erect highway memorials to the victims" of highway crashes involving animals

December 26, 2011

North Carolina DOT Completes I-40 Widening Project

Raleigh area drivers are enjoying a faster commute and smoother drive thanks to the completion of a $49 million highway widening project recently completed by the North Carolina Department of Transportation -- on time and on budget

December 26, 2011

Maryland Announces Additional Emergency Truck Parking During Winter Storms

MDOT has released a list of park and ride lots truckers can use during snow storms of six inches or more instead of parking along highway ramps and shoulders

December 20, 2011

Research Could Lead to Fewer Accident-Prone Intersections

The difference between an intersection controlled by flashing lights and one controlled by a stop sign can play a big role in accident prevention, according to a new study by researchers at The University of Texas at Austin

December 20, 2011

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

December 18, 2011

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

December 15, 2011

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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