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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

December 8, 2011

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

December 7, 2011

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

November 28, 2011

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

November 22, 2011

PennDOT, PA Turnpike Unveil New Tow Plow

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

November 21, 2011

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

November 15, 2011

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

November 15, 2011

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

November 10, 2011

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

November 6, 2011

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

November 3, 2011

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

November 3, 2011

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)

November 2, 2011

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

November 1, 2011

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

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

October 31, 2011

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

October 30, 2011

Seattle's 'Viadoom' Project Reopens Two Days Early

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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