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March 19, 2013

Engineers Give America's Infrastructure a D+

The American Society of Civil Engineers says the state of America's infrastructure rose slightly, going from a D in 2009 to a D+ in its 2013 Report Card for America's Infrastructure, and projected a $1.5 trillion funding shortfall by 2020 based on current funding levels.

February 28, 2013

House Sets Transportation Oversight Hearing

The House of Representatives will begin oversight of the new federal highway program March 14 with a hearing to review implementation of key elements of last year’s highway bill.

February 27, 2013

Nevada Mulls Higher Speed Limits

Legislation introduced this week in Nevada could result in speed limits of as much as 85 mph on some Interstate roadways.

February 26, 2013

Winter Storm Heads East

The winter storm that’s pummeled the nation’s mid-section and the Plains, that the National Weather Service is calling a “crippling, historic blizzard,” continues in the Midwest and is moving toward the Great Lakes Northeast while bringing dangerous rain storms to the Southeast.

February 25, 2013

Another Winter Storm Blasts Across Plains States

Big delays are expected in several Midwest and Great Plains states as a result of Winter Storm Rocky, just days after another storm pounded the region.

February 25, 2013

Louisiana Opens Six Lanes on I-10

Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development recently opened six lanes of traffic on I-10 between the I-10/I-12 split and Siegen Lane in Baton Rouge.

February 14, 2013

DOT Moving Ahead with MAP-21 Freight Initiatives

The Department of Transportation is asking for nominations for a committee that will establish the National Freight Strategic Plan that's called for in last year's highway bill, and has proposed a process for desgnating a national freight network.

February 7, 2013

States Looking At Higher Speed Limits

Following a bold move by Texas last year authorizing speed limits as high as 85 mph along certain roads, more states are jumping on the bandwagon when it comes to puttin’ the hammer down.

February 7, 2013

Battling Jughandles in New Jersey

Politicians generally aren’t known as going against the status quo, but one is moving in that direction in an effort to stop jughandles, which he blames for gridlock at hundreds of intersections in his state, reports Senior Contributing Editor Evan Lockridge in this guest post on the All That's Trucking blog.

February 6, 2013

Congestion Cost Trucking $27 billion in 2011

Congestion has a price, and for the trucking industry, It's billions of dollars lost. The total financial cost of congestion in 2011 was $121 billion, up one billion dollars from the year before and translating to $818 per U.S. commuter. Of that total, about $27 billion worth was wasted time and diesel fuel from trucks moving goods on the system.

January 23, 2013

I-64 Closure Planned in St. Louis

If the weather cooperates, the Missouri Department of Transportation plans to close all lanes of Interstate 64 in St. Louis between Kings Highway and Forest Park Parkway Friday, Jan. 25 at 8 p.m. until 3 a.m. Monday, Jan. 28

January 3, 2013

Drivewyze Provides Mobile Inspection Site Bypass in Nevada

Drivewyze Inc. announced that Nevada has become the 15th state to adopt the Drivewyze PreClear bypass service, which uses tablets, smartphones and select Electronic On-Board Recorders to provide commercial vehicles with inspection site bypass opportunities.

January 2, 2013

Texas I-35E Project Moves Foward

Traffic relief is on the way for North Texas travelers who rely on Interstate 35E between Dallas and Denton. Recently, the Texas Transportation Commission chose Archer Western/Granite/LANE Constructors as the developer for much-needed improvements to the 28-mile corridor

January 2, 2013

TravelCenters Opens First S.C. Petro Stopping Center

TravelCenters of America LLC, operator of the TA and Petro Stopping Centers, has announced the acquisition and rebranding of a travel center in Florence, S.C., to the Petro Stopping Centers brand

December 28, 2012

CDOT Closes I-70 Rest Area In Glenwood Springs

The Colorado Department of Transportation recently closed a rest area in west Glenwood Springs off of I-70 in a move to cut costs

December 28, 2012

North Carolina's Quick Pass and E-ZPass Function as One

Beginning Thursday, Jan. 3, drivers with an E-ZPass or NC Quick Pass hardcase transponder can travel in all E-ZPass states and North Carolina using their prepaid electronic toll collection account

December 27, 2012

Eight Truckstops Join Network of Electric Plug-in Power Pedestals

Shorepower Technologies has announced eight more truckstops added electric plug-in power pedestals to their locations. Connections providing 480-volt power for hybrid refrigerated trailers are also being installed at four of the eight truckstops

December 26, 2012

Iowa Parking Area Closing for Winter

The Iowa Department of Transportation is announcing the temporary closure of the undeveloped rest area at mile post 51 on southbound Interstate 35 in Warren County, Iowa, beginning Jan. 2

December 19, 2012

New York Metro Tolls Going up March 1

New York's Metropolitan Transportation Authority board voted unanimously to approve a fare and toll increase for all MTA facilities. The new fare and toll rates go into effect on March 1, 2013

December 19, 2012

Virginia Considers North-South Corridor

Virginia planning officials this week held open house meetings to get public input on a proposed multimodal North-South Corridor that would link I-95 with Dulles International Airport and could take pressure off the Capitol Beltway

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