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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

December 18, 2012

Drivewyze Bypass Now Available in New Mexico

New Mexico officially became the 14th state to adopt Drivewyze PreClear as its new bypass service

December 17, 2012

Bill Would Set up VMT Pilot Project

U.S. Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.) introduced legislation in the House of Representatives that would fund a Vehicle Miles Traveled pilot program to examine a new source of funding that would help make up for the Highway Trust Fund deficit

December 15, 2012

Kentucky, Ohio Agree to Build New Ohio River bridge

Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear and Ohio Gov. John Kasich signed an agreement that describes in broad terms how their two states will cooperatively build a new bridge over the Ohio River between Cincinnati and Covington

December 15, 2012

More than One in Four Americans to Take a Road Trip This Holiday Season

AAA projects 93.3 million Americans will journey 50 miles or more from home during the year-end holidays, an increase of 1.6% over the 91.8 million people who traveled last year.

December 13, 2012

Ohio Governor Decides Not to Privatize Turnpike

Ohio Gov. John Kasich announced plans to generate $3 billion for state road projects -- without leasing it or selling it to a private outside concern

December 13, 2012

Missouri's I-49 Designation Makes History

With the designation of former U.S. Route 71 to become part of Interstate 49, this week, the plan for an uninterrupted I-49 is beginning to take shape

December 3, 2012

Minnesota's Lafayette Bridge Closed to Truck Traffic in 2013

Tractor-trailer combinations measuring longer than 35 feet will be restricted from driving on Minnesota's U.S. 52's Lafayette Bridge in St. Paul as construction on their northbound section of the roadway continues

November 30, 2012

Colorado Attempts new Metering System on I-70

In an attempt to alleviate traffic jams on the mountain road of I-70 at the Eisenhower Johnson Memorial Tunnels, the Colorado Department of Transportation is going to take try out a metering method found in large cities

November 27, 2012

Pilot Flying J Offers Breakfast and Hot Soup Bars

Pilot Flying J is offering a new dining experience for its customers with dedicated breakfast and hot soup bars. The new breakfast bar features home-style choices such as biscuits and sausage gravy and southwest egg scramble

November 27, 2012

Reason Foundation Says Costs for Fuel Tax, Toll Collection are 'Myths'

The Reason Foundation, an American libertarian research organization, released a study saying it costs more to collect fuel taxes than is generally believed, and that thanks to new electronic tolling systems, collecting tolls costs less than is thought.

November 26, 2012

Historic Lincoln Tunnel Undergoes Rehab

Work is currently under way to repair the aging Lincoln Tunnel "Helix," including overnight closures on this critical link between New York and New Jersey that will last for about a year

November 26, 2012

Missouri Nears Official Completion of I-49

Missouri is about to officially get a new Interstate designation, I-49

November 25, 2012

New Petro on the Way in Gary, Ind.

TravelCenters of America is spending $20 million to build a new full-service Petro Stopping Center in Gary, Ind., on the 28-acre site of the old Steel City Truck Stop.

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