Traffic Congestion

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April 15, 2015

Ports Must Adapt to Volume, Says N.J. Trucking Association

Addressing the monumental traffic backups at the Ports of New York and New Jersey, the New Jersey Trucking Association called on the ports to adapt to the higher volume and increase gate hours.

April 10, 2015

Congestion Causes 6 Mile Lines at NY/NJ Ports

The Port of New York and New Jersey is facing costly delays for truckers and cargo owners as record imports come through, according to a report on JOC.com.

December 17, 2014

New Jersey Tops List of Truck Freight Congestion

The George Washington Bridge in Fort Lee, N.J. topped the list of the most congested locations for truck freight, according to analysis from the American Transportation Research Institute.

November 25, 2014

Thanksgiving Traffic Forecast: Longer Delays on Wednesday Afternoon

Anyone out driving the day before Thanksgiving needs to be prepared for possible big traffic delays with traffic congestion predicted to be 25% worse than a typical Wednesday afternoon, according to the traffic analytics company Inrix.

October 9, 2014

Lane Closures This Weekend on I-65 in Franklin, Tenn.

Road crews are closing lanes on Interstate 65 in Franklin, Tenn., from Oct. 11-12 as they do bridge repairs at State Route 248 on the Peytonsville/Goose Creek Bypass.

September 11, 2014

Avoid Interstate 5 in Olympia the Next 2 Weekends

A bridge structural repair near Olympia, Wash. over the next two weekends is expected to cause traffic problems due to ramp and lane closures. The Washington Department of Transportation is warning drivers to avoid the Interstate 5 in Olympia if possible.

September 3, 2014

I-64 Closures Expected to Affect St. Louis Drivers

Several lane closures on Interstate 64 in St. Louis are expected to impact drivers heading downtown from Sept. 4-10.

September 3, 2014

Bridge Repair on I-5 to Cause Traffic Delays in Washington

The Washington State Department of Transportation expects a bridge expansion joint repair project to cause lengthy traffic backups and delays in Olympia Washington in mid-September.

August 28, 2014

Labor Day Holiday Traffic Expected to be Greatest Since 2008

Nearly 35 million million Americans are expected to journey 50 miles or more from home Thursday through Monday, a 1.3% percent increase over 2013.

July 21, 2014

Colorado Adding Temporary Express Lanes to Crowded Part of I-70

The Colorado Department of Transportation has started work on the Eastbound I-70 Peak Period Shoulder Lane project creating temporary eastbound express lane between Idaho Springs and Empire, but commercial trucks will not be able to use them.

May 23, 2014

Increased Cargo Thefts, Traffic, Highway Deaths Come with Memorial Day Holiday

AAA projects 36.1 million Americans will journey 50 miles or more from home during the Memorial Day holiday weekend, a 1.5% increase from last year, with more than eight in 10 driving to their destinations.

April 30, 2014

Traffic Congestion Cost Trucking More Than $9 Billion Last Year

Congestion on the nation’s Interstate highways added over $9.2 billion in operational costs to the trucking industry in 2013, according to research released Wednesday by the American Transportation Research Institute.

March 4, 2014

Traffic Congestion Climbed in 2013

A new report shows traffic congestion in the U.S. increased last year after two consecutive years of declines and is growing faster than the nation’s economy.

January 27, 2014

Traffic Advisories Issued Ahead of This Weekend’s Super Bowl

While Super Bowl XLVIII is still a few days away but it’s already affecting traffic in parts of New York City and New Jersey.

December 10, 2013

Ports of L.A. and Long Beach to Test System to Speed Up Truck Movements

In an effort to streamline traffic at the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, the Freight Advanced Traveler Information Program Demonstration Project will go live on Wednesday.

November 26, 2013

Millions Hitting the Road for Thanksgiving Travel

AAA projects 43.4 million Americans will journey 50 miles or more from home during the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, a decrease of 1.5% from the 44 million people who traveled last year.

November 22, 2013

Traffic Congestion Forecast to be Worse in Spots around Thanksgiving

For trucking the time before and after holidays often means traffic is heavier at times and this Thanksgiving may be a whopper in some places.

September 13, 2013

U.S. Canada Tolled Border Crossing Traffic Falls

New figures from the Public Border Operators Association show total vehicles visiting the 11 tolled border crossing between the United States and Canada fell in August compared to the same time a year ago.

August 28, 2013

Travel Delays Expected Through Monday Along I-95 in Baltimore

As the city of Baltimore gears up for the 2013 Baltimore Grand Prix taking place this weekend, the Maryland Transportation Authority and the Maryland State Highway Administration are reminding drivers to anticipate delays,

August 27, 2013

Economic Watch: Increasing Traffic Congestion Points to Improving Economy

If increased traffic along the nation’s highways is a accurate indicator of increased commerce and an improving economy, then things are better overall than they were the same time a year ago according to one firm, Inrix, which monitors traffic congestion.

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