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March 16, 2012 - Industry News

DOT Says U.S. Needs $101 billion a Year to Maintain Infrastructure

A new report from the Department of Transportation projects that the U.S. needs $101 billion annually plus increases for inflation during the next 20 years from all levels of government to maintain the nation's highway and transit systems

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March 11, 2012 - Industry News

I-75 South Closed in NE Tennessee for About Two Weeks

The Tennessee Department of Transportation has closed both lanes of Interstate 75 South in Campbell County in northeast Tennessee on the Kentucky border, due the collapse of a section of embankment

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March 8, 2012 - Industry News

Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission Completes All-Electric Toll Study

The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission is considering converting to a cashless, all-electronic toll collection system due to advantages such as enhanced safety, a cleaner environment, reduced travel time and reduced operating costs

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March 6, 2012 - Industry News

Work Starts on I-69 Upgrades to Former Western Kentucky Parkway

New signage is being installed on I-69 along the former Western Kentucky Parkway between Eddyville and the Pennyrile Parkway interchange near Madisonville. (Photo courtesy of the Department of Transportation)

A contractor for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet started installing new Interstate 69 signage along the former Western Kentucky Parkway between Eddyville, Ky., and the Pennyrile Parkway interchange near Madisonville, Ky

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February 22, 2012 - Industry News

Truck Detours Planned in Western North Dakota Oil Cities

North Dakota Gov. Jack Dalrymple announced plans to detour heavy traffic around several cities in the state's western oil patch.

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February 20, 2012 - Industry News

I-64 Sherman Minton Bridge Reopens to Traffic

The 50-year-old Sherman Minton bridge has reopened after repairs were made to cracks found in two support beams.

The I-64 Sherman Minton Bridge over the Ohio River between Southern Indiana and Louisville has reopened to traffic, says the Indiana Department of Transportation

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February 19, 2012 - Industry News

FHWA Chooses Third State in Interstate Tolling Program

The Federal Highway Administration has chosen North Carolina as the last of three states eligible to place tolls on interstates under a federal pilot program, joining Virginia and Missouri

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February 14, 2012 - Industry News

Kentucky to Adopt PrePass Technology

Kentucky will adopt PrePass truck technology, which allows participating transponder-equipped commercial vehicles to bypass designated weigh stations, port-of-entry facilities and agricultural interdiction facilities

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February 7, 2012 - Industry News

Seven Feathers Truck & Travel Center Opens 87-Space Truck Parking Lot

Seven Feathers Truck & Travel Center in southern Oregon opened a new 87-space parking area designed for long-haul commercial carriers on the I-5 corridor

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February 7, 2012 - Industry News

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

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February 6, 2012 - Industry News

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

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January 31, 2012 - Industry News

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

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January 26, 2012 - Industry News

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

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January 24, 2012 - Industry News

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

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January 18, 2012 - Industry News

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

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January 16, 2012 - Industry News

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

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January 12, 2012 - Industry News

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

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January 9, 2012 - Industry News

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

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January 8, 2012 - Industry News

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

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January 5, 2012 - Industry News

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

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December 28, 2011 - Industry News

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

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December 27, 2011 - Industry News

Frustrated Montreal-area Truckers Apply Congestion Surcharges

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

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December 26, 2011 - Industry News

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

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December 26, 2011 - Industry News

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

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December 26, 2011 - Industry News

Maryland Announces Additional Emergency Truck Parking During Winter Storms

MDOT has announced a new mobile app that gives truckers an easy way to navigate to six new lots and to existing truck parking.

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

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