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August 19, 2011 - Industry News

Port Authority of New York and New Jersey to Double Tolls

Tolls will be going up on the George Washington Bridge. (Photo by John O'Connell.)

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey Friday approved raising bridge and tunnel tolls that will mean an extra $50 per five-axle truck for E-Z Pass users and even more for cash customers

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August 18, 2011 - Industry News

RI Wants Tolls on I-95

Rhode Island has asked the federal government for permission to charge tolls on Interstate 95 near the Connecticut border

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August 17, 2011 - Industry News

DOT Announces $417.3 Million in Grants for State Highway Projects

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood announced $417.3 million in grants to fund an array of efforts ranging from interstate maintenance to research into innovative bridge materials and construction methods

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August 13, 2011 - Industry News

Damage to I-29 Bridges in Iowa Sets Back Recovery Schedule

The Missouri River flooding has undermined the south bridge approaches of dual Interstate 29 bridges at mile post 1.4 in the southwestern corner of Iowa, and is threatening the bridges. The seriousness of the damage is expected to delay the eventual reopening of the interstate when the waters recede

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August 11, 2011 - Industry News

Law Enforcement to Pace Vehicles on I-70

The Colorado Department of Transportation, in coordination with the Colorado State Patrol, and Silverthorne Police Department, will pace vehicles on I-70 in an effort to reduce congestion using a technique sometimes called "rolling roadblocks.

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August 10, 2011 - Industry News

Delays Possible on I-15 in Vegas

Three lanes of southbound Interstate 15 in Las Vegas could be closed for days after a fiery fuel tanker truck crash

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August 10, 2011 - Industry News

Survey: Americans Looking for Local Solutions to Congestion Concerns

According to the latest America THINKS survey from HNTB Corp., people are fed up with congested, crumbling roads and are looking for decisions from local and regional officials about how to prioritize fixing them

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August 4, 2011 - Industry News

OIG: Public Private Partnerships a Mixed Blessing

In a report issued in late July, the Office of Inspector General found that public-private partnerships have several financial disadvantages when compared to traditional public sector financing, but certain private sector efficiencies can meaningfully offset PPPs' cost disadvantages

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July 27, 2011 - Industry News

Civil Engineers: Families Will Suffer if Infrastructure Crumbles

The nation's deteriorating surface transportation infrastructure will cost the American economy more than 870,000 jobs, and suppress the growth of the country's Gross Domestic Product by $3.1 trillion by 2020, according to a new report released by the American Society of Civil Engineers

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July 27, 2011 - Industry News

Equipment Makers Offer Idea to Fund Highways

The Association of Equipment Manufacturers says it has an idea for a revenue-neutral solution to rebuild and modernize America's interstates without raising the fuel tax

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July 26, 2011 - Industry News

Illinois DOT Warns of Three-Day I-57 Closure

The Illinois Department of Transportation will close Interstate 57 for an expected three days next week

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July 25, 2011 - Industry News

Freeway Closures Coming to I-710/Long Beach Freeway

The California Department of Transportation will conduct 10 weekends of 53-hour extended closures and full freeway closures on the Long Beach Freeway (I-710) beginning August 5

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July 24, 2011 - Industry News

Outlines of Transport Bill Emerge from Senate Hearings

The Senate Environment & Public Works Committee is going forward with a 2-year proposal that would keep funding at its current level of $109 billion. (Photo by Steven Vance)

The outline of a transportation reauthorization bill started to emerge from the haze of Washington's summer heat storm last week. Timing and details will remain blurred for a while yet, at least until the epic struggle over the debt ceiling is resolved, but at several hearings last week Senators began public discussions on highway funding, policy and safety

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July 22, 2011 - Industry News

Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission Approves 2012 Toll Increase

Truck entering Pennsylvania Turnpike (photo by Ben Schumin).

The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission approved a 2012 rate schedule that will result in overall toll-revenue growth of 3%

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July 15, 2011 - Industry News

Lane Closures Scheduled on I-95 in Maryland

Look for overnight single and double lane closures for the next three weeks on southbound I-95 in Maryland between MD 198 (exit 33) and MD 212 (exit 29) as part of the Intercounty Connector (ICC) project

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July 14, 2011 - Industry News

I-405 Closure This Weekend to Disrupt Traffic with 'Carmageddon'

The Los Angeles region is bracing for a 53-hour shutdown of Interstate 405 in mid-July that will cut off a critical, high-traffic trucking route

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July 12, 2011 - Industry News

WSDOT I-5 Lane Closure for Week of July 18

Washington State officials have pushed back the date of a major 87-hour Interstate 5 lane closure, according to the state Department of Transportation

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July 8, 2011 - Industry News

Maryland to Close Lanes on Southbound I-95 in Greenbelt starting July 13

Beginning Wednesday night, July 13, the Maryland State Highway Administration will close up to three lanes on southbound I-95/I-495 on the Capital Beltway at the MD 201 Bridge, Kenilworth Avenue, weather permitting

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July 7, 2011 - Industry News

House Panel Unveils Highway Proposal

The starting point for reauthorization of the federal highway law in the House is a six-year vision - not a bill yet - of a dramatically smaller program that seeks to leverage federal funds by giving states more flexibility. At a briefing on Capitol Hill, Rep. John Mica, R-Fla., unveiled the outlines of a $230 billion measure that relies solely on the money that's available through the Highway Trust Fund

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July 5, 2011 - Industry News

Buffalo's Peace Bridge to Get Canadian Pre-Screening

The Peace Bridge port of entry spans the Niagara River between Buffalo, N.Y, and Fort Erie, Ontario. It's the fourth busiest border crossing in North America, and congestion on the U.S.-bound lanes caused by truck screening is legendary. That problem could soon be solved.

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July 4, 2011 - Industry News

Arkansas Highway Funding Plan Thrown into Reverse by Anti-Tax Fervor

If you've been wondering why Congress has not been able to reauthorize the federal highway program, take a look at what's happened in Arkansas. There the anti-tax fervor that currently reigns on Capitol Hill has been taken to an instructive extreme

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June 30, 2011 - Industry News

Possible Government Shutdown Causes Minnesota Rest Areas to Close

Truckers in Minnesota may need to find new pit stops this weekend as rest areas shu tdown in the face of a government shutdown

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June 29, 2011 - Industry News

L.A. Mayor Warns Drivers of Impending Freeway Closure on I-405

Map of the I-405 closure.

Both north- and south-bound lanes for Interstate 405 in Los Angeles will be closed for just over two days straight next month, which may cause nightmarish road conditions for drivers.

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June 28, 2011 - Industry News

DOT Sending Emergency Highway Funds to North Dakota

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood announced he is making $5 million in quick release emergency funds available to the North Dakota Department of Transportation to immediately begin restoring federal-aid highways damaged by flooding

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June 23, 2011 - Industry News

Reauthorization? Maybe Next Month

Congress is inching toward legislation to reauthorize the federal highway program, but details are scarce and the schedule remains a "maybe." "We may move forward in July," said Justin Harclerode, spokesman for the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee

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