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August 30, 2010 - Industry News

Increased Investment in Rural Transportation System Key to Keeping Freight Moving

In the U.S., 66 cities with populations of 50,000 or more do not have immediate access to the Interstate system.

The government needs to invest more in America's rural transportation system to keep agriculture, new energy products and freight moving, according to the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials' newest stud

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August 26, 2010 - Industry News

Colorado Eyes Reversible Lane on I-70

The Colorado Department of Transportation has released the results of the first phase Feasibility Study, which found that a reversible lane on Interstate 70 in the mountains is geometrically feasible and if implemented in the eastbound direction, could reduce travel time by about half in this direction

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August 25, 2010 - Industry News

DOT Provides Emergency Funding to Aid in Iowa Flood Damage

The U.S. Department of Transportation is making $1 million in quick release emergency funds immediately available to the Iowa Department of Transportation to begin repairs to roads and bridges damaged by continuous flooding that began on June 1

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August 18, 2010 - Industry News

New York DOT Takes Action on Truck Traffic in Finger Lakes

The New York State Department of Transportation has taken actions to reduce the number of large, oversized and overweight trucks traveling through the Finger Lakes are

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August 12, 2010 - Industry News

Iowa Highways Continue to Be Affected by Flooding

I-35 near Ames, Iowa, has reopened following its closure due to flooding, but a section of I-80 east of Des Moines, in the Colefax area, MM155-159, might have to be closed as soon as midnight due to expected flooding

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August 11, 2010 - Industry News

Smarter Highways Launched on I-5 in Seattle

Washington State this week went live with Smarter Highways on I-5, a high-tech traffic management system that provides drivers real-time traffic information on lane conditions

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August 11, 2010 - Industry News

Flooding Closes I-35, Other Major Iowa Roadways

Interstate 35 near Ames, Iowa, and several other state highways are closed due to flooding, according to the Iowa Department of Transportation

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August 11, 2010 - Industry News

DOT Announces Marine Highway Projects

Just four months after unveiling the America's Marine Highway Program, U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood announced his selection of marine highway corridors and an initial eight projects and six initiatives along the corridors that will be eligible for federal assistance under the program

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August 10, 2010 - Industry News

TxDOT Debuts New Travel Information Line

The Texas Department of Transportation launched a new interactive voice response interface for the Texas Travel Information Line, which provides both road conditions and travel information at 1-800-452-9292

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August 5, 2010 - Industry News

Donor Model of Highway Funding: On Its Way Out?

From 2005 to 2008, almost every state got back all, if not more, of what they contributed to the federal Highway Trust Fun

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August 3, 2010 - Industry News

New Study Calls For Change in Highway Funding Program

The Reason Foundation study says federal fuel tax funds should be refocused on the Interstates. (Photo by the Virginia DOT)

The U.S. would have an additional $10 billion a year to improve our nation's highway system if the government stopped diverting federal gas tax funds to such projects as ferryboats, trails and mass transi

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July 30, 2010 - Industry News

Governors Push to Get Scudder Falls Bridge Revamped

Scudder Falls Bridge, which has two lanes in each direction and no shoulder, handles nearly 60,000 vehicles daily and is the scene of 105 crashes annually. (Photo by DRJTBC)

The governors of Pennsylvania and New Jersey are proposing a public-private partnership to revamp the Scudder Falls Bridge that carries Interstate 95 over the Delaware River

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July 29, 2010 - Industry News

Ambassador Bridge Moves Forward in Approval Process

The current Ambassador Bridge, which is 80 years old, is the busiest border crossing in North America, handling 1.6 million truck crossings each year.

Manuel Moroun, owner of the Ambassador Bridge, is one step closer to building a second span of the international crossing between Michigan and Windsor, Ontario. Moroun received the OK from the Canada Border Services Agency to build a new customs plaza in Windso

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July 21, 2010 - Industry News

GAO: Highway Bridge Program Needs More Work

According to the GAO, one in four bridges is either structurally deficient or functionally obsolete.

In a recent study, the U.S. Government Accountability Office said much work remains to be done on the federal Highway Bridge Program, as one in four bridges in the U.S. is either structurally deficient and needs repair or functionally obsolete

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July 15, 2010 - Industry News

Mexico Gives Truckers Access to Tolled Road to Laredo

Truckers will gradually be allowed to travel on the Nuevo Laredo highway, which connects Monterrey, Mexico, with Laredo, Texas, after the Mexican government closed the highway due to flooding from the Salado Rive

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July 15, 2010 - Industry News

Pennsylvania to Hike Tolls on Turnpike

This is the first time E-ZPass users, which make up almost two-thirds of Turnpike travelers, will pay lower tolls than cash customers on the Turnpike since the system was launched.

The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission has hiked toll rates by 3 percent for E-ZPass users and 10 percent for cash-paying motorists

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July 14, 2010 - Industry News

New York's Sheridan Expressway May Face Demolition

The Sheridan runs between the Cross Bronx Expressway and the Bruckner Expressway in the Bronx.

Community and transportation advocacy groups in New York are working hard these days to push the state Department of Transportation to tear down the Sheridan Expressway in the Bron

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July 12, 2010 - Industry News

Eastbound I-24 Ohio River Bridge Closed This Morning

The Eastbound lanes of the Interstate 24 Bridge between Illinois and Kentucky will be closed between 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Central time toda

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July 9, 2010 - Industry News

I-435 Closure Scheduled for KC This Weekend

A stretch of Interstate 435 in Kansas City, Mo., will be totally closed to traffic this weekend

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July 8, 2010 - Industry News

AASHTO: Crisis Ahead For U.S. Transportation System

(Photo courtesy of New York DOT)

The U.S. transportation system is facing a serious crisis in years ahead, with another 1.8 million trucks expected to be on the roads in 10 years, according to a recent study by the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO)

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July 7, 2010 - Industry News

Ohio to Replace Aging I-71 Bridge

The Jeremiah Morrow Bridge, shown here, was built in 1965 and includes two lanes going each way. (Photo courtesy of Ohio DOT)

The Ohio Department of Transportation has set aside $88 million of its fiscal budget to replace the aging Jeremiah Morrow Bridge, located between Columbus and Cincinnati on Interstate 71

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July 2, 2010 - Industry News

Washington to Build Nation's First 'Electric Highway'

Washington new "electric highway" will support such electric vehicles as this truck by Smith Electric, which is run by AT&T.

With the help of $1.32 million in federal Recovery Act funding, the State of Washington will build an "electric highway," a network of public access electric vehicle recharging locations along Interstate 5, the first in the natio

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June 29, 2010 - Industry News

Boston Strikes Deal With MMTA on Hazmat Route

While the City of Boston's ban on hazardous materials hauling through the city will be lifted this week, the city has reached a deal with the Massachusetts Motor Transportation Association to encourage truckers to use Cross Street, rather than Commercial Street in the North En

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June 29, 2010 - Industry News

Tennessee to Promote Highway Safety Friday

The Tennessee Trucking Association will promote safety during its annual "Holiday Safety Break" this Friday

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June 28, 2010 - Industry News

Poll: Education on Driving Around Trucks Is Inadequate

According to a poll conducted by the Traffic Injury Research Foundation (TIRF), 62.4 percent of Canadian drivers do not believe driver training programs for passenger vehicles provide adequate education about sharing the road with large truck

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