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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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June 23, 2010 - Industry News

Pennsylvania Cracks Down on Trucks Hauling Waste Water

During a three-day enforcement blitz last week, the Pennsylvania State Police focused on trucks hauling waste water from Marcellus Shale natural gas drilling operations across the state

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June 22, 2010 - Industry News

DOT Shells Out $6 Million to Ease Truck Parking

Funding will go toward adding parking capacity and to developing innovative ways to keep truck drivers up to date on space availability along these freight corridors. (Photo by TA)

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood has allocated $6 million to help address the parking shortage for commercial trucks on five U.S. interstates

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May 28, 2010 - Industry News

TIGER II Grants To Target Major-Impact Transportation Projects, Job Creation

Following on the success of the U.S. Department of Transportation's TIGER (Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery) Discretionary Grant Program, Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood announced the availability of $600 million in TIGER II grants for capital investment in surface transportation projects

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May 28, 2010 - Industry News

Arizona Pushes for Rest Area Reform

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer and the Arizona Department of Transportation are pushing to change the way states operate rest areas without cutting into budgets for public safety services

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May 26, 2010 - Industry News

FHWA Develops New Technology For Identifying Congestion

FPMweb can help fleets avoid congested areas around the country. (Photo courtesy of the Virginia Department of Transportation)

The American Transportation Research Institute and the Federal Highway Administration have developed a way to measure truck congestion as a step toward improving freight distribution

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May 26, 2010 - Industry News

Pennsylvania Coalition Calls For Comprehensive Solution to Transportation Funding

A Pennsylvania coalition, the Keystone Transportation Funding Coalition, has pledged its support for a comprehensive solution to Pennsylvania's transportation funding dilemma and urged the General Assembly to address the issue in the current special legislative session

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May 26, 2010 - Industry News

Utah DOT Gets to Work on I-15 Construction Project

The Utah Department of Transportation has started to work on the Utah County I-15 Corridor Expansion Project, which involves building 24 miles of freeway improvements on Interstate 15

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May 19, 2010 - Industry News

Boston Receives Extension on Hazmat Vehicles Ban

The City of Boston has been granted a 45-day extension of its ban on hazardous materials trucks driving through the cit

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May 18, 2010 - Industry News

Emergency Repairs Get Underway on I-24 Sinkhole

The sinkhole is estimated to be 25 feet wide and 25 feet deep.

A large sinkhole opened up in the eastbound lanes of Interstate 24 near the Grundy/Coffee County line in Tennessee Tuesday

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May 10, 2010 - Industry News

Virginia Moves to Toll Interstate 95 at N.C. Border

Virginia may put tolls on I-95. Here, traffic is backed up on I-95 North in Richmond. (Photo courtesy of Virginia DOT)

Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell has submitted an application to the Federal Highway Administration to put tolls along Interstate 95 near the North Carolina border

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May 10, 2010 - Industry News

Pennsylvania Inspects Truck Brakes In Enforcement Blitz

During a one-day enforcement blitz focusing on inspecting commercial vehicle brakes, Pennsylvania State Police and motor carrier enforcement officers placed 282 trucks out of service and issued 945 traffic violations

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May 5, 2010 - Industry News

Pennsylvania Legislators Come Up With New Tolling Structure

Three Pennsylvania legislators have suggested the state implement new tolls on interstates highways, including a $5 fee for trucks and $1 for passenger vehicles, in response to Pennsylvania's transportation funding crisi

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April 29, 2010 - Industry News

Canada Offers to Pay Michigan's Share For Detroit-Windsor Bridge; Partnership Bill Gets Closer to Publication

An artist rendering of the proposed DRIC bridge.

Canada has offered to cover Michigan's share of the costs to build the proposed new bridge linking Detroit and Windsor, up to $550 million

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